Jonathan Dean

Jonathan Dean joins The Lefton Group, LLC, of counsel after a full career as an in-house attorney in Akron and Cleveland.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Attorney, Eaton Corporation, PLC, 2004 – October 2013, primarily as VP
    and Senior Counsel to Eaton’s Automotive Group.
  • Attorney, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1975 – 2004. Final
    responsibility for Goodyear’s Asia and Latin America Regions.
  • Associate, McBride, Baker, Wienke & Schlosser, Chicago, Ill., 1970 –


  • Juris Doctor, 1970, The University of Chicago Law School.
  • AB, Harvard College, 1967, cum laude.

Career Highlights

Successful solutions in the following areas:

  • Breach of contract, unfair competition, violation of non-compete claims.
  • Retaliation, wrongful discharge claims.
  • Discrimination based on race, gender and religion claims.
  • Discrimination based on disability claims.
  • Unfair labor practice charges stemming from communication with workers
    about workplace issues.
  • Contract interpretation involving scheduling and election issues and
    retirement rights.
  • Notices required when a facility is closed.
  • General business issues regarding contracts, establishing joint ventures, registration of off-shore operations and termination indemnities for employees in jurisdictions outside of the United States.

Admitted to Practice

  • State courts in Ohio.
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Professional Affiliations

  • Northeast Ohio Corporate Counsel Association, president, 2008-2009.

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, 2009 – 2013.
  • Board Member, International Institute of Akron, 2000 – 2004.
  • Member, San-Cap Rotary, Sanibel, Fla., 2016 – present.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-618-0067