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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

David R. Vance OSBA Certified Specialist

AttorneysDavid R. Vance
AttorneysDavid R. Vance
David R. Vance


OSBA Certified Specialist
in Labor and Employment Law

OSBA Certified Specialist

Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2011, 2016 – 2021)

Super Lawyers Rising Star


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • West Shore Bar Association

David R. Vance

About David

David Vance’s practice encompasses all areas of labor and employment law. He understands the intricacies of the employment relationship and has the experience and expertise to solve complex legal problems. David’s clients cover an array of industries and range from national employers with thousands of employees to local employers with only a few employees. He regularly practices in state and federal court and is experienced with arbitration and in handling matters before state and federal agencies. David also uses his labor and employment law skill set to assist clients in the sports and entertainment industries.

David is the Editor-in-Chief of the firm’s Employment Law Quarterly. He is a volunteer member of the Personnel Committee at CSM, Inc., which is a non-profit that serves children, the homeless, battered women, individuals with chemical dependencies, and others in need. David is also a Board Member of Lakewood Child Care Center.

David is married with three children, Jack, Eloise, and Olivia. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and volleyball. Prior to practicing law, David worked as a contracting officer for NASA, drafting, negotiating, and administering multi-million dollar contracts.

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“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

– Babe Ruth


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    J.D., Barton Scholar, National Moot Court Team Member, 2008
  • Ohio University
    Bachelor of Business Administration, Cum Laude, 2003


  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal:U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Reported Cases

  • Johnson v. Royal Chem. Co., No. 17-3234, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21543 (6th Cir. Oct. 27, 2017)
  • O'Malley-Donegan v. MetroHealth Sys., 2017- Ohio-1362, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 1374 (8th Dist. April 13, 2017)
  • Longoria v. Autoneum N. Am., Inc., No. 3:14CV2648, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124039 (N.D. Ohio Sep. 13, 2016)
  • Harris v. Rieter Auto N. Am., Inc., No. 3:10CV856, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 60377 (N.D. Ohio June 7, 2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • The DOL Final Rule on Overtime Compensation: From Law to Administering Pay (2016)
  • What to do about the DOL Final Rule on Overtime Compensation (2016)
  • Domestic Violence and Its Effect on the Workplace (2014)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act's Impact on Payroll Professionals (2013)
  • Recordkeeping Compliance and Leave Management Under the FMLA (2009)