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Biography

Alex Ewing is an experienced school lawyer and public sector labor attorney. He represents a wide variety of schools, cities, townships, and other public sector entities in all areas of labor relations, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, employee discipline matters, and unfair labor practice charges.

Alex specializes in Ohio public sector collective bargaining, including representing clients in the statutory impasse resolution proceedings (including fact-finding and conciliation). He has represented public sector clients in traditional labor matters before several courts in Ohio and Kentucky, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, the Ohio State Personnel Board of Review, and several local civil service commissions, as well as before multiple private arbitrators. Alex also advises clients regarding strike preparation and avoidance.

In addition to traditional labor relations work, he advises clients regarding employment discrimination, FMLA, and wage and hour issues. Alex represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and several state and federal courts. He also provides training on employee leave management issues for human resource managers and supervisors.

Alex has a substantial focus on school law. He serves as general counsel to school districts of all sizes and provides guidance regarding student discipline, due process, and First and Fourth Amendment issues. In his practice, Alex drafts school district policies governing a variety of areas, including teacher evaluations, social media policies, acceptable use policies, off-campus misconduct, and bullying. He advises school districts on state student privacy law and FERPA issues.

Alex also has extensive experience advising public sector clients regarding board and council governance issues, open meetings and public records issues, and First Amendment matters.

Other Info About Alex

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented numerous clients in fact-finding and conciliation hearings, obtaining excellent results.

Successfully arbitrated multiple contract interpretation labor disputes.

Successfully arbitrated multiple discipline and discharge arbitrations.

Obtained an injunction and Ohio SERB order regarding an unauthorized strike.

Successfully represented a client in case of first impression in Kentucky regarding management’s obligation to bargain a matter of public policy.

Successfully represented a government client in due process appeal before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case.

Education

Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
Law Review, 2006-2008
Moot Court Board 2006-2008
Chase Dean’s Scholar

Undergraduate School

The Ohio State University, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Evans Scholars

Bar Memberships

Alex is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2008

Kentucky, 2011

Courts

Alex is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

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 Eastern District of Kentucky

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2017-2018

Selected to Frost Brown Todd Leadership Program Inaugural Class, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys Executive Committee, elected Chair – 2022

Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association

National Public Employer Labor Relations Association

Ohio Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Parachute Butler County CASA, Board Member

St. Xavier High School, Young Alumni Leadership Committee

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Young Professionals Organization

St. Xavier Church, Downtown Dash and Block Party Planning Committee

St. Ursula Academy, Mock Trial Team Coach, 2009-2010

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