Michael S. Glassman


Michael Glassman is a Partner in Dinsmore & Shohl’s Labor and Employment department and chairs the Employment Law Practice Group. He has practiced management side labor and employment law for over 30 years. Mike represents employers regionally and nationally in employment disputes and litigates matters of all types in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in arbitral forums. He advises on matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, OSHA, wage-hour, leave, traditional labor and union issues, collective bargaining, and other issues which involve the employer/employee relationship. Mike represents a wide range of clients where he partners with management, corporate counsel, and human resource personnel to develop strategies and cost-effective approaches to employment issues. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on labor and employment law topics and previously taught labor and employment law as an adjunct professor at Xavier University. He has been recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer and also as a Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and is recognized as a Leading Business Lawyer by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Attorneys. Mike serves as the Ohio representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), a comprehensive global network of employment and labor attorneys.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1976)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Cincinnati  (B.A., 1973)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • National Register's Who's Who in Executive and Professionals
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Litigation Section
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Industrial Relations Research Association, past President
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Xavier University, former Adjunct Professor, Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Law Alliance, Ohio Representative
  • Adath Israel Synagogue, past President
  • Jewish Vocational Services, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Former Board member and Officer


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Labor and Employment Law 
  • Listed in Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment 
  • Outstanding Service Award from federal district court for service as a Mediator
  • Selected as a Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine