• Ohio, 1982


University of Toledo College of Law

The Ohio State University, B.S., 1979


“I counsel my clients on virtually every facet of their businesses because employment matters directly impact every aspect of an organization.  Whether recruiting, hiring, compensating, training, evaluating, promoting, disciplining or terminating, each employee interaction poses compliance obligations and financial risks.  It is my privilege to assist with the creation of an optimal human resource infrastructure and thereby minimize these risks.” 

In addition to representing private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, Thomas A. Dixon has a well-established reputation for audience-friendly coaching and training at every level of an organization including executives, HR teams, first-line supervisors and others. Training curriculums are tailored to the specific needs of the organization or team and can include: EEO/Diversity, Harassment, Codes of Conduct, Positive Employee Relations/Union Avoidance, Internal Investigations, Management Skills and a variety of other compliance and/or litigation avoidance topics.  Mr. Dixon is an of counsel attorney of Eastman & Smith.



His practice covers the range of employment issues, including:

  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Background Checks
  • Disability Accommodation & Leaves of Absence
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Employment Practice Audits & Investigations
  • Hiring, Performance Management & Termination
  • Policies & Procedures (Handbooks)
  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing
  • Temporary Staff & Contingent Workers
  • Training & Compliance
  • Unfair Competition, Confidentiality & Trade Secrets
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Safety

He also provides advice on labor relations issues including: union organizational campaigns, union avoidance, negotiation and administration of labor contracts and grievances/labor arbitration.

Mr. Dixon represents clients before courts and administrative agencies, including OSHA, NLRB, EEOC, OCRC and the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Named Lawyer of the Year, in Toledo, by Best Lawyers in America® for
    • Labor Law Management (2014, 2022)
    • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2016, 2020, 2023)
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018)
    • Employment Law Individuals (2019)
  • Ohio Business Magazine's Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

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