Richard T. Bush

Richard Bush - Employment Discrimination Attorney, Wrongful Termination Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney in Youngstown, OH - The Law Firm of Green Haines Sgambati



Attorney Bush’s practice spans a broad array of civil litigation including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, insurance litigation, business disputes and employment law.  He has extensive experience in wage and hour litigation, having successfully handled hundreds of wage cases ranging from individual claims to collective actions on behalf of hundreds of similarly situated workers.  He has also published and presented several seminars on wage and hour issues including minimum wage and overtime claims.

Areas of Practice:

Wage and Hour Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Product Liability
Insurance Litigation
Business Disputes
Employment Law

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2009
Ohio, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1983
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1983
Honors:  With Honors
Honors:  Order of the Coif

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1980

Honors and Awards:

Honors in Law, The Ohio State University College of Law

Order of the Coif

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Ohio Association for Justice, Member
Mahoning County Bar Association, Grievance Committee

Representative Cases:

Burris v. Turning Point Residential, Inc., Case No. 4:10 CV 550
(U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio 2011)
Collective action settlement obtained for group of supported living aides who were improperly treated as exempt, denied overtime pay, and not paid for all hours worked.

Verdi v. Domino Logistics Co., Case No. 1:10 CV 01888
(U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio 2011)
Won judgment for overtime, liquidated damages and attorney fees on behalf of trucking company’s yardmen/switchers who were improperly treated as exempt and denied overtime pay.

Clay v. Makotek, LLC, Case No. 4:08 CV 2661
(U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio 2010)
Collective action settlement on behalf on 119 cable collection and disconnect employees who alleged that they were routinely pressured to work off the clock.

Pickins v. Superior International Industries, Inc., Columbiana Cty. C.P. 2003 CV 454 (2004)
Jury verdict against importer of defective swing bolt, which snapped and caused plaintiff to suffer torn rotator cuff.

Essad v. Cincinnati Gas Co., Ohio App. 7th Dist. No. 00CA199, 2002 WL 924439 (2002)
The plaintiff was badly injured by an uninsured truck driver.  When the plaintiff’s own insurance company denied him compensation under his uninsured motorist coverage, suit was filed, and a court of appeals ruling was obtained in favor of the plaintiff against the insurance company.

Jackson v. Astro Shapes, Inc., Ohio App. 7th Dist. No. 98CA179, 2000 WL 246591 (2000)
Obtained ruling in favor of employee whose hand was crushed because safety shield was removed from press to speed operations.

Featsent v. City of Youngstown, 70 F.3d 900
(6th Cir. 1995)
Won collective action wage awards for hundreds of police employees whose overtime was improperly calculated.  This case set precedent for several other groups of police and fire employees whose overtime was being underpaid.

City of Kettering v. State Employment Relations Bd., 26 Ohio St.3d 50
Ohio Supreme Court ruling upholding public employee collective bargaining law.