Cathleen M. Bolek

Principal
Cleveland,  OH  U.S.A.
http://www.bbgohio.com
Phone216-464-3004

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Practice Areas

  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Gay & Lesbian Rights
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Affirmative Action -- Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employee
  • Pensions, Benefits & Compensations -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Wages & Hours Law
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 216-464-3004
Fax: 866-542-0743
http://www.bbgohio.com
 
University Syracuse University, A.B., Political Science, cum laude, 1988
 
Law SchoolCase Western Reserve University, J.D., 1992
 
Admitted1992, Ohio; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
 
Memberships Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Ohio Woman's Bar Association; Ohio Association for Justice (Member, Board of Trustees; Chair, Employment and Federal Law Section); Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Trustees); National Employment Lawyers' Association; Ohio Employment Lawyers' Association; Cleveland Employment Inns of Court (Founding Member, Master of the Bench).
 
Biography

Member of Board of Trustees and Chair, Employment and Federal Law Section, Ohio Association for Justice. Frequent Lecturer on the topics of employment litigation and legal ethics. Volunteer Trial Counsel, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Listed: Ohio "Super Lawyers," Law and Politics Magazine, 2010, 2009; "Rising Star Super Lawyers," Law and Politics Magazine, 2005 and 2006. Author: "Fair Labor Standards Act and the Non-Public Employee," Ohio Trial, Winter 2008, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, News, Fall 2006; "State and Federal Law Prohibits Defense Counsel From Conducting Ex Parte Interviews of Treating Physicians," Ohio Trial, Summer 2004, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, News, Spring 2004; "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Too Much of a Good Thing," Ohio Lawyers, Weekly, December 22, 2003.

 
Reported CasesCehrs v. Northeast Ohio Alzheimer's Research Ctr., 155 F. 3d 775, 4 Wage & Hour Cas.2d (BNA) 1509, 8 A.D. Cases 825, 13 NDLR P 168 (6th Cir. 1998); Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Lockshin, Ohio St.3d (2010); Gliner v. Saint-Gobain Norton Indus. Ceramics Corp., 89 Ohio St.3d 414, 732 N.E.2d 389 (2000) (amicus curiae); Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Feneli, 86 Ohio St.3d 102, 712 N.E.2d 119 (1999); Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Allanson, 83 Ohio St.3d 304, 699 N.E.2d 92(1998); Phillips v. Burt, 77 Ohio St.3d 1229, 673 N.E.2d 1380 (1997); Hyde v. Reynoldsville Casket Co., 68 Ohio St. 3d 240, 626 N.E.2d 75 (1994) (amicus curiae); Hardwick v. Sherwin Williams Co., 91 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 142, (2003)-Ohio-657 (8th Dist. 2003); Johnson v. Univ. Hosp. of Cleveland, 150 Ohio App.3d 256, 780 N.E.2d 619 (8th Dist. 2002); Blanton v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, 150 Ohio App.3d 61, 779 N.E.2d 788, 90 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas (BNA) 600 (8th Dist. 2002); Shalkhauser v. Medina, 148 Ohio App.3d 41, 772 N.E.2d 129 (9th Dist. 2002); Hood v. Diamond Prod., Inc., 137 Ohio App.3d 9, 738 N.E.2d 6 (9th Dist. 2000); Takach v. Am Med. Tech., 128 Ohio App.3d 457, 715 N.E.2d 577 (8th Dist. 1998), appeal dismissed as improvidently granted at 85 Ohio St.3d 1213, 709 N.E.2d 169 (1999); Harmon v. Philip Morris Inc., 120 Ohio App.3d 187, 697 N.E.2d 270 (8th Dist. 1997); Reese v. Euclid Cleaning Contrs., Inc., 103 Ohio App.3d 141, 658 N.E.2d 1096 (8th Dist. 1995); Mathis v. St. Alexis Hosp. Assoc., 99 Ohio App.3d 159, 650 N.E.2d 141 (8th Dist. 1994); Steele v. Auburn Vocational School Dist., 104 Ohio App.3d 204, 661 N.E.2d 767, 107 Ed. Law Rep. 273 (11th Dist. 1994), appeal dismissed as improvidently granted at 74 Ohio St.3d 1280, 658 N.E.2d 304 (1996).
 
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Cathleen M. Bolek

5885 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 302
ClevelandOH 44124




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