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Samuel Micah Schlein

Employment and labor Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    20%

    10 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%

    10 years

  3. Employment and labor
    20%
    Including contested unemployment cases

    10 years

  4. Sexual harassment
    20%

    10 years

  5. Wrongful termination
    20%

    10 years

Since 2014, Sam Schlein has devoted his career to representing individuals in employment and civil rights litigation.  His practice areas include discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, police misconduct, and prison conditions. 

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Location

Marshall Forman and Schlein
250 Civic Center Dr Ste 480
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Reviews

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Posted by Rev. Thompson | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardworking Beautiful Spirit
God knows what and who we have need of. Working with Sam Schlein changed my life. The respect and service I received was unmatched. I am blown away. Sam is smart and sensitive to the needs of his client. I highly recommend him and the firm for your needs.
Posted by Doug | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, insightful, and responsive
Sam is a terrific attorney who has helped me and my firm navigate employment law issues. He sees potential problem areas in advance and provides wise counsel and language to help you succeed. He is also incredibly responsive, even interrupting his vacation to review time-sensitive documents with me.
Posted by Kaye | July 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and knowledgeable
Sam is very experienced and worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf, and I can't thank him enough.
Posted by Rich | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional & Efficient
I was facing potential litigation with regard to a contract dispute with a company I previously represented. Sam reviewed my case and laid out a game plan. He provided extraordinary guidance during the process, and I was able to settle the case. I was very pleased with the work he performed and would not hesitate to call on him again if needed. Rich F
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Posted by David | August 2, 2019
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Consummate Professional!
Sam was a beacon of hope after I was abruptly terminated from my former employer in a less than scrupulous manor. Not only was was he able to defend me from an unjust cause, his pragmatic and empathetic demeanor offered emotional relief to myself and my family. I am so grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Sam Schlein without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
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Sam Schlein: Laywer Extradorinaire
I was terminated from not just my job but my career of over 20 years without just cause. Initially I was awarded unemployment benefits and then, after an appeal from my employer, that determination was overturned and Sam Schlein stepped into the breach to represent me during a hearing before ODJFS to re-determine my eligibility for benefits. Mr. Schlein was compassionate toward my suffering, tactful about the unique circumstances of my case, and patiently addressed my questions. He went above and beyond what I expected and the outcome of the hearing was in my favor. I highly recommend Sam to anyone who wants a compassionate, hard-working, knowledgeable lawyer fighting for you in your employment case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2018
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Violation of employment agreement
I sought out the services of Sam Schlein when I was unexpectedly let go from a company that I had work tirelessly for over 18 years. The company did not adhere to the terms of my employment agreement and from the beginning Sam was sympathetic and honest. He worked hard and always had my best interest in mind while trying to get the best outcome possible. Ultimately he got a resolution that I felt comfortable with.
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Posted by James M. Tier | December 30, 2017
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James M. Tier
I was terminated from my employer on June 1. I filed for unemployment and was denied by ODJFS based on statements from said employer. Needless to say, I hired Sam as my attorney and he was able to get me the unemployment benefits and the hearing officer ruled in my favor in doing so, but also made the ruling based on past employer not having "Just cause". Had to admire the way he prepared me for the phone hearing and how the case was handled. Thank you very much Sam!!
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Posted by Chris | October 23, 2017
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Highly Recommend Sam!
Sam was diligent with our case from beginning to end and always kept us informed. He was extremely knowledgeable in any aspect of our Employment/Labor case and always looked out for our best interests. Our case ended positively and we couldn't have asked for better or more professional representation.
Posted by Susan | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Sam Schlein is absolutely wonderful! He kept me updated through the entire process and answered every question I had in a very timely manner. He is also a very kind and caring person. I feel I have made a new friend. Thank you Sam for all your hard work and for putting up with me and all my concerns. You do great work! Can't thank you enough. Thank you also very much Mr. Marshall for your kindness, taking my case and making me feel more at ease. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone! Great results!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Lawyer - Samuel Schlein
Samuel Schlein did a great job representing my case. He has great consultative and communication skills which allowed me an opportunity to make reasonable decisions throughout the legal process that were critical to my case. Samuel demonstrated that he is creative and able to think of solutions for complex situations. He is analytical and was able to map out processes that were key drivers in the success of my case. Most importantly, Sam's follow up is exceptional and he has integrity.
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Posted by Marcie Lynn | August 5, 2015
On top of his game!
Sam was my lawyer in a case where my employer harassed me and violated my FMLA rights. I recommend Sam because of course I won the case and got everything I wanted, but most importantly Sam will fight for you. He treated me with the highest level of respect. Sam is very smart. He is not intimidated by the dirty games employers play. Sam is honest and will never lead you down the wrong path.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Marshall Forman and Schlein
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marshall and Forman LLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Russel v. Columbus Note Ventures
  • Jury verdict for Plaintiff
  • McFadden v. City of Columbus
  • Jury verdict for Plaintiff
  • Aldrich v. City of Columbus
  • Summary Judgment Motion Denied
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Associations

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
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Speaking Engagements

  • LGBTQ+ Committee at the Columbus Bar Association
  • Employment matters in the LGBTQ+ Community
  • 2024
  • 60th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Institute
  • Navigating the Non-Compete Labyrinth
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Samuel
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is a great lawyer!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Sam when I acted as co-counsel with his firm (Marshall & Morrow) on a significant civil rights case. I was impressed with Sam's ability to quickly get up to speed on the case's legal and factual issues. Sam's work ethic is excellent, as well as his attention to detail; both traits that you want in a lawyer."