Scott Zurakowski, joined Krugliak, Wilkins over twenty years ago. He is now one of the five members of the firm’s management committee and head of the firm’s Employment and Labor Section.
Scott counsels national, private sector, and public sector employers concerning labor and employment matters. Scott’s practice areas include the entire spectrum of both employment law and traditional labor law: labor relations, equal employment opportunity, employment discrimination, and unfair competition. Scott defends individual, class, and collective actions in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. He provides counsel on all matters of labor and employment compliance. In addition, Scott advises employers on union organizing drives, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and represents employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings. He regularly provides counsel to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with respect to labor and employment matters.
Scott was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the years 2006-2012 and named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2014. Scott also holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale -Hubbell and was named a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Employment Law – Management.
Scott is a dynamic speaker and lectures frequently on timely employment and labor topics, including employment discrimination, mandatory arbitration agreements, employment practices liability insurance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also has authored numerous articles concerning labor and employment matters.
Scott graduated from Mount Union College in 1994. He earned his law degree from Ohio Northern University’s Petit College of Law, where he was a member of national award-winning Administrative Law Moot Court Team. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running, biking, hiking, and playing golf.
Employment / Labor
Oil and Gas
Ohio Supreme Court
United States Federal Courts
On December 8, 2021, Attorney Scott Zurakowski argued before the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit on behalf of the plaintiff-class of lessors-mineral owners in 20-3469 Zehentbauer Family Land LP et al v Total E and P USA Inc et al. Our firm is seeking to reverse the district […]Read More
On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. The current form remains valid until January 21, 2017. But starting on January 22, 2017, all employers must begin using the revised version in order to remain compliant with […]Read More
The Rule issued by the Labor Department to take effect December 1, 2016, requiring a minimum salary of $47,476 for employees to qualify as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act was blocked by a Federal Judge on November 22, 2016. Thus, the changes in the Rule will not take […]Read More
Earlier this morning, Judge Paul Gallagher denied Munroe Falls’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order that sought to stop Beck Energy from drilling an oil and gas well within the city’s limits without first obtaining a conditional zoning certificate. Judge Gallagher heard testimony and arguments from counsel for the City of […]Read More
The recent Monroe Falls Complaint filed May 27, 2016, seeking Declaratory Judgment (1) requiring Beck Energy Corp. (Beck) to obtain a zoning certificate prior to the commencement of drilling the Sonoco oil and gas well and (2) Stay – prohibiting Beck from commencing any drilling activities until the court rules […]Read More
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty oil and gas attorneys, Scott M. Zurakowski, William G. Williams, Gregory W. Watts, and Aletha M. Carver successfully defended energy company, Beck Energy Corporation, in two significant cases in the Ohio Supreme Court, Hustack, et al. v. Beck Energy Corp., 2016-Ohio-178 and State ex rel. Claugus Family Farm, L.P. […]Read More