Stephen S. Lazarus is a principal in the law firm of Lazarus & Lewis, LLC. Mr. Lazarus is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D. 1988), focusing his practice on the representation of public employees and their unions. Representation encompasses contract negotiations, pre-disciplinary hearings and disciplinary appeals, lay-offs and job abolishments, litigation and appeals related to promotional examinations and civil service rules. Mr. Lazarus also defends public employees against allegations of civil rights violations. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Lazarus has acted as an advocate for public employee unions in hundreds of labor arbitrations through the negotiation impasse procedure, disciplinary appeals and contract interpretation.
Mr. Lazarus is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio and Kentucky State Bar Associations. He has lectured on civil service law, effective arbitration advocacy and negotiation strategy for the Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Education Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, National Academy of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Ohio State Employment Relations Board, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters, Arbitration and Mediation Service and University of Cincinnati College of Law.