Colleen P. Lewis

Biography

Colleen's practice includes the defense of private and public employers, including several transportation clients, on a wide array of traditional labor and employment issues, including discrimination and civil rights issues, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, Americans With Disabilities compliance, breach of employment contracts, employment-at-will, wage and hour, and National Labor Relations Act. She handles collective bargaining and arbitrations. She also has extensive experience reviewing and drafting Affirmative Action plans and representing companies before the OFCCP. Colleen's practice encompasses both national and regional representation of clients in state and federal courts, and she has handled labor and employment matters in 13 states. She is former chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee. Colleen is chair of the firm's Workplace Harassment Committee and a member of the firm's Professional Development and Diversity committees.

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1989)
    • Articles editor
  • Northern Kentucky University  (B.S., summa cum laude, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Board of Governors 
  • Chamber of Commerce We Lead Program, Class of 2007
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Mentor to New Lawyer Program
  • Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County, Ohio, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor Law and Civil Rights Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Freestore/Foodbank, Personnel Committee
  • Women of Alabaster Ministries, board member

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 10 Woman Recruiter in Cincinnati from Women's Business Cincinnati
  • We Lead 100 Wise Women
  • Commonwealth Law Scholar
  • Kentucky Bar Association CLE Award