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Noah joined our firm in 2019. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but knew he wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest from the time he first set foot here. It just took him a little longer to get to Portland than he first planned.
After graduating from law school Noah practiced law in South Florida and in Chicago representing public and private sector unions, including affiliates of the IAFF, Teamsters, and IBEW.
Noah has represented unions and their members in hundreds of arbitrations, representation cases, and unfair labor practice hearings throughout his career. He has argued cases before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7th and 11th Circuits as well as appellate courts in Florida, appeared before Florida’s Public Employees Relations Commission and the Oregon Employment Relations Board, and represented unions in federal and state trial courts. Throughout his career Noah has presented trainings and seminars and provided advice to Unions and their members. He has also represented individual union members in licensing and certification cases before the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and the Oregon Nursing Board.
IBEW System Council U-4 v. Florida Power & Light Co., 627 Fed. Appx. 898, 2015 LRRM 193595 (11th Cir. 2015) – prevailed in effort to compel employer to arbitrate grievance over its denial of access rights to the member’s work site as a form of discipline (and won at arbitration thereafter).
International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Amerijet International, Inc., 604 Fed. Appx. 841, 202 LRRM 3545 (11th Cir. 2015) – successfully challenged employer’s refusal to arbitrate multiple grievances based on its claims that the underlying dispute occurred outside of the United States and therefore outside of the Railway Labor Act.
Hollywood Fire Fighters Local 1375 v. City of Hollywood, 133 So. 3d 1042, 198 LRRM 2174 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) – prevailed in challenging the constitutionality of the state’s “financial urgency” statute that allowed public employers to unilaterally change wages and working conditions during the term of a collective bargaining agreement.
City of Oakland Park, 133 BNA LA 929 (Wood, 2014) – won reinstatement for firefighter terminated for off-duty use of marijuana.
Treasure Valley Education Association v. Treasure Valley Community College, UP-034-17 (2018) – successfully challenged an employer’s failure to pay longevity after the expiration of the parties’ agreement.
Organizations and Activities:
Member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Committee Chair, Boy Scouts Troop 150, Portland, Oregon
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1994
University of Chicago, AB, History, 1991
US District Court for Oregon 2017
US District Court for Washington 2019