Frank D. Hatfield

Insightful, Comprehensive Counsel

Frank represents public and private employers in all facets of labor and employment including contract negotiations, mediation, conflict resolution and arbitration.  His previous experience in Human Resources Management provides a rock-solid foundation for his extensive knowledge of this area of law.

A Passionate Advocate

From initial meetings to successful resolution, Frank’s diverse background ensures public and private employers the best possible representation with the daily administration of internal policies, state and federal laws, and collective bargaining agreements.

Additionally, he represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies pertaining to personnel matters including the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Unemployment Compensation Review Commission, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and State Personnel Board of Review. 

From immediate needs to less obvious issues that can impair effective, efficient operations, problem-solving is Frank’s strength.

On the Personal Side

Frank, his wife, and young daughter enjoy spending their free time visiting local parks and museums.  Frank also volunteers with Ohio Reads and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Professional Memberships

  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court

Presentations and Publications

Frank provides ongoing education and training to many clients which allows employers and their staff to identify and address human resources concerns with confidence.

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation


  • Capital University, J.D.,Order of the Curia
  • Franklin University, B.S. in Human Resources Management and Business Administration, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth District
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio