Barry Y. Freeman

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4850
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4850 | F 216.623.0134

Overview

With over 25 years as a labor and employment attorney and trial lawyer, Barry Y. Freeman has joined Roetzel’s Employment Services Group as a Shareholder in the firm’s Cleveland office. He represents employers of all sizes in litigation and administrative matters, in addition to providing his clients with day-to-day counseling, strategic advice and compliance guidance. 

Because Mr. Freeman empathizes with each of his clients, he aggressively defends them and their businesses by utilizing creative legal strategies. Since no two cases are alike, Mr. Freeman looks for ways to get clients the results they desire by discovering what is unique about the specific matter and how to use the information to his client's advantage. 

The cases he handles involve all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour; unfair competition and trade secrets, employee benefits; traditional labor law; defamation; and workers’ compensation.  Mr. Freeman has unusual expertise defending wage and hour class and collective actions across the country. 

 

Experience
  • Represents clients with matters including all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour (including class and collective actions); unfair competition and trade secrets; employee benefits; workers' compensation, traditional labor law; defamation; and privacy rights. 
    Focuses on practical, cost-effective solutions.
  • Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. 
Services

Education

  1. University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  2. The University of Chicago, B.A., History

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan
  3. West Virginia
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  5. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  6. U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  7. U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  8. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  9. U.S. Supreme Court
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2013, 2015-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2008)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in Sutton's Who's Who in American Law (2011) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination (Jun 15, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Accommodating Employees Who Are Disabled, Pregnant, or Over 65 (Jun 12, 2020)
    Possible Employer Vicarious Liability for Employee’s HIPAA Violation Even When Employee Engages In Unauthorized Act (Jun 9, 2020)
    Legislation Repeals Three Health-Related Excise Taxes Imposed by the Affordable Care Act (Jun 5, 2020)
    EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021 (May 13, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Adds Shareholder Barry Freeman in Cleveland (Mar 13, 2020)

Overview

With over 25 years as a labor and employment attorney and trial lawyer, Barry Y. Freeman has joined Roetzel’s Employment Services Group as a Shareholder in the firm’s Cleveland office. He represents employers of all sizes in litigation and administrative matters, in addition to providing his clients with day-to-day counseling, strategic advice and compliance guidance. 

Because Mr. Freeman empathizes with each of his clients, he aggressively defends them and their businesses by utilizing creative legal strategies. Since no two cases are alike, Mr. Freeman looks for ways to get clients the results they desire by discovering what is unique about the specific matter and how to use the information to his client's advantage. 

The cases he handles involve all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour; unfair competition and trade secrets, employee benefits; traditional labor law; defamation; and workers’ compensation.  Mr. Freeman has unusual expertise defending wage and hour class and collective actions across the country. 

 

Experience
  • Represents clients with matters including all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour (including class and collective actions); unfair competition and trade secrets; employee benefits; workers' compensation, traditional labor law; defamation; and privacy rights. 
    Focuses on practical, cost-effective solutions.
  • Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. 

Education

  1. University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  2. The University of Chicago, B.A., History

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan
  3. West Virginia
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  3. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  5. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  6. U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  7. U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  8. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  9. U.S. Supreme Court
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2013, 2015-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2008)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in Sutton's Who's Who in American Law (2011) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination (Jun 15, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Accommodating Employees Who Are Disabled, Pregnant, or Over 65 (Jun 12, 2020)
    Possible Employer Vicarious Liability for Employee’s HIPAA Violation Even When Employee Engages In Unauthorized Act (Jun 9, 2020)
    Legislation Repeals Three Health-Related Excise Taxes Imposed by the Affordable Care Act (Jun 5, 2020)
    EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021 (May 13, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Adds Shareholder Barry Freeman in Cleveland (Mar 13, 2020)