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Joseph N. Gross

OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
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 "He advises respectfully and within the purview of our company. I would trust Joe in any capacity." - Benesch client, Chambers USA 2017

Joseph Gross is a partner with the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on a variety of labor and employment matters, including workers' compensation defense. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Labor & Employment Law.

Before becoming an attorney, Joe spent 18 years in the steel industry, working in several management areas, including industrial engineering, accounting, finance, and strategic planning. Joe frequently speaks on the topics of labor and employment, workers' compensation, and legal professionalism and ethics.


    • University of Missouri, 1976, B.S. Industrial Engineering
      • with honors
    • Southern Illinois University, 1980, M.B.A.
    • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1991, J.D.
      • summa cum laude

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    • Vice President, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Former Trustee, Past Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Membership Committee, Fiscal Policy Committee, and Fee Dispute Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member and Past Chair, Certified Grievance Committee, and Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • President, Cleveland Law Library Association
    • Member, Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee, Ohio State Bar Association 
    • Adjunct Professor, Professional Responsibility, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
    • Member, LeadDIVERSITY class of the National Conference for Community and Justice
    • Master of the Bench, The Cleveland Employment Inn of Court
    • Board Member, The Miller Becket Center