January 31, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 31

Barry Y. Freeman

With over 25 years as a labor and employment attorney and trial lawyer, Barry Y. Freeman has joined Roetzel’s Employment Services Group as a Shareholder in the firm’s Cleveland office. He represents employers of all sizes in litigation and administrative matters, in addition to providing his clients with day-to-day counseling, strategic advice and compliance guidance. 

Because Mr. Freeman empathizes with each of his clients, he aggressively defends them and their businesses by utilizing creative legal strategies. Since no two cases are alike, Mr. Freeman looks for ways to get clients the results they desire by discovering what is unique about the specific matter and how to use the information to his client's advantage. 

The cases he handles involve all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour; unfair competition and trade secrets, employee benefits; traditional labor law; defamation; and workers’ compensation.  Mr. Freeman has unusual expertise defending wage and hour class and collective actions across the country. 


  • Represents clients with matters including all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour (including class and collective actions); unfair competition and trade secrets; employee benefits; workers' compensation, traditional labor law; defamation; and privacy rights

  • Focuses on practical, cost-effective solutions

  • Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association

  • Comprehensive Title IX training at a small liberal arts college in Ohio

  • Conducted a sexual harassment investigation for a northeast Ohio community college

Articles in the National Law Review database by Barry Y. Freeman