Ted Iorio

Ted Iorio graduated with honors from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1969. He was a founder and the first executive editor of University of Toledo Law Review. Ted has represented public and private labor organizations in many industries and professions throughout Ohio and Michigan since 1969 and has also practiced extensively in the areas of First Amendment law, Civil Rights law, and Constitutional law. Over the past thirty-six years Ted has negotiated countless collective bargaining agreements on behalf of public and private sector labor unions, and has litigated a broad range of issues influencing the labor movement and workers’ rights.

Ted has successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court, and has practiced extensively at all levels of federal and state courts in Ohio and Michigan, before the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of Ohio (admitted November 8, 1969)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (admitted June 5, 1990)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Points of Interest:

In 1982 Ted argued Finnegan v. Leu, 456 U.S. 431 (1982) before the United States Supreme Court, which stands as a key precedent interpreting the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Ted also has lectured extensively on topics in public and private sector labor law through programs sponsored by the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, Defiance College, University of Toledo College of Law, Ohio State Labor Law Extension Service, conferences sponsored by Region 7 (Detroit, Michigan) and Region 8 (Cleveland, Ohio) of the National Labor Relations Board, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Attorneys Conference, the Ohio Judges Conference, and the National Association of Police Associations (NAPO), among others.