Samuel Lillard is Of Counsel in the Columbus office.
His practice focuses on general employment litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Samuel is an seasoned litigator with over twenty years experience in representing employers in all Ohio and federal courts, as well as a number of regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Office of Unemployment Compensation.
He also advises both private and public sector employers on various employment and personnel matters, including issues that arise under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, drug testing policies, workplace safety, sexual harassment, employee discipline, wage-hour matters, protecting trade secrets and confidential corporate materials, and the drafting and enforcement of non-compete/nondisclosure agreements.
Samuel is also an allied member of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, and a frequent lecturer to the hospitality industry on various employment topics, including public accommodations under the ADA.
Samuel been included in Ohio Super Lawyers every year since 2009.
Quotes and Soundbites
How To Battle Workplace Bullies
May 11, 2015
Law in the Digital Age
March 2, 2015
NLRB Sends Message: Employers Must Provide Employees with Access to Company Email Systems to Grouse with Others After Hours
February 26, 2015
Fisher & Phillips LLP Breakfast Briefing - The EEOC's Evolving Enforcement Agenda
November 18, 2014
ACC - Central Ohio Chapter - Privacy and Electronic Discovery in the Digital Workplace
October 14, 2014
Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist
Labor and Employment Law Section Council, Ohio State Bar Association
Former Assistant Prosecutor for Warren County, Ohio
Former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, Federal Litigation and Employment Law
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Columbus Fencing & Fitness LLC, President
Dublin Middle School Fencing Club, Coach