Chalker   Law LLC

Expertise & Experience

Brad A. Chalker has extensive litigation experience in the areas of OSHA, workers' compensation, product liability and commercial law.  In addition, Mr. Chalker counsels clients regarding employment related matters, including hirings and terminations, drafting and reviewing company handbooks, preparation of drug testing policies and discrimination matters.

Mr. Chalker received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy (Class of '73) and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.  He then attended the University of Miami (Florida) School of Law where he obtained his J.D. degree, with honors, in 1981.  While in law school he served on the University of Miami Law Review.

Mr. Chalker is admitted to practice law in Ohio, Florida (inactive) and Texas (inactive).  His professional memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Dayton Bar Association.

In addition, Mr. Chalker has experience as an in-house counsel for a major corporation.  He has taught Business Law at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and is a frequent Arbitrator for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Military Service
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, S.C., U.S.N., (1968-1978)
Courts Admitted
  • The Ohio State Bar (1981)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1981)
  • The Florida State Bar (1982)
  • The Texas State Bar (1986)
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1991)
Professional Memberships
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
Law Practice
  • Associate: Smith & Schnacke, L.P.A., Dayton, Ohio  (1981-1985)
  • Litigation Counsel: Cooper Industries,  Houston, Texas  (1985-1988)
  • Shareholder: Shulman & Hall,  L.P.A., Dayton, Ohio  (1988-1989)
  • Associate: Thompson, Hine and Flory, L.P.A., Dayton, Ohio (1989-1991)
  • Partner: Chernesky, Heyman & Kress, Dayton, Ohio (1992-2000)
  • Principal: Chalker Law LLC (2001-present)
  • Corporate counsel experience includes managing outside counsel throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Legal experience includes employment law, OSHA contests and court and jury trials in workers' compensation, product liability, and commercial law cases.
  • Born: Warren, Ohio, October 21, 1950
  • Married, four children 
  • Instructor of Business Law, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
  • United States Naval Academy (B.S. 1973)
  • University of Miami (Florida) School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1981)
  • Member, University of Miami Law Review, 1980-1981
  • Author: "Developments in Florida's Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity," 35 University of Miami Law Review 999,1981

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