Robert J. McBride

Bob is a member of Day Ketterer’s Education Law and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

With more than 20 years of legal experience focusing on employment law, civil rights defense, labor relations, general civil litigation and construction law, Bob represents clients including large publicly held corporations, public school districts and small family-owned businesses.

His experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and labor arbitrations, and advising clients on compliance with statutes such as the Ohio Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the National Labor Relations Board, and the State Employment Relations Board.

Bob works diligently to avoid costly litigation by providing proactive advice to clients on compliance with civil rights laws covering race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, family and medical leave and veteran status.


  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Stark County Bar Association 2015 Labor Law Seminar, Canton, Ohio, November 2015
  • Drugs in Schools: A Matter of Life and Loss, OSBA Capital Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 2015
  • Wage and Hour Regulations: What We Know and What You Should Do, Bruner Cox CPE Day, Canton, Ohio, October 2015
  • Overtime and other Wage and Hour Issues, Putting New Law Into Practice, an Employment Law Update, Uniontown, Ohio, October 2015
  • Implementing a Random Drug Testing Policy, Ohio School Board Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 2014
  • Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and Nonrenewal, Ravenna, Ohio, October 2013
  • Wrongful Discharge and Discrimination, Stark County Bar Association, October 2013
  • Discipline & Documentation: Best Employment Practices, Atwood, Ohio, June 2013
  • 2013 Education Law Update: Negotiation Trends, Ravenna, Ohio, February 2013
  • Workplace Harassment, Employment Source, May 2012


  • Stark County Bar Association Grievance Committee, Chair
  • Stark County Bar Association Labor Law Committee, Member
  • YMCA of Central Stark County, Board of Directors
  • Meyers Lake YMCA, Board of Directors, Former Chair
  • Leadership Stark County, 12th Class


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995
  • The University of Akron, Masters of Public Administration, 1991
  • University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1988

To reach Bob please e-mail him at or call him directly at 330.458.2144