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James Urban

James S. Urban

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jim Urban has represented and counseled employers regarding complex employment and traditional labor matters for 20 years. He has successfully tried employment discrimination claims before state and federal court juries, whistleblower claims before Department of Labor administrative law judges, and labor disputes before arbitration panels and National Labor Relations Board administrative law judges. He also has secured injunctive relief in state courts to enjoin unlawful employee activity during labor strikes.

Jim was recently selected by peers for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America (24th edition) for both employment and traditional labor law. He currently is defending a Rule 23 class action that challenges employer use of paycards as a means of tendering wages to employees. He also has extensive experience defending employers who are accused of failing to pay overtime, having represented energy producers, retailers, heavy industry, hospitals, banks, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in wage and hour class actions.

JD, Duquesne University School of Law
BA, University of Pittsburgh