Attorney Profile:

Matthew D. Besser, Esq.

Matthew D. Besser, Esq.: Attorney with Bolek Besser Glesius LLC

Biography

Matthew D. Besser is a Principal at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, where his practice focuses on representing individuals in employment and civil rights cases. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for several years at a large Cleveland law firm representing companies in employment disputes, which helps him offer a unique perspective to individuals with employment law claims. Besser has experience in every aspect of employment law, from negotiation to trial, and then final appellate review.

Besser holds the prestigious “AV Preeminent”® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting that his peers in the legal community rate him as possessing the highest level of legal skill and ethics. For 2014 and 2015, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine named him to its list of Cleveland “Super Lawyers” in Employment Law. Before that, the publication named him a “Rising Star” in the field several different times.

Besser is active in the legal community. He is frequently invited by legal groups to speak on employment law topics. He is also a member of the Judicial Selection Committee and the Certified Grievance Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition, Besser serves a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Counsel of Delegates. In 2013, he received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under in the Cleveland District. Previously, Besser taught appellate advocacy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Besser is a summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he received awards for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy, Civil Litigation, Disability Discrimination, and Evidence. Immediately after law school, Besser worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard on the United States Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Rights
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-464-3004  Phone
866-542-0743  Fax
www.bbgohio.com
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., 2001
Law School Attended:
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2004
Year of First admission:
2004
Admission:
2004, Ohio; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Sixth Circuits; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 2014, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Memberships:
Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates, Ohio Employment Lawyers Inns of Court, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Judicial Selection Committee; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee.
Birth Information:
1979
ISLN:
918444569

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 17 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/07/14 in Employment Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/26/14 in Employment Law

    Matthew is an outstanding lawyer in all respects. Read more

    Matthew is an outstanding lawyer in all respects.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 09/26/14 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/19/14 in Employment Law

    Matt is very generous with his time and helpful in explaining a client's options. Read more

    Matt is very generous with his time and helpful in explaining a client's options.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/18/14 in Employment Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/18/14 in Employment Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 09/18/14 in Employment Claims

    I have referred several cases to Mr. Besser in the area of employment law. He is very professional in his management of clients and cases. He is detailed in his work as... Read more

    I have referred several cases to Mr. Besser in the area of employment law. He is very professional in his management of clients and cases. He is detailed in his work as an advocate in brief writing, pleadings, depositions and oral arguments. I know him to be an attorney of very high ethical standards. He has developed a very good reputation in his area of expertise in a short time. I run into many lawyers that are aware of his work and his firm. He is, overall, an excellent attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/18/14 in Employment Law

    Matthew is an excellent lawyer. I have conferred with him in many matters, especially in the area of appellate practice, and have referred many potential clients to him. Read more

    Matthew is an excellent lawyer. I have conferred with him in many matters, especially in the area of appellate practice, and have referred many potential clients to him.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 09/18/14 in Employment Discrimination

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 09/18/14 in Employment Law

    Matthew Besser is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely ethical, intelligent and caring. I am happy to recommend him. Read more

    Matthew Besser is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely ethical, intelligent and caring. I am happy to recommend him.

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