Andrew L. Margolius

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Speaking Engagements/Training: Ohio State Bar Association (A.D.A. Litigation); Cuyahoga County Bar Association (Employment); Cleveland Bar Association (Jury/Voir Dire/Civil Rights); Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association (demonstrative aids I n courtroom; opening statements, closing arguments); John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Symposium on Fair Housing, Trial Tactics and Evidence); Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association (trial tactics); Cuyahoga Plan of Ohio (Fair Housing); Fair Housing Contact Services (Fair Housing); Fair Housing Advocates Association (Fair Housing); Akron Bar Association/Akron Law School (Litigation); 9-5 Organization (Sex Discrimination); Cleveland Public Schools (Law and Civil Rights); National Organization of Social Security Representatives (Freedom of Information Act Litigation); City of Shaker Hts., Ohio (Fair Housing); City of Lakewood, Ohio (Fair Housing); City of Fairview Park, Ohio (Fair Housing); City of North Olmsted, Ohio (Fair Housing).

Old Stone Foundation.

Areas of Practice (93)

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Rights
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Discrimination
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • Human Rights
  • International Human Rights
  • Personal Rights
  • Public Interest Law
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Womens Rights
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disability Benefits
  • ERISA Class Actions
  • ERISA Compliance
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Affordable Housing
  • Fair Housing
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Disability Insurance
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Personnel Policies
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Boating Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Social Security
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Security Income Disability
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-656-2914  Phone
216-696-7047  Fax
216-621-1908  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal and Fourth Circuits; 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1983, Ohio
Cuyahoga County, Ohio State and Federal Bar Associations; Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association (Former President); Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers; Ohio Employment Lawyers Association (President, 2007—; Past Treasurer).
Birth Information:
Cleveland, Ohio, April 19, 1958
Reported Cases:
Employment and Constitutional Cases: Newcomb v. Hostetler Catering, Inc. (5th Distr. 2007), 2007 WL 210946, 153 Lab.Cas. P 60,348, 25 IER Cases 1097, 2007 -Ohio- 361 (public policy wrongful discharge action when employee fired for determining lawfulness of changing pay rates to bonus plan); Williams v. Case W. Res. Univ. (8th Distr. 2006), 2006 WL 3378427, 2006 -Ohio- 6190 (reversed summary judgment when professor discharged in violation of three year employment agreement when funding runs out); Sicklesmith v. Chester Hoist (7th Distr. 2006), 169 Ohio App.3d 470, 863 N.E.2d 677 (upholding $270,000 disability discrimination verdict); Houston v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America (6th Cir., 2007), 2007 WL 2171254 (long term disability reversal and finding in favor of client based on LTD carrier switching denial rationale; arbitrary and capricious standard does not give total deference); Ross v. Campbell Soup Company, 237 F.3d 701 (6th Cir. 2001) (establishing precedent in disability/perceived disability; isolated v. direct evidence analysis) (resulting in settlement); Bray v. Metro Cable Comm. Inc. (employment discrimination race case, jury verdict of $71,000 for retaliatory discharge) (United States District Court, N. District, Oct. 1995); Tersigni, et. al. v. General Tire, employment at will exception case utilizing employee handbook under implied contract and promissory estoppel theories (91 Ohio App.3d 757; 9th Distr. 1993) (on remand, judgment of $108,000.00 for discharged employee for bumping rights implied contract breach); Brown v. General Tire, Court of Common Pleas, Summit County, Ohio, 1995; Patterson v. Schwebel (Employment at will/promissory estoppel issues; Court of Appeals held reliance element of promissory estoppel theory satisfied) (Court of Appeals, Cuyahoga County, Ohio); Tutela v. Carney, et. al. (enjoined employment termination of superintendent by Cleveland School Board; First Amendment issues) (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1989); Watson v. United States of America (Federal Torts Claim Act) ($121,000.00 judgment) (U.S. District Court, 1989); Miller v. Hollenden House (Age Discrimination in Employment, jury trial and judgment in favor of discharged plaintiff) (United States District Court, 1986); Palmer v. Kaiser Health Foundation (employment at will cause of action; invalid non-disclosure and non-application clauses; settlement agreements, sanctions against employer) (Court of Appeals, Cuyahoga County, Ohio); Picha v. City of Parma, et. al. (represented terminated city employee in political discharge/1st Amendment case, allegiance and activities for former mayor) (United States District Court, 1993; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, two appeals, 1992, 1994); Fair Housing: McDonald v. Button (Montg. Cty. 2009), $247,000 jury trial verdict (sexual harassment in housing/employment); Ohio Civil Rights Comm., et. al. v. AMHA (9th Distr. 2006), 170 Ohio App.3d 283 (racial harassment/hostile environment in housing) (rev'd on appeal); Brown, et. al. v. Lancaster (April 2000) (precedent setting religious discrimination case, trial and damage award) (United States District Court - Columbus, Ohio); Walker, et. al. v. Crawford, (trial and damage award total of $500,000 in sex discrimination fair housing case, 1999) (United States District Court) (multiple plaintiffs/co-counsel); Grant v. Papiernik, 136 Ohio App.3d 233, 736 N.E.2d 484 (Ohio App. 11 Dist. 1999) (race discrimination in housing case, jury verdict and award) (January 1997) (Trumbull County); O.C.R.C., Johnson and Gardner v. Eisenberg (trial and damage verdict in fair housing race case - race) (January 1996); Cennamo v. Deem (5th Distr. 2002), 2002 WL 31873792, 2002 -Ohio- 7189 (sexual harassment/hostile environment in housing); Crimi, et. al. v. Samir Rofail and Crown Apartments (injunction, trial - fair housing/family status case, permanent injunction, damages, incorporating federal and new Ohio fair housing law) (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1995); McGill v. Bellissimo (landmark fair housing sexual discrimination verdict; incorporates sexual harassment and hostile environment theories; $75,000.00 jury verdict) (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1994); Fair Housing Advocates Ass'n, Inc. v. City of Richmond Heights, Ohio, 209 F.3d 626 (Sixth Cir. 2000) (challenge to occupancy ordinance of municipality); Drayton, et. al. v. Ellacott Parkway Apartments (fair housing action and consent decree for family status violation, requirement of landlord to build playground) (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1992); Brooks v. Center Park Associates, 33 F.3d 585 (6th Cir. 1994) (reversal of attorneys fees award to prevailing defendant (appellate level only); United States v. Parklane (resolution of long standing pattern and practice fair housing discrimination case with Justice Department resulting in $150,000.00 settlement fund, monitoring and affirmative relief ) (United States District Court, 1994); Fair Housing Advocates Association v. Partridge Run (dismissal of counterclaims against fair housing organization; consent decree on core claims) (United States District Court, N. District, Ohio, 1995); United States v. Bella Dora Management (pattern and practice fair housing action and consent decree re organizational damages to fair housing organization, affirmative relief and monitoring) (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1992); Fair Housing Contact Services v. Record Courier Newspaper; Fair Housing Contact Services v. West Side Leader Newspaper (represented local fair housing organization as plaintiff in discriminatory advertising fair housing cases) (United States District Court, 1992); Barron v. Golen, (fair housing intimidation/coercion action, Title VIII §3617, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981) ($100,000.00 judgment in favor of plaintiff relating to racial intimidation and harassment) (United States District Court, 1990).

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