The Firm's Senior Attorneys: Jay R. Fries

Jay R. Fries Jay R. Fries
Kruchko & Fries
Suite 400
502 Washington Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21204


Phone:  (410) 321-7310
Fax:      (410) 821-7918


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Areas of Practice



Bar Admissions

Representative Articles and Publications



Representative Speaking Engagements

JAY R. FRIES graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University and received his law degree from the Law School of the College of William and Mary, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Fries was employed as a labor law specialist with the Cincinnati firm of Taft, Stettinus and Hollister before joining Kruchko & Fries. He is an active member of the Maryland , Virginia and Baltimore County bar associations, and the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Fries has authored numerous articles on labor relations topics and frequently participates in employment relations seminars and programs.
Areas Of Practice:
Management Labor Law
Employment Law
Employment Litigation
Bar Admissions:
1992 SBA Attorney Advocate of the Year
Governor's Citations 1992 & 1994 for work on Maryland's Drug-Free Workplace Initiative
Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Employment Relations Committee
Chair 1992 to 2002

Baltimore County Bar Association, 1982 - Present

Maryland State Bar, Labor Law Section

Maryland Defense Council -Employment and Labor Law Committee, 2002 to 2005
Representative Articles and Publications:
"Corporate Reorganization in the Health Care Industry: The Labor Law Implications", Hospital and Health Services Administration, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1986

Hospital Strikes: Complying with NLRA Notice Requirements, 9 Employee Relations Law Journal 566, 1984

Hospital Work Stoppages - The Legal Basis and the Legal Response, Healthcare Management Review, Fall, 1984

"Alcohol, Drugs and the ADA", Journal of Individual Employment Rights, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1993
Representative Speaking Engagements:
How to Maintain an Effective Human Resources Department: The Keys To Success, Lorman Educational Institute, September 19, 2006

Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute, November 3, 2006

Minimizing Your Liability Exposure to the Most Common Discrimination Claims: Race, Sex, Religion, Pregnancy and Age, Council on Education in Management, November 10, 2006
The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law,
Williamsburg, Virginia, 1979

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1976

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