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Richard Bales

Welcome to Richard Bales Arbitration

I grew up in Houston, Texas. My mother was a respected school secretary and my father a police officer who started on street patrol and left the Department as Acting Chief. I learned from him the value of hard work, perseverance, and never doing less than your very best. In college, my political science degree qualified me for graduate school or flipping burgers, so I went to law school. During college, I read an article about a woman who had been sexually harassed. I realized then that the way we treat each other in the workplace says a lot about our underlying values, and decided Richard bales biography I wanted to learn more about the laws governing the workplace. I chose Cornell for law school because its School of Industrial and Labor Relations allowed me to focus on labor/employment relations at the same time I was earning my law degree....


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Bales Arbitration experience
Experienced. Fair. Knowledgeable.

30 years of experience

I have 30 years of experience as a law professor and arbitrator, with a focus on labor and employment disputes. My guiding principles are to listen intently to both sides, keep an open mind, and respect all participants.

Ohio university Faculty
Teacher. Arbitrator. Writer.

Faculty Member

I am a faculty member at Ohio Northern University Law School, where I teach a wide variety of labor/employment and ADR courses, Torts, and Civil Procedure. I have published more than eighty scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR.

 

My most recent scholarship focuses on labor arbitration awards related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a neutral, I provide dispute resolution services primarily through arbitration and fact-finding, and I conduct ADR training both in the U.S. and throughout the world.


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Hearings

Online hearings

Online hearings: I have run literally hundreds of classes and hearings online, and am proficient at moving participants in and out of breakout rooms and sharing documents, videos, and other material during the hearing. I’m happy to set up and run the hearing and do not charge extra for it. Advocates do not need to worry about handling documents during the hearing because I will do that for them if they wish. I prefer Zoom but will use other platforms if agreed by the parties.

 

In-person hearings

In-person hearings: I am available for in-person hearings and am willing to travel anywhere for the convenience of the parties. My offices are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Travel time and expenses are calculated from my nearest office.

25 +

Years Experience as Neutral

8

Books

110 +

Scholarly Articles & Book Chapters

100 +

arbitration awards

Arbitration Offices of Richard Bales


Though offices are centered in the Midwest and Texas, online hearings and a willingness to travel create a national arbitration practice.
  Ohio

525 S. Main Street, Law Building Ada OH 45810

  Pennsylvania

247 Cliffside Dr. Mars PA 16046

  Texas

2317 Bedford Circle Bedford TX 76021

Bales Arbitration Office   Case location (Click the icons to learn more about each case.)

Escondido
Escondido
Consumer

Long Beach
Long Beach
Consumer

Long Beach ca
Long Beach ca
Consumer

Pasadena
Pasadena
Consumer

Concord
Concord
Contract

concord ca
concord ca
Contract

La Mirada
La Mirada
Contract

Winnetka
Winnetka
Contract

Richmond
Richmond
Contract

Bakersfield
Bakersfield
Contract

Chula Vista
Chula Vista
Contract

Sylmar
Sylmar
Contract

Spring Valley
Spring Valley
Contract

San Diego
San Diego
Contract

Topanga
Topanga
Consumer

Sutter
Sutter
Consumer

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Consumer

Sacramento
Sacramento
Consumer

Chicago
Chicago
Contract-Wages

Charleston
Charleston
Age Discrimination

Morgantown
Morgantown
Discrimination

Roanoke
Roanoke
Job assignment / Contract

Roanoke
Roanoke
Job assignment / Contract

Seagoville
Seagoville
Discipline

Pasadena
Pasadena
Discipline

Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie
Wages

Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Discharge

Warrensville Heights
Warrensville Heights
Discharge

Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Discipline

Tulsa
Tulsa
Discipline

Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs
Arbitrability

Waterville
Waterville
Contract

Waterville
Waterville
Discipline

Chester
Chester
Discharge

Bensalem
Bensalem
Contract

Canonsburg
Canonsburg
Discharge

Washington
Washington
Pension

Job bid / Seniority
Job bid / Seniority
Arbitrability

Port Allegany
Port Allegany
Arbitrability

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Drug test

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Discipline

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Contract

Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Discipline

Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Contract

North East
North East
Discipline

North East
North East
Contract

Harrisburg
Harrisburg
Discipline

Ellsworth
Ellsworth
Discharge

Coraopolis
Coraopolis
Discharge

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Contract

Warrensville Heights
Warrensville Heights
Transfer

Walnut Grove
Walnut Grove
Subcontracting

Columbus
Columbus
Discharge

Columbus
Columbus
Discharge

Columbus
Columbus
Discipline

Dayton
Dayton
Promotion

Dayton
Dayton
Discharge

Dayton
Dayton
Arbitrability, Discharge

Fairfield
Fairfield
Discipline

Discharge
Discharge
Discipline

Lebanon
Lebanon
Discipline

Vandalia
Vandalia
Overtime

Tiffin
Tiffin
Discharge / Discrimination

Perry Township
Perry Township
Wages

Middletown
Middletown
Shift assignment / Seniority

Marysville
Marysville
Vacation Time

Liberty Township
Liberty Township
Arbitrability, Discharge

Pineville
Pineville
Discipline

New Orleans
New Orleans
Contract

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Discipline

Bluefield
Bluefield
Discipline

Combs
Combs
Contract

Lexington
Lexington
Discipline

Lexington
Lexington
Discharge

Louisville
Louisville
Discharge

London
London
Overtime

Marion
Marion
Discharge

Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne
Discharge

Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem
Discipline

Pollock
Pollock
Contract Dispute

Berino
Berino
Discipline

Carlsbad
Carlsbad
Discipline

Cleveland
Cleveland
Discharge

Cleveland
Cleveland
Discharge

Cleveland
Cleveland
Sick Pay

Cleveland
Cleveland
Discipline

Cleveland
Cleveland
Discharge

Belmont
Belmont
Seniority

Akron
Akron
Discharge

Akron
Akron
Seniority

Ada
Ada
Pension

Pollock
Pollock
Overtime

Charlotte
Charlotte
Discrimination

Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho
Furlough

Avondale
Avondale
Discharge

Fort Collins
Fort Collins
Discipline

Swink
Swink
Contract

Evans
Evans
Discipline

Arbitration Offices of Richard Bales, Texas
Arbitration Offices of Richard Bales, Texas

Arbitration Office of Richard Bales, Pennsylvania
Arbitration Office of Richard Bales, Pennsylvania

Arbitration Office of Richard Bales, Ohio
Arbitration Office of Richard Bales, Ohio