Degree

Bar Association Membership

Successful representation of hundreds of clients in labor and employment law matters. Significant litigation, administrative law, and appellate experience. I also work as a neutral labor arbitrator and administrative hearing officer.

Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor (JD), 1984

Columbus Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association National Employment Lawyers Association Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

Accomplishments

Court Admissions

All Ohio courts All Federal courts in Michigan and Ohio Sixth Circuit Courts Fourth Circuit Courts

Board/Committee Membership

Former Chair: Columbus Bar Labor Law Committee Former Pres/Officer: Women Lawyers of Franklin County Board member of Dublin Leadership

My initial legal training was in large corporate law firms including the former Clark, Klein & Beaumont in Detroit and Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Columbus.

I opened my own practice in 1991. Since then, I have been associated with various attorneys from time to time. From 1997 to 2001, I was a partner of Blaugrund, Herbert & Martin.

Continuing Education

Annually, I attend a three day national employment lawyers conference and a one-day Ohio employment lawyers seminar. I have been a delegate on People to People Ambassador and other employment lawyers delegations to China (2004) and to South Africa (2006)

Significant Cases

Worrell v. Multipress, 1989 Supreme Court case recognizing the right to front-pay in a wrongful discharge matter, Johnson v. Kroger and Griffin v Finkbeiner and City of Toledo, Sixth Circuit case on evidence in race discrimination cases, Hoover v. Circleville, Sixth Circuit case on evidence in a public employee free speech case, Cearley v. COTA, class action wage and hour case on overtime exemption classifications, many other published decisions.

BAR ADMISSION DATE

1984-01-01

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