James A. Budzik

In the employment field, numerous problems and issues can be solved in a non-adversarial manner and without necessarily going to court or a hearing.

  • James (Jim) Budzik’s legal practice focuses on labor and employment law, representing employers across both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in collective bargaining negotiations, mediations, fact-finding, conciliations, unfair labor practice proceedings, civil service disciplinary proceedings, and grievance arbitrations.

Jim advises city and village officials on matters concerning municipal law and serves as an Assistant Law Director for Mayfield Village. Additionally, he counsels employers on wage and hour laws, civil rights, discrimination laws, unemployment laws, and workers’ compensation issues.

Mr. Budzik regularly represents clients in court and before various administrative agencies, including the Industrial Commission of Ohio, the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and SERB. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His notable cases include:

Jim and his family reside in North Royalton. A diehard Cleveland sports fan, he optimistically awaits the next professional sports championship. Additionally, Jim maintains an active interest in politics.





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  • J.D., Capital University Law School
  • B.A., University of Dayton


  • Mayfield Village, Assistant Law Director
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 526, Leader