Spengler Nathanson, PLL
Patty Wise is a partner at Spengler Nathanson Ltd. and was among the first class certified by the
Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law. She provides practical, preventive advice to employers, and represents litigants in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. Patty will be serving as a representative of the Ohio State Bar
Association at the request of Chief Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor to develop a
program to address the issue of harassment.
Former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang appointed Patty as one of 16 members of the EEOC Select Task
Force on Workplace Harassment, and Patty is a mediator for the EEOC. She recently presented
at the Indiana EEOC Technical Assistance Program seminar.
Patty has trained, provided webinars, and spoken before thousands in all areas of employment
law. She is on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and has been an adjunct or visiting professor at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1999. She has written several books and numerous articles on employment law matters.
She was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and interviewed on NPR regarding sexual
harassment in the workplace.
Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Lanzinger appointed Patty to the Board of Professional Conduct, where Patty is serving her second term. Patty is president of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, and Northwest Ohio Development Agency and a board member of the Toledo Fair Housing Center.