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Bob DeRose II

Bob DeRose II

Employment Lawyer
Barkan Meizlish, LLP
Columbus, OH
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Attorney Biography

Bob DeRose is the Managing Partner and practices in the Complex Litigation Division of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP and handles wage & hour/overtime issues, consumer protection issues, election/political issues and union side labor matters. Mr. DeRose is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a 1988 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Economics. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was active in workers’ rights issues. Mr. DeRose is the former president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), a national organization of lawyers based in Washington, D.C. committed exclusively to representing workers’ and their families. Mr. DeRose is the former President of the Ohio Association for Justice. He also is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) along where he served on the National Finance Council and the AAJ Leaders Forum. Mr. DeRose is a former Board member of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and the Diane Crawford Cervical Cancer Foundation. Mr. DeRose is a frequent lecturer and author on Fair Labor Standards Act and Union Side Labor topics. He was an adjunct faculty member at Capital University Law School Graduate Program and a guest lecturer at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the University of Dayton School of Law. Bob was a co-author of 2005-2006 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law, a practice guide, published by the West Group. Bob is an editing author to the American Bar Association’s treatise, The Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. DeRose has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Ohio since 2007. He has been listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Columbus Monthly Magazine since 2005. He is listed as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine since 2012. Mr. DeRose is a member of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society.

Practice Areas

Employment Law (100%)

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Bar Licenses

Ohio State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Dayton School of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
Law Degree

Washington and Jefferson College

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American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Ohio Association for Justice

Workplace Law & Advocacy Group

Central Ohio Association for Justice

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

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Awards & Honors

OAJ’s President Award
Ohio Association for Justice

OAJ’s Distinguished Service Award
Ohio Association for Justice

WILG’s President’s Award
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group

Ohio Democrat of the Year
state Ohio Democratic Party

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Ohio
National Trial Lawyers Association

Ohio Super Lawyer
Columbus Monthly

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News and World Report

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Bob DeRose II
Barkan Meizlish, LLP
4200 Regent Street Suite 210
Columbus, OH 43219
Office: 614-221-4221
Office: 740-373-3875
Fax: 614-744-2300

Secondary Address:
250 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750

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Bar License Information

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