Evan T. Priestle

Partner Cincinnati


Evan counsels and represents both public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representing all manner of clients in lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age, and disability discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Evan has jury trial experience in both state and federal courts. He regularly counsels clients regarding employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and litigation-avoidance strategy. 

Evan’s experience also includes representing both public and private universities and colleges on various matters, with a particular focus on Title IX litigation and compliance.

Before joining the firm, Evan clerked for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Honorable Melba D. Marsh of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. 

Evan graduated with a bachelor of business administration from University of Cincinnati and earned his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  While in law school, he was associate editor of Northern Kentucky Law Review and graduated summa cum laude.


  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employment & Labor

    (2019 – 2022)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Labor and Employment Law – Management

    (2021 – present)

All Service Areas


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (2012)
  • University of Cincinnati (2008)
  • University of Cincinnati (2006)


  • State - Ohio
  • State - Kentucky
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Western District of Kentucky
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Speeches and Publications

  • Co-Presenter, “Labor Law Update and Forecast,” Cincinnati Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Symposium, Dec. 16, 2022.
  • Presenter, “Moving Past the ‘We Regret to Inform You…’: How to Avoid (and Win!) Failure to Hire and Failure to Promote Claims,” Ohio Attorney General’s Annual Conference for Public College and University Attorneys (April 2022)
  • Labor Law Traps for Nonunion Employers, May 15, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association