Paul L. Jackson

President, Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6657
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6657 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Paul focuses his practice on employee benefit matters, regulatory compliance, labor and employment litigation, negotiating collective bargaining agreements for employers, and assisting in all aspects of employment-related issues. He has been recognized repeatedly by The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law and Labor Law Management and for his work in Labor Law - Union matters.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Paul has prevailed in numerous jury trials on behalf of employers, and dozens of arbitrations.  He regularly represents clients in federal and state court in cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination (including whistleblower claims), wage and hour matters, workplace safety matters, and stat law torts, through all stages of litigation, including appeal.

He also has extensive experience handling traditional labor law matters adverse to labor unions, such as collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, and organizing campaigns.  He has negotiated more than 75 collective bargaining agreements and prevailed in more than 40 labor arbitrations.

Experience
  • Has a long history in representing public universities as to employment/discrimination, Title IX and investigatory matters
  • Successfully represented a public university against a Title IX claim of unequal support in an athletic program
  • Represented public universities against Title IX claims alleging discrimination in an education program
     
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.S., Accounting
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management (2013-2021); Labor Law - Management (2013-2021); and Labor Law - Union (2013-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2021)
  • Passed all parts of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) examination

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Community Support Services, Past Board President
  • United Disability Services, Past Board President
  • All-American Soap Box Derby, Honorary Director
  • United Way Administrative Committee, Member
  • Grace Church of Rootstown, Chairman of the Board of Elders

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Another One Bites the Dust: You Might Be Your Brother Employer’s Keeper (Again) (Jul 30, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    HB 244 Prohibits COVID Vaccination Mandates in Public Schools (Jul 15, 2021)
    The Requirement of In-Person Public Meetings Resumes (Jul 6, 2021)
  2. Article
    ERISA Compliance - Smart Business Akron/Canton (2007)
  3. Presentations
    "Top 10 Employment Law Developments 2020" - Roetzel 2020 Employment Law Briefing Webinar (November 2020)
    "Things Your Employment Lawyers Want you to Know!" - Akron Area Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (August 2020)
    "Fiduciary Webinar" - Enzo Financial & Roetzel Webinar (July 2020)
    "An Update on the Ever-Changing Legal Requirements for Employee Benefits and A Closer Look at Fiduciary Duty Claims" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2019)
    "Fair Labor Standards Act as of 2019: Developments and Practical Solutions" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2019)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Seeks Mansfield Rule Certification to Boost Diversity (Jul 6, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)

Overview

Paul focuses his practice on employee benefit matters, regulatory compliance, labor and employment litigation, negotiating collective bargaining agreements for employers, and assisting in all aspects of employment-related issues. He has been recognized repeatedly by The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law and Labor Law Management and for his work in Labor Law - Union matters.

As an experienced trial lawyer, Paul has prevailed in numerous jury trials on behalf of employers, and dozens of arbitrations.  He regularly represents clients in federal and state court in cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination (including whistleblower claims), wage and hour matters, workplace safety matters, and stat law torts, through all stages of litigation, including appeal.

He also has extensive experience handling traditional labor law matters adverse to labor unions, such as collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, and organizing campaigns.  He has negotiated more than 75 collective bargaining agreements and prevailed in more than 40 labor arbitrations.

Experience
  • Has a long history in representing public universities as to employment/discrimination, Title IX and investigatory matters
  • Successfully represented a public university against a Title IX claim of unequal support in an athletic program
  • Represented public universities against Title IX claims alleging discrimination in an education program
     

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.S., Accounting
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Certifications
  • Certified as a Specialist for Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management (2013-2021); Labor Law - Management (2013-2021); and Labor Law - Union (2013-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2021)
  • Passed all parts of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) examination

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Community Support Services, Past Board President
  • United Disability Services, Past Board President
  • All-American Soap Box Derby, Honorary Director
  • United Way Administrative Committee, Member
  • Grace Church of Rootstown, Chairman of the Board of Elders

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Another One Bites the Dust: You Might Be Your Brother Employer’s Keeper (Again) (Jul 30, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    HB 244 Prohibits COVID Vaccination Mandates in Public Schools (Jul 15, 2021)
    The Requirement of In-Person Public Meetings Resumes (Jul 6, 2021)
  2. Article
    ERISA Compliance - Smart Business Akron/Canton (2007)
  3. Presentations
    "Top 10 Employment Law Developments 2020" - Roetzel 2020 Employment Law Briefing Webinar (November 2020)
    "Things Your Employment Lawyers Want you to Know!" - Akron Area Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (August 2020)
    "Fiduciary Webinar" - Enzo Financial & Roetzel Webinar (July 2020)
    "An Update on the Ever-Changing Legal Requirements for Employee Benefits and A Closer Look at Fiduciary Duty Claims" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2019)
    "Fair Labor Standards Act as of 2019: Developments and Practical Solutions" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2019)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Seeks Mansfield Rule Certification to Boost Diversity (Jul 6, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)