- Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2014
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 2011
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Don is an associate in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group. Don’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment, as well as general litigation. Don represents clients throughout the country on a variety of litigation and counseling matters. Don has litigated in many different state and federal courts, as well as many federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and similar state agencies. His experience includes representing clients in discrimination and harassment claims, enforcement of non-competition agreement, litigating to enforce and/or vacate arbitration awards, advising clients on employment issues and compliance with collective bargaining agreements, as well as representing clients in a variety of civil litigation matters.
Career highlights include:
- Obtaining summary judgment for clients on a variety of employment matters involving state and federal claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
- Successfully dismissing claims on behalf of clients in employment matters involving state and federal claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and tort claims
Don has presented seminars throughout the country on a wide variety of employment related topics. Don received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, and was the Student Bar Association Social Chair during his third year of law school. Don received his B.A., with a major in Economics, from The Ohio State University.
- 3/27/2019Vorys attorney Don Slezak will speak at a Lorman seminar on March 27, 2019. Slezak’s presentation is entitled, “Hiring Compliance for Recruiters.”
- 11/7/2018Michigan becomes the most recent state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana with the passage of Proposal 18-1 on November 6, 2018.
- 5/19/2017The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently found a regional fast-food chain’s uniform policy, which prohibited employees from wearing any type of buttons, pins or stickers not provided by the restaurant, to be in violation of NLRA Section 8(a)(1).