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A lifelong Youngstown resident, Attorney Joseph Kondela’s clients include a number of trade union fringe benefit funds apprenticeship committees, building committees, scholarship funds and collection agencies including those affiliated with Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 33 Youngtown District, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 396, Bricklayers Local No. 8, Cement Masons Local No. 179, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 64 and 573, Ironworkers Local No. 207, Operating Engineers Local No. 66, Roofers Local No. 71, Painters Local No. 476 and Glaziers Local No. 847. He has also represented a number of public employee unions including the Ohio Education Association, Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer Employees Union, International Association of Firefighters and Youngtown Police Ranking Officers Union.

Areas of Practice

 ERISA – Multi Employer Benefit Plans
 Labor and Employment Law
 Commercial Leasing
 Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy
 Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions

 State of Ohio, 1999
 U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2004


 Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1999 J.D.
 Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1999 M.A.
Major: History Graduated with Distinction, the University’s highest honor for graduate students, for a 4.0 GPA
 Youngstown State University, Youngtown, Ohio, 1993 A.B.
Major: History


 Ohio State Bar Association, Member
 Mahoning County Bar Association, Member
 Ohio Association of Justice and the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, Member
 Chairman of the Mahoning County Law Library Resources Board, Appointed by the judges of the Mahoning County Area and Municipal Courts, Present