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Jeffrey J. Wedel

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AttorneysJeffrey J. Wedel
Jeff J. Wedel

Commendations

Best Lawyers in America (2006 – 2017)

Best Lawyers in America

Ohio Super Lawyers (2010 – 2017)

Super Lawyers

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    Labor & Employment Law Section Council
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Jeffrey J. Wedel

About Jeff

Jeff Wedel is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Group and his practice focuses on litigation. Jeff has extensive trial experience, having tried more than 100 civil and criminal cases to verdict.  Jeff regularly defends employers and insurers in all forms of employment discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge cases. He has defended employers throughout the country and has tried cases in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut.

Jeff’s litigation experience is wide ranging and includes defending employers in discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower and ADA public accommodation claims. Jeff also defends employers and manufacturers involving intentional torts, chemical exposure, and other toxic tort claims. He represents employers in ERISA and employee benefits litigation, enforcement and defense of confidentiality agreements, covenants not to compete, and trade secret agreements.

Jeff is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Council. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field, having been listed in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2010 and in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2006.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his three kids, travelling and collecting wine.

Contact Jeff (jjw@zrlaw.com) at 216.696.4441 | Print Profile

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

– Winston S. Churchill


Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1983
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1979

Admissions

  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Reported Cases

  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of Ohio, Inc. v. Cleveland Metro. Sch. Dist., 600 Fed. App'x 448 (6th Cir. 2015)
  • Zafirau v. Cleveland Mun. Sch. Dist., 448 Fed. App'x 531 (6th Cir. 2011)
  • Kanoski v. Sterling Paper Co., Case No.: 2:09-CV-0439, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49083 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 9, 2014)
  • Lloyd v. Cleveland Clinic Found., 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 94957, 2011-Ohio-826.
  • Kramer v. Midamco, 656 F. Supp. 2d 740 (N.D. Ohio 2009)