Patrick J. Perotti

Patrick J. Perotti: Attorney with Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

Biography

Patrick J. Perotti has been recognized for outstanding achievements in consumer class actions and employment discrimination, both locally and nationally. He is the architect of the firm’s Ohio Lawyers Give Back initiative to distribute unclaimed class action funds to charities. Patrick is an award winning national leader in the fields of consumer class actions, employment discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. With verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 billion dollars, Patrick is regularly selected to lead class suits in Ohio and around the country. His reputation developed from a demand for outcomes which not only offered compensation to class members but also stopped unlawful government and corporate practices. Using the class action device to achieve deterrence, he has directed more than $32 million in unclaimed class funds from his settlements to charities and non-profits around the country. The bench, bar and community have recognized Mr. Perotti’s legal and community accomplishments with the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award, the defense bar’s Top 75 Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the United States, the Ohio State Bar Association’s highest honor, the Ritter Award, and his alma mater Marshall College of Law’s highest honor, the Alumnae of the Year Award. As a frequent lecturer at state and national conferences on class actions, employment law, and the cy pres doctrine, Patrick is regularly consulted by the bench, bar and media on those subjects. His interviews and commentary are found in countless websites, newspapers, and local and national radio and television shows.

CLASS ACTIONS. Patrick Perotti’s area of primary concentration is handling complex consumer class litigation throughout Ohio and nationally. His cases deal with overcharges, fraud and other unlawful conduct by government agencies, telecommunications companies, banks, insurance companies, shippers, manufacturers, retailers and a host of others. He has a reputation of extreme fairness, impartiality and professionalism in working with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and the court. Patrick’s simple motto for everything is, “Do the right thing.” His work as class counsel is consistently described by courts as “exceptional representation”: “Exceptional representation for the class members. Taking into consideration the complexity of the legal issues at hand and the result achieved by Class Counsel, it is clear to the Court that the legal representation in this case was superb.”

EMPLOYMENT LAW AND DISCRIMINATION. His practice for the last 35 years includes the full range of workers’ rights and Civil Rights, including Wrongful Discharge; Employment Discrimination involving Age, Sex, Race, Nationality, Color, Handicap and Religion; Sexual and Other Harassment; Equal Pay Act claims; Americans with Disabilities Act claims; and Family and Medical Leave Act claims.

WAGE AND HOUR AND COLLECTIVE ACTIONS. Patrick Perotti’s employment work has been highly successful across the United States in the specialized area of state and national wage and hour collective actions. His suits challenge the failure of large employers to pay overtime and other wages required by state and federal laws.

Pat is a contributing editor to Attorney At Law Magazine with featured articles on Class Action and Employment Law.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Class Actions
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Cuyahoga Community College, A.A., 1975; Cleveland State University, B.A., English, 1977
Law School Attended:
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
U.S. District Court, District Court of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Idaho; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and Federal Circuits; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1982, Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Cleveland Metropolitan, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Ohio State (Member, Federal Courts and Practice Committee) and Federal Bar Associations; American Society of International Law (Member, Federal Courts and Practice Committee); National Employment Lawyers Association; Ohio Employment Lawyers Association.
Languages:
English and German and French
Certifications:
( Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association )
ISLN:
904492536
Hobbies & interests:
downhill and deep mountain skiing, water skiing, ice and roller skating
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (5 reviews)
  • 100% (5 recommendations)
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/20/11 in Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations.

    He is one of the most charitable individuals I have come to know; and consistently works tirelessly on our organization's behalf. Very knowledgable and willing to fight for our interests!

    He is one of the most charitable individuals I have come to know; and consistently works tirelessly on our organization's behalf. Very knowledgable and willing to fight for our interests! Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/16/11 in Contracts.

    Pat has a very friendly personality. He made us feel as if we were friends whom he has known for years. He took a personal interest in our situation. He is very knowledgable and professional.

    Pat has a very friendly personality. He made us feel as if we were friends whom he has known for years. He took a personal interest in our situation. He is very knowledgable and professional. Read less

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