Stephen H. Jordan, Esq.
310 Grant Street, 3rd Floor, Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hourly Rate $450
Current Rothman Gordon, P.C. - Shareholder
Practice 3
Cases 30
Languages English
Rothman Gordon, P.C. - Shareholder
Shareholder, Rothman Gordon, P.C., 1976-present.
Has practiced law since 1976, concentrating in the area of labor-management relations. Has represented businesses in both union and non-union settings and labor organizations in their dealings with management. Counsels employers and employees with respect to all issues related to the employment context, including personnel policies, employee handbooks, and employment discrimination. Practice also includes representing corporate executives, professionals, and other individuals separated from employment, providing counsel in the areas of severance/release agreements and analyzing potential causes of action under various federal and state statutes. Extensive experience in trying labor arbitration cases and experience in representing employers and employees before various agencies, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal courts.
All mediation experience has been in the area of employment law in both private industry and with a non-profit employer. Has mediated approximately 30 cases. These cases have dealt with claims of age, race, sex, and disability discrimination. One mediation involved twelve claimants seeking overtime pay in a Wage and Hour dispute. This dispute was settled for more than $150,000. Also handled companion cases involving two plaintiffs against a single employer. One case was settled for $250,000. The remaining case settled shortly after the mediation session. Recently settled a commercial dispute involving breach of contract and intellectual property issues.
Issues dealt with have involved claims of statutory violations in connection with employment or in termination from employment. The mediation involving 12 plaintiffs involved a claim for unpaid wages under the Federal Wage and Hour laws. The remaining cases involved allegations that terminations from employment were unlawful under various federal and state laws making termination on the basis of age, race, sex, disability and retaliation unlawful.
As a labor attorney, has been an advocate in approximately 1,000 or more labor arbitration cases involving union-management disputes.
My background as a labor lawyer, in which settlement is a common goal of the parties, has convinced me of the enormous value of the parties having a hand in their destiny. I view my role as a mediator as that of an active participant in moving the process forward by presenting to them the advantages of settlement.
David Spear,, (412) 281-6488; Robert Prorok,, (412) 297-4697; Melvin Vatz,, (412) 391-3030.
AAA The Use and Abuse of External Law in Grievance Arbitration 2014; AAA Webinar, Employment & Labor Case Law Update: What Arbitrators and Practitioners Need to Know, 2013; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2012; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2009; PGH Mediation Training Alliance, Advanced Mediation Skills Training, 2008; Federal Bar Association, Mediation Training, 2007; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2006; AAA Arbitrator I Training-Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2004.
Admitted to the Bar, Pennsylvania, 1976.
Allegheny County Bar Association; Industrial Relations Research Association; Three Rivers Labor Management Committee.
Eastern Michigan University (BS, Political Science/History, 1971); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD, cum laude, 1976).
"Interest Awards on Back Pay: Strengthening Make-Whole Remedies," ARBITRATION 2002: WORKPLACE ARBITRATION: A PROCESS IN EVOLUTION, National Academy of Arbitrators, 2003.
$450 Per Hour
United States of America
Pittsburgh, PA

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.