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James A. Mills


P 513-621-3440
F 513-621-4449


James A. Mills is a Principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Mills advises clients in a wide range of industries in all aspects of traditional labor law, including union avoidance, collective bargaining and arbitration. He represents employers in proceedings with the NLRB, including representation cases and unfair labor practice cases.

Mr. Mills also advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. He also advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations.

Prior to starting his management side labor and employment practice, Mr. Mills served as a NLRB Field Attorney, as a Clerk for Judge Timothy S. Hogan, U.S. District Court, and a Lecturer at Ohio State University. While in law school, Mr. Mills served as Student Articles Editor on the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Labor Relations Institute, Top 100 Management Labor Attorneys in the U.S. (2006)
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Committee and Merit Badge Counselor

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May 31, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

December 7, 2016
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Jackson Lewis to Bolster Cincinnati Presence, Adding 7 Attorneys from Labor and Employment Stalwart Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg

December 7, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that all seven attorneys formerly with Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg will join the firm’s Cincinnati office in a move that combines Cincinnati’s two powerhouse labor and employment practices. Daniel... Read More

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NLRB: Employer Lawfully Took Control of Investigatory Interview
April 25, 2019

The NLRB has ruled that, under the particular circumstances, an employer representative lawfully barred a union representative from asking questions during an investigatory interview while the employer representative was questioning the employee to get his version of events. PAE Applied Technologies, LLC, 367 NLRB No. 105 (Mar. Read More

NLRB Failed to Support Conclusion that Employee’s Disparaging Comments Were Protected, Not Disloyal
April 28, 2018

The U.S. Read More