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Since graduating from Yale Law School in 1986,  I have practiced law in Ohio and am dedicated to representing the rights of individuals.


Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 70%
    29 years, 180 cases
  2. Employment: 20%
    29 years, 400 cases
  3. Privacy: 5%
    9 years, 40 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 5%
    29 years, 50 cases


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Cash, Check

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Contact info

Thorman Petrov Group

3100 Terminal Tower
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH, 44113


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Women of Professional ExcellenceYWCA2013
Top Female In-House AttorneysCleveland Metropolitan Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThorman Petrov Group2015 - Present
ORISE FellowCenter for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)2014 - 2015
Senior CounselCleveland Clinic2008 - 2014
VP of HR and General CounselLOCUM Medical Group2003 - 2008
DirectorCASA for KIDS of Geauga County2002 - 2004
AssociateSquire Patton Boggs2001 - 2002
in-house counselState Industrial Products1994 - 1997
AssociateSquire Patton Boggs1987 - 1993
judicial clerkUnited States Court Of Appeals, 6th Circuit1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Employment Lawyers Associationmember2015 - Present
Taxpayers Against Fraudmember2015 - Present
Ohio Women's Bar AssocationBoard Member2012 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associationmember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Griswold v. Coventry First, LLCcurrently pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Docket Magazine, Association of Corporate CounselNo Smokers Allowed2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UniversityHealth Care Corporate Compliancegraduate certification2014
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Ohio State UniversityClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceHealth Care Contracting for Connectivity2013
Annual ConferenceSettling Employment Disputes - Top 10 Considerations2013
Employment Section CLEThe Tidal Wave of Retaliation Lawsuits2012
May CLEEmployer Wellness Programs2011
CLEE-Discovery and the Courts2011
Annual ConferenceThe Pay Microscope2011