Edward "Ned" S. Dorsey

Edward "Ned" S. Dorsey

Ned Dorsey is a highly experienced labor and employment attorney.  He devotes much of his practice to providing advice to employers and governmental bodies in labor relations, including organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitrations, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board and SERB.   Ned also has extensive experience in employment law matters.  His experience encompasses employment contracts, race, sex, pregnancy, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, family medical leave, wage and hour disputes, non-competition agreements and related litigation, and employee benefits issues.  Ned is also an experienced trial and appellate attorney.  He is counsel of record in over 50 published decisions in federal and state courts, and has argued labor and employment law matters before nearly every circuit of the United States Court of Appeals across the U.S.  Ned also has significant experience in representing corporations on other businesses with respect general corporate and business issues.

While attending law school at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Ned clerked for John Fanning, the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.  After graduation, Mr. Fanning’s recommendation landed Ned a position with NLRB’s elite Appellate Court Branch. There, he briefed and argued dozens of labor law cases throughout the United States.  In addition to representing many smaller employers in various matters, he successfully defended a Fortune 100 company through to jury verdict in a sexual harassment case brought jointly by two women.  Ned has also often represented employees in claims against their former employers. Ned frequently addresses employer groups on various employment and labor law issues. Since the early 1990's, Martindale Hubbell/LexisNexis has recognized Ned as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Ned and his wife live in Maineville.  He has two grown children.  Ned has been active in various clubs, and is an avid (but not good) golfer.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association