• Ohio, 1985
    Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Courts:
      -Northern District of Ohio
      -Southern District of Ohio
      -Eastern District of Michigan
      -Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal:
      -Sixth Circuit
      -Eighth Circuit


The University of Michigan Law School, 1985

University of Michigan, 1982


Thomas J. Gibney concentrates his practice in the areas of human resources management in the private and public sectors, employment litigation, private and public sector labor negotiations and contract application, workers' compensation, and federal and state safety regulation litigation.  He is a member of Eastman & Smith.

Mr. Gibney is a frequent lecturer on the Affordable Care Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Occupational Safety and Health Act, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), civil rights legislation and workers' compensation laws. His administrative practice includes regularly appearing before the NLRB, OSHA, Industrial Commission of Ohio and various federal, state and local civil rights agencies. Mr. Gibney also regularly counsels employers on ways to prevent such litigation.



His practice covers the range of employment issues, including:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Disability Accommodation & Leaves of Absence
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Practice Audits & Investigations
  • ERISA and Benefit Litigation
  • Grievance & Arbitration Processing
  • Hiring, Performance Management & Termination
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation & Trials
  • Policies & Procedures (Handbooks)
  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing
  • Temporary Staff & Contingent Workers
  • Training & Compliance
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Data Privacy, Including HIPAA and GINA
  • Workplace Safety

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®.
  • Honored for pro bono work with the Volunteer Guardianship Program of Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio which provides legal guardians for indigent, incompetent older adults in Lucas County.
  • Ohio Business Magazine's Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

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Events & Speaking Engagements