James A. Budzik is an experienced attorney whose practice is concentrated in public and private sector labor and employment law representing management and employers. Mr. Budzik specializes in collective bargaining negotiations, mediations, fact-findings, conciliations, unfair labor practice proceedings, civil service disciplinary proceedings and grievance arbitrations on behalf of numerous county agencies, municipalities and other public sector entities. He advises city and village representatives on various municipal law issues. In addition, his practice includes counseling employers in wage and hour laws, civil rights, discrimination laws, unemployment laws and workers' compensation.
Mr. Budzik regularly appears in court and before administrative agencies, including the Industrial Commission of Ohio, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and SERB.
Mr. Budzik earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dayton and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. He is licensed in the State of Ohio and has been admitted to the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Sixth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Courts.
Jim is actively involved in The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 526, in North Royalton as the Charter Organization Representative and Leader. He and his wife and two children reside in North Royalton.
Harrison v. Judge, 63 Ohio St. 3d 766 (1992) (application of Chapter 4117 to joint negotiations with separate public entities)
Goble v. Brunswick, 142 Ohio Misc. 137 (2007-Ohio-4125) (arbitration review of disability separation decision)
State, ex rel. Coyne v. Brook Park, 2003-Ohio-5383 (ordinance and charter review)
Mitchell v. Bainbridge Twp., 2004-Ohio-3687 (use of polygraph testing in public sector)
Amser Corp. v. Village of Brooklyn Heights, 1993 Ohio App. LEXIS 2384 (review of conditional use permit denial)