Ted C. Copetas

Focus: Employment Law

For more than twenty years, Ted has represented individuals and businesses in all aspects of employment law. He regularly represents C-level executives , physicians and other professionals in the negotiation of employment agreements, executive compensation arrangements and separation and severance agreements. Ted also represents individuals who have been wrongfully discharged, subjected to unlawful harassment and discrimination, or underpaid in violation of wage and hour laws.

Ted’s wide-ranging experience is rarely found among employment lawyers because he has worked extensively on both sides of the fence. During the first half of his career, he practiced at one of Ohio’s largest law firms, representing mostly large employers, including Fortune 500 and multi-national corporations. Since 2007, Ted has focused his practice primarily on representing individuals.
Over the course of more than two decades, Ted has successfully litigated virtually every manner of employment-related claims, including executive compensation disputes, race, sex, age and disability discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, race harassment claims, breach of contract claims, and unpaid wage and overtime claims.

Regardless of the matter, Ted partners with his clients to fully understand their goals and works relentlessly to ensure they achieve the best possible result.

Practice Areas

Employment Law for Executives and Businesses

  • Executive compensation and contract negotiation
  • Severance arrangements
  • Non-competition agreements and related litigation
  • Physician employment arrangements
  • Employment defense litigation
  • Employer counseling
  • Employment policies, drafting and implementing

Employment litigation and wrongful termination, including:

Bar Admissions

State Courts:
1997, Ohio

Federal Courts:
1997, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Community Involvement

Ted serves on the Board of Directors of Colorectal Team Overseas, a non-profit organization that sends surgical teams to the developing world to both (i) anatomically repair common colorectal malformations in infants and (ii) teach local surgeons so that they can perform these surgeries and provide continuing care in their region. To learn more, go to http://www.ctoverseas.org

Destination Imagination Creative Problem Solving Coach 2007- Present


The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1997
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., 1994

Legal Associations

Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Cincinnati Bar Association

Contact Info

Telephone number:
+1 (513) 533-1103

Fax number:
+1 (513) 533-3554

Mobile number:
+1 (513) 675-6431