Clement L. Tsao

Clement L. Tsao

Cincinnati, Ohio

Clement L. Tsao is an associate attorney with Cook & Logothetis where he practices labor and employment law representing labor unions, individual plaintiffs, and employee benefit plans. Clement first joined Cook & Logothetis in August 2011 as a law clerk and in May 2013 became an associate.

In addition to litigation and client advising, Clement is a contributing chapter editor to The Developing Labor Law: the Board, Courts and the National Labor Relations Act and was a contributing author to the Workplace Data: Law and Litigation, 2014 Cumulative Supplement. From 2016 to 2018, Clement served on the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the national network of lawyers representing AFL-CIO affiliated unions. He also currently serves as Chair of the Cincinnati Public Schools Preschool Workforce Development Council.

Prior to joining Cook & Logothetis, Clement spent six years working as a union organizer, first for UNITE HERE organizing hotel workers in New York and Washington DC, and then for AFSCME organizing in home based child care providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the News

  • Augmented Workplace: Potentials and Perils of Wearable Tech, BLOOMBERG BNA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BLOG (April 18, 2017)
  • Former Tiger Dumpling workers sue over wages, THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER (October 19, 2016)
  • Cincinnati Preschool Expansion, Issue 44: For our children and their teachers, UC SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOG (September 2016)
  • Public workers should run streetcar, THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER (March 30, 2015)
  • We subsidize business, why not work skills?, THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER (May 12, 2014)

Areas of Practice

  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013
  • Kentucky, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2014


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Brown University
    • A.B. - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2017, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), AFL-CIO
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project – Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
  • Ohio and Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association