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
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