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David A. Kadela represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience representing employers in traditional labor matters including:

  • Union representation campaigns
  • Unfair labor practice cases
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Arbitrations

David has also litigated scores of employment cases, a number of which he has tried, giving him considerable bench and jury trial experience. He has handled cases involving a wide variety of claims, including ones under:

  • Federal and state anti-discrimination statutes
  • State wrongful discharge laws
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act

Additionally, David counsels management on preventive labor relations measures and the formulation and administration of human resources policies and procedures. He also frequently makes presentations to and authors materials for business and professional groups on labor and employment related topics.


  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Member and former management co-chair, Committee on Practice and Procedure Before the NLRB - Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Employee Benefits Section
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section - Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section - Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Human Resources Association of Central Ohio


  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2013-2015
  • Named, Super Lawyer - Ohio, 2011-2013
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers