Jill C. McQueen

For 30 years, Jill has guided employers through thorny personnel issues, including discipline and discharge, and helped them to comply with their obligations under such laws as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Jill has successfully defended employers against both administrative charges of discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuits on the state and federal levels.  

Jill’s practice focuses also on traditional labor law, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Companies large and small turn to Jill to prepare employment contracts, draft employment policies and handbooks, and train managers in a wide range of critical workplace issues. She chairs the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group.


  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of manufacturing companies in cases involving allegations of:
    - ancestry harassment and retaliation
    - sexual harassment
    - disability discrimination
    - wrongful discharge
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of retail business in federal wage and hour case challenging exempt status of mechanics
  • Acted as employer's advocate in more than 100 labor arbitrations
  • Successfully defended public employer against multiple unfair labor practice charges before the State Employment Relations Board


  • Political Activism and the Workplace; Author; Ohio State Bar Association Law You Can Use, December, 2017 


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 - 2018
    Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management


  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • Compass Rape Crisis Center, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chair, Personnel Task Force
  • Aultman Women’s Board, Member
  • Leadership Stark County, 11th Class


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association Labor Law Committee, Chair


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986
  • Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1983


  • Articles Editor, Journal on Dispute Resolution, Ohio State University College of Law
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recipient, Kennedy Prize

To reach Jill, please e-mail her at jcmcqueen@dayketterer.com or call her directly at 330.458.2161.