John W. Hofstetter advises and counsels management on a variety of employment law issues, including policy and procedure on workplace discrimination, Title VII, ADEA, ADA accommodations, discipline and discharge, wage and hour, and prevailing wage laws. He represents clients in administrative hearings and mediations before state and federal employment commissions, as well as in state and federal court. John’s practice also focuses on assisting companies with unfair competition issues, such as the theft of trade secrets and the enforcement of noncompete, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements.

In addition, he is actively involved in Littler’s pro bono initiatives, serving as the Cleveland office’s liaison to the firm’s pro bono committee. 

Before joining Littler, John worked as a litigation associate in the Cleveland office of a full-service national law firm.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Partner in Justice

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


Member, Inaugural Leadership Academy

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Board Member

Friends of the Akron-Summit County Public Library



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers


Speaking Engagements

2023 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 5, 2023

2022 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 6, 2022

2021 Ohio Virtual Regional Employer Conference

October 14, 2021

The Next Normal: Getting Back to Business in Ohio

August 3, 2020

Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

National Business Institute, Mansfield, OH

November 11, 2019

NCIS: USERRA – Unravelling the Mysteries of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Ohio Society for Human Resource Management, Columbus, OH

September 19, 2019


  • J.D., Cleveland State University College of Law, 2011summa cum laude
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2008cum laude

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio