He is a certified specialist in employment and labor law and a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Mr. Bixenstine represents employers in employment and labor litigation as well as providing legal counsel and advice in a wide range of employment-related issues.
He has litigated claims involving breach of contract, wage and hour, FMLA, hostile environment, sex harassment, wrongful termination, and age, race, religious and national origin discrimination.
Mr. Bixenstine has led a variety of trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts involving ERISA claims and restrictive covenant damages claims.
He has also defended and sought injunctive relief involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
Mr. Bixenstine is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and has extensive experience drafting and implementing ADR programs.
He is a member of the American, Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.
Mr. Bixenstine is a member and past chair of the Labor Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association.
He is also a past chair of the Federal Court Panel of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Northern District of Ohio Management Employees Association.