Over 60 Years Of Litigation Experience

Clement L. Tsao







Clement L. Tsao is an associate attorney with BS&J where he practices labor and employment law representing labor unions, individual plaintiffs, and employee benefit plans.

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. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Cincinnati Public Schools Preschool Workforce Development Council.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Clement worked for six years as a union organizer, first for UNITE HERE organizing hotel workers in New York City and Washington DC, and then for AFSCME organizing family child care providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clement earned his bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Brown University and his Juris Doctor in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • 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, 2019
  • Eagle Scout

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), AFL-CIO
  • Ohio and Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance