Michael S. Glassman


For more than 30 years, Mike has practiced management side labor and employment law. He 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 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • 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, Labor and Employment Law, past adjunct professor
  • Employment Law Alliance, Ohio representative
  • Adath Israel Synagogue, past president
  • Jewish Vocational Services, Board of Trustees, past chairman 
  • Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, past board member and officer


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 
    • For Employment & Labor (2021)
  • Best Lawyers©
    • "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law - Management (2020)
    • Labor and Employment Law - Management (2021-2022)
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment 
  • Outstanding Service Award from federal district court for service as a mediator
  • Cincy Magazine
    • Cincy Leading Lawyer
    • Leading Lawyers Power 100 (2021)
  • National Register's Who's Who in Executive and Professionals
  • Mentor of the Year Award from Dinsmore (2018)