Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor (JD), 1984
Bar Association Membership
Columbus Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association National Employment Lawyers Association Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
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.
All Ohio courts All Federal courts in Michigan and Ohio Sixth Circuit Courts Fourth Circuit Courts
Former Chair: Columbus Bar Labor Law Committee Former Pres/Officer: Women Lawyers of Franklin County Board member of Dublin Leadership
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)
Bar Admission Date
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.
Summary of Previous Employment
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.