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Sara Hutchins Jodka

Employment and labor Attorney at Columbus, OH

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About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    I am a management-side labor and employment law attorney. I have litigated and worked with companies of all sizes with respect to most labor and employment issues in the litigation and compliance texts.

  2. Privacy
    35%
    I consult with companies with respect to data privacy and cyber security, including HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, GLBA, etc.

  3. Litigation
    15%
    I have handled various business and complex litigation matters, including deceptive trade practices, non-competes, products liability, among others.

Sara H. Jodka, CIPP-US / Member at Dickinson Wright, dedicates her practice to working with business-side clients to anticipate, identify, and resolve labor and employment; data privacy and cyber security issues, including preparing for and remedying data breaches; and litigation risks.

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Licensed for 19 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/10/2022

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

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Dickinson Wright, PLLC
150 E. Gay Streey
Suite 2400
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

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Posted by Ben | March 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not what I wanted to hear, but fair
I wanted to hear something different, that I had recourse to sue my employer for a certain reason, but Jodka very fairly and concisely pointed out that I wouldn't have a case. Thank you for saving me time, effort and money.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
She answered my question quickly and concisely. Wasn't what I wanted to hear, but she knows the law. Exactly what you'd want in a good attorney. Cut and dry and to the point. Thank you Sara.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Attorney Judka answered my questions quickly. She clarified things for me in a way that allowed me to understand them immediately. Because of her I am able to make a decision based on facts instead of "what ifs". I'm grateful she was the one to answer my questions.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impressive
Attorney Jodka answered a question I had on AVVO. Ms. Jodka was so quick to reply to a follow up comment I was absolutely amazed. Her answers were right on point, clear, and understandable. Attorney Jodka is a lawyer I would seek out for representation if I had a legal matter within her specialties. Thank you Attorney Jodka for your clear and quick responses to my question.
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Posted by Chad | December 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Completely took me by surprise
Sara does not fit the lawyer stereotype. She's polite, friendly, and goes out of her way to make you feel good about your case. I initially emailed Sara just asking for a second opinion regarding an EEOC mediation outcome and expected it to be days or weeks for a response. IT WAS 13 MINUTES! I was speechless and relieved to know she was making time the very next day to discuss my case with me. She provided me with information I never thought of and she listened to all my questions even if she had to dumb them down she never made me feel dumb. I mean it, if the word lawyer makes your stomach turn, call Sara and you'll be amazed! She's honest, if you're not getting what you deserve she'll tell you. If you are but don't think it's fair, she'll explain it in a way that makes sense and make you feel comfortable about the outcome! Her firm is VERY LUCKY to have her!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Dickinson Wright, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Counsel - Data Privacy and Labor and Employment
  • McDonald Hopkins
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Porter Wright
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • 2007 - 2011
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
  • Case dismissed on Motion to Dismiss and affirmed by 6th Circuit
  • Monica Ways v. Miami University of Ohio (S.D. Ohio)
  • Full defense judgment and attorneys' fees.

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Executive Council, Secretary / Treasurer
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • InfraGard
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Uniform Law Commission Social Media Drafting Committee
  • Observer for Social Media Privacy Legislation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)
  • Chair Employee Relations Committee
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Columbus
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers Columbus
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • TOP Attorney Labor and Employment Law
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Twibel: Online Communications Bring New Legal Challenges,"
  • 2015
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Ohio Matters
  • Twibel: The funny-sounding social media claim that’s not a laughing matter
  • 2014
  • Paralegal Today Magazine
  • Not Your Grandfather’s Union
  • 2014
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Ohio Matters
  • Surviving the holiday party without creating liability for your company
  • 2014
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The Family Medical Leave Act 2011 Cumulative Supplement
  • 2013
  • Law Practice Today
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Conducting a Legal, Yet Helpful, Social Media Background Screen
  • 2013
  • Thompson's HR Compliance Expert Site
  • Absence and Notice Policies Help Mitigate FMLA Fallout
  • 2012
  • Employer Law Report Blog
  • Top Holiday Headaches Series
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • McDonald Hopkins Business Hour
  • Get your wage/hour house in order for 2016: New FLSA rules and IC guidance require employer action
  • 2015
  • McDonald Hopkins Business Hour
  • EEOC activism in 2015: Insights for employer compliance
  • 2015
  • webinar for Audiosolutionz
  • Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in a Social Media World
  • 2015
  • Net Diligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
  • Protecting Trade Secrets
  • 2015
  • webcast for Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2015 Employment Law Update
  • 2015
  • 19th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
  • Solutions to Pre-Employment Background Screen & Drug Test Challenges
  • 2014
  • 19th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
  • Minimizing Data Breaches in the Workplace and HR’s Response to Security Leaks
  • 2014
  • Association of Corporate Counsel America, Northern Ohio Chapter
  • Technology to think about—Social media and data breaches
  • 2014
  • OHS/INFRAGARD: Cyber STRATEGIES FOR A SAFER OHIO
  • Preventing data leaks through workforce management
  • 2014
  • Midwest Labor and Employment Conference
  • Social Media in Employment
  • 2014
  • FMLA Workshop
  • How to Avoid FMLA Hot Spots
  • 2014
  • BLR/HR Hero
  • Conducting Legally Sound Background Checks: FCRA Requirements, EEOC Guidance, FACTA and Other Recent Developments
  • 2014
  • Porter Wright’s Employment Relations Seminar
  • The Voracious Appetite of the New NLRB: Protecting Your Company from the Newest Employer Predator—Unionized or Not
  • 2014
  • Association of Corporate Counsel America, Northern Ohio Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Technology to think about—Social media and data breaches
  • 2014
  • webinar for the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Social Media in Employment Law
  • 2014
  • 19th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas
  • Solutions to Pre-Employment Background Screen & Drug Test Challenges
  • 2014
  • 19th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas
  • Minimizing Data Breaches in the Workplace and HR’s Response to Security Leaks
  • 2014
  • my Law CLE seminar
  • Holiday Workplace Law: Workplace Holiday Should Shine, Not Cause Legal Hangovers
  • 2014
  • my Law CLE seminar
  • Social Media Ethics for Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sara has excellent legal skills and instincts. Ohio is a most difficult state in terms of Labor and Employment law-- so you need to bring skilled legal counsel to the table. Sara knows how to win. Period."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Sara Jodka's answers and find them to be accurate and understanding of the asker's issues. She does a good job of explaining why her answer is what it is. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jodka is prompt, highly knowledgeable in labor/employment issues, and will provide excellent legal representation."
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