Alexander L. Ewing

West Chester
T 513.870.8213
F 513.870.0999
9277 Centre Pointe Drive
Suite 300
West Chester, Ohio 45069-4866

Alex Ewing represents employers in private and public sector employment and labor relations matters.  Alex’s practice focuses in large part on traditional labor representation.  Alex has extensive experience representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations and defending employers in labor arbitrations.  Alex also defends employers against unfair labor practice charges, and represents employers in union avoidance matters.  In addition to traditional labor, Alex represents employers in employment litigation, including proceedings before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.  He provides advice and training regarding employment law issues, including wage and hour law, the FMLA, employment discrimination, and other areas of employment law.  Alex has substantial experience providing labor and employment advice to public sector clients.

Alex also has a significant practice in the area of school law.  As a school lawyer, Alex provides general counsel for boards of education and administrators, including day-to-day guidance on all areas of legal compliance and governance, ethics laws, public records law, and drafting school board policies.  In addition to personnel matters, Alex represents school clients in areas concerning student discipline, student privacy, and Constitutional matters (such as First Amendment, Free Exercise and Establishment Clause, and Illegal Searches and Seizures).

Alex graduated magna cum laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he also participated in Law Review and Moot Court Board. Prior to earning his J.D., he graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in International Studies.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2017-2018
  • Selected to Frost Brown Todd Leadership Program – Inaugural Class (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • NPELRA
  • OHPELRA
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Executive Committee – Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (Elected in 2017)

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Parachute Butler County CASA, Board Member
  • St. Xavier High School, Young Alumni Leadership Committee
  • DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Young Professionals Organization
  • St. Xavier Church, Downtown Dash and Block Party Planning Committee
  • St. Ursula Academy, Mock Trial Team Coach, 2009-2010

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Publications 

  • Co-authored the Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the National School boards Association in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, 137 S.Ct. 743 (2017)
  • “Rays of Hope: Finding Balance under the Current Law,” OHPELRA Update (Winter 2012) (co-authored with Donald L. Crain, Esq.)
  • “Tracking Vehicles Via GPS: New Frontiers in Employee Privacy,” OHPELRA Update (Fall 2012) (co-authored with Donald L. Crain, Esq.)
  • Ohio Cyber-Bullying Legislation:  What You Need to Know Legal Updates (February 3, 2012)
  • Thou Shalt Not Lie: Enforcement of Non-Reliance Clauses Under Kentucky Law, 35 N.Ky.L. Rev. 157 (2008) (co-authored with W. Ashley Hess, Esq.)

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Media and Out-of-School Misconduct: Teachers and Students,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Webinar (October 2017)
  • “Social Media and Out of School Misconduct – Teachers and Students,” Warren County School Superintendents (October 2017)
  • “Medical Marijuana,” Center for Local Government (August 2017)
  • “Employment Law Case Law Update,” FBT Public Labor Seminar (June 2017)
  • “NLRB Under the Trump Administration,” FBT Labor & Employment Seminar (2017)
  • “Handling employees' pending criminal actions,” Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys School Law Workshop (November 2016)
  • “Religious and Political Expression: Teachers and Students,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (October 2016)
  • “Special Education,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (October 2016)
  • “Medical Marijuana,” Miami Valley Communications Council (August 2016)
  • “FLSA Basics and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Regulation Change,” Center for Local Government (August 2016)
  • “Home Rule and Local Control,” Ohio Municipal League (March 2016)
  • “Student Privacy - FERPA, COPPA, and Beyond,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (September 2015)
  • “Fact Finding and Collective Bargaining,” Ohio Townships Association (September 2015)
  • “Difficult Employee Discipline – From Investigation through Arbitration,” Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association (June 2015)
  • “Ohio SERB Case Law Update,” Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2015)
  • “FERPA, PPRA, and Student Records,” NBI, Inc. (March 2015)
  • “Making Discipline Stick: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Employee Discipline,” Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association (February 2015)
  • “Student Discipline and Disciplining Students with Disabilities,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (October 2014)
  • “Compensating Coaches,” Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (June 2014)
  • “Collective Bargaining and Fact-Finding Trends,” Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2014)
  • “Performance Evaluations,” Center for Local Government (May 2014)
  • “Liability Issues for Municipal Officials,” Ohio Municipal League New Council Seminar (March 2014)
  • “Social Media, Cyberbullying, and Off-Duty Misconduct,” Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (October 2013)
  • “The Affordable Care Act: A Panel Discussion,” with Sara Mills and Helana Darrow, Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2013)
  • “Liability Issues for Municipal Officials,” Ohio Municipal League (March 2013)
  • “Discipline of Students and Students with Special Needs,” with Frost Brown Todd, presented to Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (August 2012)
  • “Hot Topics in School Law,” with W. Joseph Scholler, presented to the Preble County Educational Service Center Administrative Retreat (August 2012)
  • “First Amendment and Political Activity Rights of Employees in Ohio,” with Julie Byrne, presented to Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2012)
  • “Public Records Law Update,” with Thomas B. Allen, presented to the Cincinnati Bar Association, Local Government Law CLE (May 2012)
  • “Crisis Management: Interacting with Students, Parents, and the Media in the Internet Age,” presented to Kentucky School Boards Association Council of School Board Attorneys (February 2012)
  • “Where Are We Now? Senate Bill 5, House Bill 153 and Others,” with Frost Brown Todd, presented to Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (August 2011)
  •  “Senate Bill 5: Impact on Townships,” with Julie Byrne, presented to the Ohio Township Association (June 2011)
  • “Bargaining Strategies under Senate Bill 5,” presented to Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2011)
  • “Workplace Bullying and Cyber Misconduct,” with Thomas B. Allen, presented to the Miami Valley Risk Management Association Municipal Training Academy (April 2011)
  • “Mid-Term Bargaining/Reopeners,” with Donald L. Crain and Julie Byrne, presented to OHPELRA Annual Training Conference (February 2011)
  • “First Amendment in the Age of Technology,” presented to Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (August 2010)
  • “Public Records for Those Who Are Not the Public Records Administrator,” presented to Frost Brown Todd School Law Seminar (August 2010)
  • “Hiring and Firing:  The Basics,” presented to the Kentucky Hospital Association (May 2010)
  • “Hiring and Firing" with Julie Byrne, presented to Child Focus, Inc. (February 2010/February 2012)
  • “What Process Is Due?” presented to Frost Brown Todd Public Labor Seminar (June 2009)

Awards

Great Leaders Under Forty, Venue Magazine, Fall 2012

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Kay Surgenor
Email
T 513.870.8209
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