Ted Iorio graduated with honors from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1969. He was a founder and the first executive editor of University of Toledo Law Review. Ted has represented public and private labor organizations in many industries and professions throughout Ohio and Michigan since 1969 and has also practiced extensively in the areas of First Amendment law, Civil Rights law, and Constitutional law. Since 1969, Ted has negotiated countless collective bargaining agreements on behalf of public and private sector labor unions, and has litigated a broad range of issues influencing the labor movement, civil rights and workers’ rights.
Ted has successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court. He has also practiced extensively at all levels of federal and state courts in Ohio and Michigan, and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.
In 1982, Ted argued Finnegan v. Leu, 456 U.S. 431 (1982) before the United States Supreme Court, which stands as a key precedent interpreting the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Ted also has lectured extensively on topics in public and private sector labor law through programs sponsored by the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, Defiance College, the University of Toledo College of Law and the Ohio State Labor Law Extension Service, as well as at conferences sponsored by Region 7 (Detroit, Michigan) and Region 8 (Cleveland, Ohio) of the National Labor Relations Board, the attorneys' organizations of a number of public and private sector labor unions, and the Ohio Judges' Conference, among others.