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Ryan M. Martin


P 513-898-0050
F 513-898-0051


Ryan M. Martin is a Principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has an extensive litigation and counseling practice and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including issues related to discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, wrongful discharge, wage and hour matters, ERISA matters, class actions, leave management matters, traditional labor matters, affirmative action plans, and trade secret and non-competition agreements. Mr. Martin is also experienced in public records and open meetings litigation.

Litigation Practice

Mr. Martin represents small businesses, mid-sized companies, and national employers in all facets of litigation – from administrative agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board to bench and jury trials in federal and state courts. He has successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissals in many cases but also works with businesses to find and negotiate common-sense resolutions to disputes where appropriate. Mr. Martin also has significant experience litigating class and collective actions under the FLSA, ERISA and applicable state laws.

Mr. Martin’s significant litigation experience includes successfully moving to enforce arbitration agreements and shortened statutes of limitations provisions. 

Counseling Practice

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Martin works diligently to keep employers out of the courtroom by providing clear, concise guidance on the spectrum of employment law issues. He counsels large, multi-state employers and local businesses regarding their leave management, wage and hour, non-compete, and other employment law concerns. Mr. Martin also has a significant traditional labor practice and regularly counsels employers on election and unfair labor practice issues. 

While attending law school, Mr. Martin served as Articles Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. 

Mr. Martin lives in Independence, Kentucky with his wife, Erin, and three sons (Liam, Oliver, and Myles). 

Honors and Recognitions

Ryan M. Martin
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Board
  • The Developing Labor Law treatise, Contributing Editor
  • Leadership Northern Kentucky (2013 Class)
  • The National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program

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April 28, 2017
Law 360

Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted

April 28, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 5, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Congratulates 21 Newly Elevated Principals

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 (White Plains, NY) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 21 newly elevated Principals. “Our new Principals embody many of the important traits that help make an attorney successful at Jackson Lewis,” said Vincent A. Cino, Firm Chairman. “... Read More

October 25, 2016

Katharine Weber and Ryan Martin Authored "Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law"

October 25, 2016

Katharine Weber and Ryan Martin authored "Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law," published in SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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November 21, 2018

Kentucky Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Right to Work Law

November 21, 2018

The Kentucky Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Kentucky’s “right-to-work” law, holding the law does not violate the Kentucky Constitution. Zuckerman v. Bevin, Nos. 2018-SC-000097 and 2018-SC-000098 (Nov. 15, 2018). The Law The “Kentucky Right to Work Act” went into effect on January 8, 2017. The Act amended Kentucky Revised... Read More

October 8, 2018

Kentucky Supreme Court Holds Employers May Not Require Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

October 8, 2018

On September 27, 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Snyder, No. 2017-SC-000277-DG, and held that Kentucky employers may not require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of their employment.  In reaching its conclusion, the Court relied upon KRS... Read More

October 21, 2016

Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law; Lexington Law Also Affected

October 21, 2016

Local governments in Kentucky lack the authority to establish their own minimum wage rates, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled 6-1. Kentucky Restaurant Ass’n, et al. v. Louisville/Jefferson Cty. Metro Gov’t, 2015-SC-000371-TG (Oct. 20, 2016). The Court struck down a Louisville ordinance that required employers within the... Read More