• FOP/OLC Legal Staff
    General Counsel
    Douglas Behringer

    Email:

    Phone:
    6142245700x1120

    Douglas Behringer is an attorney for the FOP/OLC, working out of the Columbus office.  He was born and raised in northwestern Ohio.  Doug started his military career early when he joined the Army Reserve as a junior in high school.  He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University before going on active duty in the Army.

    After a stint in the Army, he returned to college and obtained his law degree (J.D.) from The Ohio State University, with honors.  He was in private practice in central Ohio for six years before joining the FOP/OLC in 2002.

    Doug has over twenty-three years experience in litigation, administrative, labor and employment matters.  He has represented members of the FOP, OLC in disciplinary matters, investigations, litigation grievances, arbitrations, contract negotiations, mediation, civil service appeals and unfair labor practice matters.




    General Counsel
    Joel Glasser

    Email:

    Phone:
    6142245700x1122

    Joel Glasser is an attorney serving as General Counsel out of the FOP/OLC’s Columbus office.  Prior to becoming General Counsel, Joel served as Staff Representative for the FOP/OLC from 2013 to 2017.  Before joining the FOP/OLC staff, Joel served as a law clerk for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and as a legal extern for Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton at the Ohio Supreme Court.

    Joel received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010 and his Juris Doctor from Capital University law School in 2013.




    General Counsel
    Michael Piotrowski

    Email:

    Phone:
    3307537080x3101

    Michael W. Piotrowski , Esq. is a labor lawyer who has been representing unions since he was in law school at Case Western Reserve School of Law.  He has been representing police officers since 1996 and has been with the FOP, Ohio Labor Council for 20 years.  He resides in Brecksville, Ohio with his son and daughter.




    General Counsel
    Tonya Sapp

    Email:

    Phone:
    6142245700x1119

    Tonya is a 2012 graduate of Capitol University Law School.  She was selected as the Felicia Beth Vekritz Juvenile Law Fellow at the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University.  Tonya began her employment with the FOP/OLC in 2013.  She is a member of the Columbus Bar Association.  Her bar admissions include the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States District Court, Ohio Southern District.  Tonya volunteers her time as a Board Member at the Millennium Community School since 2011, where she serves as Treasurer.  She is also a Board Member for Integrate Columbus, where she is Vice President.  In her personal time, Tonya enjoys being physically active and doing DIY projects.  She also is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family.




    Paralegal
    Tara Crawford

    Email:

    Phone:
    6142245700x1149

    Tara M. Crawford is a Paralegal with the FOP/OLC with 21 years of experience.  Prior to becoming a Paralegal, Tara was a secretary for your labor organization.  Tara is responsible for case administration for all Mediation and Representation cases filed each year.  Ms. Crawford has assisted in negotiations for several bargaining units throughout Ohio.  Tara has also assisted our attorneys with research and writing various arbitrations statewide.  Tara enjoys researching and tracking labor issues relevant to law enforcement and support personnel.   She is passionate about pursuing the betterment of wages and working conditions for our membership.




    Paralegal
    Renee Engelbach

    Email:

    Phone:
    6142245700x1130

    Renee Engelbach is a paralegal, employed by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council. Inc.  In this role, Renee is responsible for the processing of grievance forms from Employees throughout the State of Ohio, who are represented by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council.  Renee is no stranger to labor law having spent over thirty (30) years working as a paralegal for the FOP, Ohio Labor Council, Inc.

    Before joining the FOP, Ohio Labor Council, Inc., Renee worked in the private sector.  She worked in loan services for a local bank and spent over twenty (20) years working as a manager and training manager for a local restaurant chain.

    In her current role Renee has been given the opportunity to use her writing skills to write briefs for arbitrations and has written numerous Appellate Court briefs up to and including briefs for the Supreme Court of Ohio.




    Paralegal
    Jill Butera

    Email:

    Phone:
    3307537080x3103

    Jill Butera is a paralegal in the FOP, Ohio Labor Council’s Akron office.  Jill received her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Brown Mackie College where she graduated with Honors.

    When not working for the members of the FOP, Ohio  Labor Council  she enjoys working out and spending time with her family.






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