James P. Verdi


P 216-750-0404 F 216-750-0826


James P. Verdi


James Verdi is a principal in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. James focuses his practice on representing employers in employment litigation and labor relations matters including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, unlawful discrimination, accommodation, and leave issues.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, James worked for the United States Postal Service, the nation’s second largest employer, where he first-chaired more than 20 administrative employment hearings and national arbitrations. He provided advice on various employment matters including terminations, leave, accommodations, OSHA compliance, collective bargaining, and workplace investigations.

While attending law school, James was a managing editor for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and a member of the Corporations Moot Court Team. James won the Topper Eagle Award for his significant contribution to the Moot Court Program. As an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, James served as a student coach for the Ohio State Football team and received the First Year Outstanding Leader Award.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association