Joseph J. Allotta, Of Counsel


Joe Allotta graduated from American University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He majored in Government and Public Administration with a minor in Business. He was involved in numerous aspects of Student Government, and received many honors such as: Outstanding Fraternity Man; Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; and the Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Society. In 1972 he received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. During his second year he was an Associate Editor on the "Law Review", he was an Articles Editor for the "Law Review" in his third year. He was also an Associate Editor on the "International Law Journal" during both his second and third years at Case Western Reserve University Law School.

Work Experience

From 1972 to 1974, Joe was a Law Clerk to The Honorable Don J. Young, Judge on the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. After 1974 until 1979, he was an associate at a law firm concentrating in employment law. On September 1, 1979, he founded Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. and he served as the President at Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. until January 2004. 


Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits involving multiemployer and single employer Trust Funds including: Plan Design, Counseling Trustees, IRS Submissions and Qualifications of Plan Documents, Selection of Plan Advisors, Collection and Litigation. Labor Relations, in both the private and public sector including: Contract Negotiations; Arbitrations; Representation campaigns, Litigation, Employment Discrimination, and Federal and State Administrative Law.


Bar Admissions

Ohio Supreme Court, 1972

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1972

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1995

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1990

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1973

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1995

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 2001


Legal Publications

"Standards of Proof in Discharge Arbitration: A Practitioner's View," Labor Law Journal, Volume 5, No. 7, pg. 424 (July 1984)

"Application of the Exclusionary Rule to Arbitration Proceedings," Labor Law Journal, Volume 37, No. 6, pg. 323 (June 1986)

"The Appropriate Test in Determining Union Liability in Employment Discrimination Cases," The Labor Lawyer, Volume 5, No. 1, pg. 27 (Winter 1989).

The Developing Labor Law, Cumulative Supplement, 1992 to the present and the annual supplements, Bureau of National Affairs, Contributing Editor.

Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, Bureau of National Affairs (1998), Contributor.

Elkouri and Elkouri:  How Arbitration Works, 6th Ed., Bureau of National Affairs (2003), Chapter Contributor

The Campaign Guide, Organizing The Construction Industry, 1990 to the present involving updates and supplements.

Activities, Honors & Professional Associations
Honored Member of Strathmore's Who's Who
- 2000-2001 Millennium Edition
- 2003-2004 Edition

- 2005, 2006 and 2007 Editions

Speaker at Numerous Legal and Non-Legal Conferences and Seminars
- 1979 to Present

Member, Ohio Bar College
- 1991 to Present

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

- 1996 to Present

Member and Participant, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan

- 1990 to Present

American Arbitration Association, Labor Advisory Council
- 1999 to 2003

Precinct Committeeperson
- 1983 to Present

President, St. Matthew's Foundation
- 1993 to 2005

Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who

Who's Who in American Law - 2002-2001, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 Editions

National Registry of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals for 2004

Who's Who in America for 2004 and 2008 Edition

Ohio State Bar Association, Labor Law Section - Governor, 1975 to 1982

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - Chair of Subcommittee on the Employee Benefits Committee and a Member of the Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Committee

Toledo Bar Association, Federal Court Committee, Employment Committee

Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer for the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers Editions

Who's Who in the World, 2006

College of Labor and Employment, Credentials Committee, Sixth Circuit, 2004 –Current

Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2007 Edition

Premier International Who’s Who Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2007-2008 Edition

Prestige International Who’s Who for Outstanding Professionals, 2006-2007 Edition

Prestige Listing of Who’s Who, 2006 and 2007 Editions

Strathmore’s Who’s Who in Business Elite, 13th Edition

Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Executive & Professional Registry, 2007-2008 Edition

With an office located in Toledo , OH Allotta Farley Co., L.P.A. serves clients throughout northwest OH with various legal matters. Areas of service include Allen County, Ashland County, Auglaize County, Crawford County, Defiance County, Erie County, Fulton County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Henry County, Huron County, Lucas County, Marion County, Mercer County, Morrow County, Ottawa County, Paulding County, Putnam County, Richland County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Van Wert County, Williams County, Wood County, Wyandot County.

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