James G. Porcaro
Mr. Porcaro is a partner at Fusco Gallagher & Porcaro LLP. He advises clients on a wide array of labor and employment issues, including issues relating to negotiations, grievances, representation matters, internal union matters, work stoppages, picketing, handbilling and prevailing wage claims. He has represented clients in wage and hour disputes, severance agreements, non-compete agreements and general employment contract matters. Mr. Porcaro represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, state and federal courts and various administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board and the National Mediation Board.
Mr. Porcaro graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Akron in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Mr. Porcaro received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1998 where he graduated cum laude. During law school, Mr. Porcaro was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association Trial Team and the Labor Law Moot Court Team. He also served as a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and as a Third Year Editor of the Syracuse Journal of Legislation and Policy. He was a recipient of the Moot Court Team Award and the Order of Barristers. He joined the firm in 1998 when it was called Schwarzwald & Rock LPA.
In addition to being admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, Mr. Porcaro has been admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Mr. Porcaro has been a speaker at seminars including those held by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance. He was also a Chapter Contributor to the 2005, 2007, and 2023 Cumulative Supplements to Labor Union Law and Regulation, which is published by BNA.
Mr. Porcaro is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the labor movement.
Mr. Porcaro has been recognized as one of Ohio’s “Rising Stars.” Only two-and-a-half percent (2.5%) of the attorneys in Ohio are recognized as “Rising Stars.”
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