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Stephan Isaiah Voudris

also known as Steve Voudris

About me

     Steve Voudris is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law who focuses his practice on representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated, suffered discrimination in the workplace, or have not been paid their overtime wages, tips or any wages for any unpaid time (such as for training or for working through lunch).  He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Law School and Miami University.  He spent the first six years of his legal career at the Cleveland office of Jones Day, one of the largest law firms in the world, and the next fourteen years in Miami, Florida at Jorden Burt LLP, a Washington, D.C. based law firm. After returning home to Ohio in 2011, his focus as a plaintiff's contingency fee attorney is to obtain justice for his clients by ensuring that they are treated fairly by their employers.  Steve is licensed to practice law both in Ohio and Florida.

     Steve has represented numerous clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and has been involved in dozens of complex litigation and class action lawsuits across the country.  His extensive appellate practice includes participating in appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts in Ohio, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and West Virginia.

     Steve is deeply involved in community service.  He is currently the head coach of Kenston High School’s Speech and Debate Team and a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 102.  He was the Treasurer and a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 102 and has coached his children's soccer, baseball and basketball teams. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Marotta Montessori Schools of Cleveland.  His volunteer work at his children's schools has included working at the school store and reading to their classes.  To give back to the legal community, he serves as a mentor to new lawyers and volunteers as a mediator.  Additionally, Steve has served as a committee member of local bar associations.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. Employment: 25%


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  • Bradley Levine

    Mr. Voudris is an exemplary attorney. His knowledge of the law and extensive legal background are only matched by his compassion toward his clients. You can count on Mr. Voudris to aggressively pursue your claims and guide you through the rigors of litigation. I cannot recommend Mr. Voudris enough.


    Bradley Levine Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Voudris Law LLC

Winbury Professional Center
8401 Chagrin Road, Suite 8
Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023

Voudris Law LLC

600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH, 44114



FLMember in Good Standing199806/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Attorney in Labor and EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
2014 Bar CollegeOhio State Bar Association2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2014
Top Rated Attorney in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media2014
2013 Bar CollegeOhio State Bar Association2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Certificate of AppreciationBoy Scouts of America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
2012 Bar CollegeOhio State Bar Association2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2011
Pro Bono Service AwardPut Something Back2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVoudris Law LLC2011 - Present
PartnerJorden Burt, LLP2001 - 2011
AssociateJorden Burt, LLP1997 - 2001
AssociateJones Day1991 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Employment American Inn of CourtMasters of the Bench2015 - Present
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Cleveland Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Geauga County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Chagrin Valley Chamber of CommerceN/A2011 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
B. H. v. Rx Options, Inc.Victory
F. K. v. South Shore Cable Construction Inc.Victory
A. H. v. Perio, Inc.Victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
Voudris Law BlogEEOC Files Ohio Lawsuit Seeking Equal Pay For Woman2015
Voudris Law BlogNorth Carolina Hotel to Pay $45,000 in Religious Discrimination Settlement2013
Voudris Law BlogEEOC Sues Extended Stay Hotels for Sex Discrimination2013
Voudris Law BlogSales Tax On Attorney's Fees2013
Voudris Law BlogRetaliation for Planning to File Workmen's Compensation Claim2012
Voudris Law BlogIllegal For Employer To Take Portion Of Tips2012
Voudris Law BlogComplaining To Co-Workers About Work Conditions2012
Voudris Law BlogSeverance Agreements2012
Voudris Law BlogArbitration Agreements2012
Expect FocusBar Lowered for SEC to Charge Aiding and Abetting2010
Expect FocusNew Nationwide Subpoena Powers2010
Legal HorizonsAnnuity Class Actions1999
Legal HorizonsDiscretionary Interlocutory Appeals1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Miami University of OhioFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law 101 for the General PractitionerCases Most Likely Seen By The General Practitioner2015
Boca Raton RetreatAttorney Practices2001