Richard T. Prasse represents private and public sector employers in NLRB and SERB matters, labor negotiations, arbitrations, equal employment litigation, OSHA and Ohio Workers’ Compensation matters. Ted also has experience representing schools in constitutional and statutory issues in public, student and employee matters.
At Hahn Loeser
- Long-standing and nationwide representation of international apparel manufacturers in employment litigation in numerous states, including Ohio, New York, Hawaii, Georgia, Colorado, California and Florida. Cases have included a wide range of issues, including race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, and workers' compensation retaliation. Representation includes facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, New York, New York, Savannah, Georgia, and 40+ retail stores located throughout the United States.
- Successfully defended against a putative class action filed by firefighters employed by the City of Parma, Ohio, the largest suburb of Cleveland. The claims, which involved allegations of improperly set base rates of pay, were settled for a nominal sum after our team defeated class action status and steered the claims into a collective action.
- Represented a national manufacturer in collective bargaining, culminating in strike and plant closing.
- Represented a national pharmaceutical firm in collective bargaining with improved quality and productivity during multi-year plant closing.
Ted is listed in the 2009-16 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Labor and Employment Law, and in the 2010-12 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.
Ted is a member of the Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on the History of Ohio Courts, appointed by Chief Justice O’Connor. He was also appointed by Governor Strickland to the Legislative Commission on Education and Preservation of State History, and by Governor Kasich to the Association of Ohio Commodores. He currently serves as a Trustee for several organizations, including the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, and the Dawes Arboretum.
Ted serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees for National History Day, which received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2012. He is Director of the History Associates of Case Western Reserve University, and President of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission.
Ted is a former President and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Historical Society, and a former President and Board member for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland.
Duke University B.A., History 1975
Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D. 1981
American Bar Association, Member
Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys, Member
Ohio Management Lawyers Association, Member
State of Ohio