Labor Partner Tony Coleman Joins Dinsmore Armed with Guidance for Employers to Endure the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of labor and employment partner Tony Coleman, who joins the firm in Louisville after 21 years at Frost Brown Todd.
Coleman, who focuses his practice mainly on labor matters in the transportation industry (airlines and trucking companies in particular), comes to Dinsmore as an effective resource for employers and executives seeking continual guidance on safe business operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve focused on COVID-related issues to a great extent over the last several months,” Coleman said. “Airlines and trucking companies never stopped operating during the pandemic, so we’ve had to learn and advise on safety precautions for entering and exiting countries and dealing with all the different laws enacted by the 50 states. Everything is still evolving. No two weeks have been the same regarding these issues.”
Coleman has nearly four decades of experience handling matters under both the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. He has successfully represented companies before the NLRB in hundreds of matters involving unfair labor practices. He has also been through countless arbitrations and has substantial experience representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations.
His ties to Dinsmore run deep, as he first clerked in law school in the early 1980s at Woodward, Hobson & Fulton—a firm that merged with Dinsmore in Louisville and Lexington in 2009. Coleman credits attorney Bill Blodgett, who retired from Dinsmore in recent years, for giving him his “first taste of labor law work.” And Dinsmore’s 5th Street offices are in the same location where Coleman clerked as a second-year law student.