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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

George S. Crisci

AttorneysGeorge S. Crisci
AttorneysGeorge S. Crisci
George S. Crisci


OSBA Certified Specialist
in Labor and Employment Law

OSBA Certified Specialist

Best Lawyers (2011 – 2024)

Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers (2004 – 2023)

Super Lawyers

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Fellow (Inducted 2012)

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Justinian Forum

George S. Crisci

About George

George Crisci has practiced employment and labor law in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years in a wide variety of subjects, including discrimination, retaliation and workplace harassment, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, arbitrations, wrongful discharge, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. He has extensive experience at all levels before both the federal and state courts in Ohio, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has also participated in more than one hundred arbitration hearings and negotiated numerous labor contracts in both the private and public sectors.

George has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® every year since 2011.  He has been named a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2004.  In 2012, George was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  He served as the Management Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s  Committee on State and Local Government Collective Bargaining from 2011 to 2014.

George acted as a Judge for the American Collegiate Moot Court Association Regional Tournament from 2006 to 2014 and also participated in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3R’s Program.  He is married and enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, and collecting coins in his free time.

George lectures frequently on many topics, including employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, retaliation, wrongful discharge, collective bargaining, avoiding unfair labor practices, and proper evaluation, discipline, and termination procedures. George presents on these topics at events including the Ohio State Bar Association’s Midwest Labor and Employment Law Conference and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Northern Ohio Labor and Employment Law Conference.

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“In human resources, no good deed goes unpunished.”


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    J.D., Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 1983
  • College of Wooster
    B.A., Political Science, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980


  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: United States Supreme Court
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • "Mixed Motive" Discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1991: Still a "Pyrrhic Victory" for Plaintiffs?, 51 Mercer L.R. 673 (2000) (co-authored with Thomas H. Barnard)
  • When No Means No: Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in Your Schools, Am. School Board J. (June 1999)