Frank W. Buck focuses his practice on labor relations for both private and public sector clients and has served as the chief negotiator for employers in many negotiations, including those involving bargaining units of 1,000 to 14,000 employees. He also has extensive experience with a wide range of employment law matters, including:

  • High stakes collective bargaining
  • Business restructuring
  • Plant closures and relocations
  • Employment litigation
  • Contract administration
  • Interest arbitration
  • Leaves of absence
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discipline decisions
  • Strategic advice
  • Litigation assistance
  • Union organizing campaigns
  • Proper handling of terminations

Frank regularly represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the State Employment Relations Board, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and other state and federal agencies. He also appears before all levels of the federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court, on a variety of matters, including claims arising under:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

His diverse group of clients spans numerous industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Food
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Heavy manufacturing
  • Wholesale distribution
  • The public sector
  • Appliances
  • Baking
  • Grocery
  • Steel
  • Orchestral music

Frank also provides day-to-day counsel on problems arising under collective bargaining agreements and matters relating to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, business restructuring, compliance and sales and acquisitions.

Additionally, Frank has lectured on various labor law topics, from effective management and discipline, to wage and hour laws, employment terminations and successorship issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


American Bar Association

Member, Board of Trustees

Achievement Centers for Children

Volunteer, Board of Directors


Member, Board of Directors


Former Member

Leadership Cleveland



Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


News, Analysis & Press

Multiemployer Pension Funding Crisis Looms

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 3, 2014

Speaking Engagements

2019 Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 10, 2019

2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018

2013 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 24, 2013

Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012

Non-Union Employers: Are You Prepared for the NLRB’s Assault on Your Policies?

Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012

Managing and Winning Labor Arbitrations

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1979
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1976With Distinction

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio