Ogletree Deakins • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Visibility and Networking
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
For over 30 years, John Artz has been helping employers with personnel and policy issues and government regulation. He concentrates his practice in employment and labor law, including both counseling and litigation regarding gender, disability and racial discrimination (including workplace harassment), terminations, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, and workers? and unemployment compensation, with a special emphasis on workplace safety and health. He also regularly advises employers with respect to applications and hiring, human relations policies, employee handbooks, disciplinary investigations, settlement agreements and releases, and leads training programs on a variety of employment-related matters.In 2004, 2005 and 2006, John was selected by Law & Politics Magazine as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.” The designation is limited to the top five percent of the Pennsylvania Bar.Receiving his bachelor of arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1968, he was a Distinguished Military Graduate of Air Force ROTC. From 1968 to 1973, he served on active duty as an officer, primarily as an aircraft commander in the Military Airlift Command, flying C-141 heavy jets around the world.John’s biography is listed in the Millennium Edition and succeeding editions of Who’s Who in America, and the 2001 and succeeding editions of Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World. John has lectured at numerous meetings and seminars on employment and labor law, employee relations, and workplace safety and health matters.
- College: B.A., Allegheny College (Distinguished Military Graduate of Air Force ROTC), 1968
- Law School: J.D., magna cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1976, South Carolina Law Review,