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Member, Ohio and New York State Bars; Federal District Courts, N.D. and S.D. of Ohio; E.D. and W.D. Michigan; N.D. Illinois
Joseph S. Streb is third generation Ohio attorney practicing regionally and nationally in multiple courts. Atty. Streb has represented businesses in employment and corporate matters, administrative law, litigation, business formation and commercial disputes, as well as individuals, board members, officers, managers, and insurers. Mr. Streb earned B.S. in business administration, M.A. in journalism and media studies, and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University and J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. Mr. Streb was born in Dover, Ohio and graduated from New Philadelphia High School where he was captain of the football, wrestling, and baseball teams and an All-Ohio Selection in football and wrestling. While in graduate school, he worked as an investigator for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University. After law school, he worked as an attorney for the Columbus insurance defense law firm of Crabbe, Jones, Potts & Schmidt (Nationwide, Allstate, State Auto, et al.), and he left there to go into private practice. Mr. Streb has been a member of many U. S. National fencing teams competing in world championships in the U.S., Austria, Australia, France, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, and Egypt. He has won multiple national championships and multiple world championship medals in the Olympic sport of fencing.
Over 30 years litigation experience in employment matters in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, including, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Illinois, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin representing corporations and individuals; litigation of sexual harassment, age, sex, race, gender, national origin, pregnancy, disability, and religious discrimination cases, Fair Labor Standards Act individual and collective actions, state wage and hour, ERISA, non-compete, trade secret, severance, and commercial contracting matters. General employment counsel to national retailer operating in over 30 states regarding compliance, transactions, and litigation matters, including without limitation, experience in administrative filings before the EEOC and multiple state deferral agencies, including in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and New York, and claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Education Amendments of 1972, the Equal Pay Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 553, et seq., the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101, et seq, the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. 2601, et seq., the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C., 1001, et seq., the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, 29 U.S.C. 1161, et seq., the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. Sec. 151, et seq., the federal Telecommunications Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 206, 207, 222 et seq., and/or Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule violations, and claims arising under the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1871, codified as 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988, employment claims under state statutes regarding discrimination, whistleblowing, consumer sales practices violations, workers' compensation, prevailing wage, overtime, and unemployment compensation.
Thirty years of experience in business and construction law and litigation.
All aspects of business formation, funding, compliance, acquisition, dissolution and litigation, including derivative rights and minority shareholder litigation; all aspects of construction contracting and dispute resolution, including, construction defect litigation, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, and commercial contracting. Representation of general construction contractors and subcontractors in paving, roofing, tower construction, and disaster clean-up. Litigation and appellate experience: Ohio Supreme Court; U. S. Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court, Western District of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; General and Trial Bar, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court, Eastern District Wisconsin; EEOC and OCRC; New York Division Human Rights. Licenses, NASD; National Official, Olympic Sport of Fencing; Admitted, pro hac vice, U. S. District Court, Kansas, U. S. District Court, N.D. Georgia, U. S. District Court, S.D New York, Third Circuit Michigan, Superior Court of Georgia.
Ohio House of Representatives recognition as outstanding Ohioan; National Board Of Directors, United States Fencing Association; Trustee & President, Columbus Soccer League, Inc. (charitable), President, Columbus Indoor Soccer League, Inc. (charitable); American Jurisprudence Award, Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio; Member, Law Day Committee, Employment Committee, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association; Past Trustee, Columbus Art League, Inc. (charitable), Ohio; Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University; Assistant Coach, Upper Arlington Youth Football; Assistant Coach, Upper Arlington Youth Baseball ; National Foil Fencing Champion, United States Fencing Association 1999, 2014, 2018, 2019, Veteran’s Division, and National Saber Champion, 2012; Member, Ohio State Photography & Cinema Alumni Association; Presenter of Awards, Junior Olympic Fencing Competition, Columbus, Ohio; Director, Columbus, Ohio Division United States Fencing Association; Member, USA World Championship Fencing Teams 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, competed in world events in U.S., Austria, Australia, France, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, and Egypt; Bronze Medal Saber, Veteran Fencing World Championship
Silver Medal Saber, Veteran Fencing World Championship; National Service Award, United States Fencing Association; Bronze Medal (Individual) and Gold Medal (Team) Saber, Veteran World Championships; Bronze Medal Foil, Veteran Fencing World Championship; National Veteran Fencer Of The Year; Captain, Varsity Football, Wrestling, and Baseball Teams, New Philadelphia High School; All-Ohio Selection, Varsity Football and Wrestling; Off-Campus Advisor Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Activities Chairman, Outstanding Senior Award, Sigma Chi Fraternity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Reporter, The Ohio State University Lantern Newspaper, Columbus, Ohio.
Court dockets in major metropolitan areas are at all time high levels. Parties must often wait for years in order to obtain a trial date. Often, multiple cases are set for trial each day with the oldest case having the right to proceed first. As a result, scheduling uncertainty may continue until the last moment. Hearings conducted by arbitrators, such as, through the American Arbitration Association, allow the parties to better control the timing of discovery and hearings. Mediation, whether voluntary or court ordered, allows the parties an opportunity to settle their disputes by agreement without the need for judges, juries, or crowded court dockets. More than ever before parties to litigation are opting for out-of-court settlements through facilitation of professional mediators to resolve their disputes.