Nicholas J. Ziepfel

Shareholder
Cincinnati
625 Eden Park Drive
Suite 450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
P 513.748.1109
F 513.361.0335
P 513.748.1109 | F 513.361.0335



Overview

Nick represents local governments, school districts, and public utilities on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, Open Meetings Act, public funding procedures, economic development matters, real estate disputes, eminent domain, annexation, litigation, and zoning drafting and compliance. He has significant experience advocating in federal and state court and before governmental agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Commerce, OSHA, DOL, OCRC, and the EEOC.

Nick is no stranger to the bargaining table and resolving grievances in both public and private union workplaces. In the private sector, Nick often drafts and enforces restrictive covenants for employers and trains human resources staff, supervisors, and employees to proactively mitigate employment disputes.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. Miami University, B.S., Business

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2024)
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2023-2024)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • City of Trenton, Ohio, City Attorney
  • Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association, Board of Directors
  • Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Hamilton Community Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Hamilton Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Board of Directors
  • Community First solutions, Board of Directors

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Legislation Introduced in Ohio General Assembly to Increase Minimum Teacher Salaries (Apr 3, 2024)
    Sixth Circuit Throws Out Minimum Wage Standards for Employees Who Drive Their Own Vehicles for Work (Mar 18, 2024)
    City of Columbus Bans Consideration of Salary History in the Hiring Process (Feb 29, 2024)
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases 4 New Resource Documents Addressing Students With Disabilities Under Section 504 (Feb 21, 2024)
    Is the Title IX Final Rule Finally Coming? (Feb 6, 2024)
  2. Firm News
    19 Roetzel Attorneys Named Ohio Super Lawyers/Rising Stars (Dec 29, 2023)
    15 Roetzel Attorneys Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 17, 2023)
    22 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 29, 2022)
    Roetzel Adds Shareholders Brian Fox and Nick Ziepfel to Public Law Group (Oct 10, 2022)

Overview

Nick represents local governments, school districts, and public utilities on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, Open Meetings Act, public funding procedures, economic development matters, real estate disputes, eminent domain, annexation, litigation, and zoning drafting and compliance. He has significant experience advocating in federal and state court and before governmental agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Commerce, OSHA, DOL, OCRC, and the EEOC.

Nick is no stranger to the bargaining table and resolving grievances in both public and private union workplaces. In the private sector, Nick often drafts and enforces restrictive covenants for employers and trains human resources staff, supervisors, and employees to proactively mitigate employment disputes.

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. Miami University, B.S., Business

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2024)
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2023-2024)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • City of Trenton, Ohio, City Attorney
  • Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association, Board of Directors
  • Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Hamilton Community Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Hamilton Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Board of Directors
  • Community First solutions, Board of Directors

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Legislation Introduced in Ohio General Assembly to Increase Minimum Teacher Salaries (Apr 3, 2024)
    Sixth Circuit Throws Out Minimum Wage Standards for Employees Who Drive Their Own Vehicles for Work (Mar 18, 2024)
    City of Columbus Bans Consideration of Salary History in the Hiring Process (Feb 29, 2024)
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases 4 New Resource Documents Addressing Students With Disabilities Under Section 504 (Feb 21, 2024)
    Is the Title IX Final Rule Finally Coming? (Feb 6, 2024)
  2. Firm News
    19 Roetzel Attorneys Named Ohio Super Lawyers/Rising Stars (Dec 29, 2023)
    15 Roetzel Attorneys Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 17, 2023)
    22 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 29, 2022)
    Roetzel Adds Shareholders Brian Fox and Nick Ziepfel to Public Law Group (Oct 10, 2022)