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Brian David Spitz

About me

Brian Spitz is the founding and managing attorney of The Spitz Law Firm, LLC. In 1997, Brian graduated from Case Western Reserve University with honors. At that time, Brian began gaining extensive trial and litigation experience at some of the most respected law firms in Cleveland. In 2007, Brian took his passion for vigorously representing his clients and directed it into founding The Spitz Law Firm, where he is now the Managing Attorney.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases



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  • Barry Y. Freeman

    I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best plaintiffs'-side employment lawyers I know, and nobody will outwork him. At the same time, he is friendly and professional --even when we disagree. He is the model for employment lawyers today.


    Barry Freeman Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse attorney Brian Spitz. He has years of solid experience, his clients like him, other attorneys respect him. His answers to questions that have been published at show that he knows the law and likes to make sure that his clients understand it too. I recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Lemon law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Spitz Law Firm, LLC

4568 Mayfield Road
Suite 102
Cleveland, OH, 44121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
M. Ault AwardBarristers National Honor SocietyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Spitz Law Firm, LLC2006 - Present
Practice Group LeaderJanik & Dorman, LLP1999 - 2006
AssociateKeller & Curtin Co., LPA1997 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A2011 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Cleveland County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysN/A2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidentialsettled - confidential
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Publication nameTitleDate BlogSexual Harassment and Retaliation: What’s It Worth?2013 BlogThe Customer Isn’t Always Right2013 BlogHigh Costs Caused By Employment Defense Lawyers2013 BlogReligious Discrimination: Can You Post Jobs Only On Church Bulletin?2013 BlogThe Further expansion of Military Family Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.2013 BlogRetaliation and Premeditation Evidence Comes From Fake Employee Improvement Plans2013 BlogAre Liquated Damages Mandatory In FMLA Retaliation Cases?2013 BlogProtect Your Retaliation Claim By Reporting Your Coworker’s Sexual Advances.2013 BlogCan My Potential Employer Ask for My Facebook Password?2013 BlogAge Discrimination Lawsuits: The Age Gap Between Employee and Replacement Must be Significant2013 BlogEmployment Discrimination: The Chicken Or The Egg2013 BlogSex Discrimination Includes Pregnancy Discrimination2013 BlogHow Long Must An Employer Give For Medical Leave?2013 BlogEmployment Discrimination: Employees v. Independent Contractors2013
CallTheRightAttorney.comAge Discrimination: Clarifying A Misconception About Damages2013 BlogFMLA Leave Question: Can I take A One-Hour FMLA Leave?2013 BlogDisability Discrimination: Is Late Arrival A Reasonable ADA Accommodation?2013 BlogNew FMLA Rules For Military Members and Their Families2013 BlogThe FLSA Can Make A Damages Mountain Out Of Molehill Lost Wages2013 BlogThe United States Supreme Court Is Set to Hear Oral Arguments in Landmark Title VII Retaliation Case.2013 BlogFMLA Question: Can An Employee Spread Out Maternity Leave?2013 BlogNew Lawsuit Claims That Checking Email and Answering Calls From Boss Outside of Work Should Count as Overtime2013 BlogAnother F’ed Up Case (The F-Word Is Facebook)2013 BlogRace Discrimination: Customers Are Not Always Right2013 BlogCan My Potential Employer Use My Credit Score As A Basis For Denying Me A Job?2013 BlogDon’t Post About the Case on Social Media!2013 BlogPregnancy And Maternity Discrimination Excuses That Have Failed2013 BlogAge Discrimination: A Severance Agreement May Not Block Claims2013 BlogDisability Discrimination: Medical Leave Can Be A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA2013 BlogCan a Plaintiff Obtain an Injunction in an Employment Discrimination Case?2013 BlogEmployee or Independent Contractor? Your Employer May Be Misclassifying You.2013 BlogThe Employment Non-Discrimination Act.2013 BlogAge Discrimination: A Good Verdict.2013 BlogFMLA Question: Can Daddy Take Maternity Leave?2013 BlogDo Union Employees Have to File a Grievance Before Filing a Lawsuit for Violations of the FLSA?2013 BlogThe Sixth Circuit Affirms that Holding Supervisors and/or Managers to a Higher Standard than Non-Supervisory Employees is not Circumstantial Evidence of Discrimination.2013 BlogRetaliation Under The Fair Labor Standards Act – Oral Complaints to an Employer Are Sufficient2013 BlogRace & Gender Discrimination: Can Employees Sue Unions For Employment Discrimination?2013 BlogDisability Discrimination: Requirement For An individualized Inquiry Regarding The Disabled Employee’s Abilities2013 BlogDisabled Employees and Reasonable Accommodations Discrimination2013 BlogSuing Political Subdivisions: The Importance Of Pleading Official Capacity Versus Individual Capacity2013 BlogIs Discrimination Based on Breastfeeding an Unlawful Employment Practice in Ohio?2013 BlogEmployee Retaliation Claims: What Constitutes Notice To Employer? Oral Notice? Yes. Facebook Post? No.2013 BlogNew Clarification on 90-Day Statutes of Limitations Contained in EEOC Right to Sue Letters2013 BlogCan Isolated or Stray Comments Rise to the Level of Employment Discrimination Under Ohio Law?2013 BlogCan an Employer Sue its Former Employee?2013 BlogMaking Sure You Get Your Medical Certification Turned In On Time2013 BlogFederal Judge Rules that Walmart Can be Added as a Defendant in Massive Wage Theft Lawsuit Against California Warehouses2013 BlogEmployment Discrimination Question: What Is Pretext?2013 BlogNational Origin Discrimination Claims Can Be Based On Reverse Discrimination2013 BlogFine-Line Distinctions in Disability Discrimination Law – The Adams v. Valega’s Professional Home Cleaning Employment Law Case2013 BlogIs Your Employer Sharing In Your Employee Tip-Pool? If So, They Owe You Wages.2013 BlogGender Discrimination: Thank Goodness, We Are In Ohio.2013 BlogCan A Woman Employee Be Fired For Being “Irresistible”?2013 BlogSexual Harassment: Our Teen Workforce At Risk2013 BlogThe Scope Of The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act Continue To Get Better For Obese Employees.2013 BlogWage & Hour: Aon Hit For $10.5 Million For Misclassification of Employees2013 BlogCan Volunteers Sue An Organization For Discrimination?2013 BlogEmployment Discrimination & Wrongful Termination: A Fixed Moment In Time.2013 BlogEmployers Cannot Avoid Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Claims Simply By Having Anti-Discrimination Policies And Training Or Warning The Offender.2013 BlogAge Discrimination: Deciding The Appropriate Section of the Ohio Civil Rights Act To Base Your Claim2013 BlogFLSA Question: When Do Unpaid “Interns” Become Unpaid “Employees?”2013 BlogStaffing Agencies and Employers Share Liability Under Employment Discrimination Laws2013 BlogNaming Calling Leads To National Origin Discrimination Payment2013 BlogWhen Must an Employee Provide Notice of His or Her Intent to File a Lawsuit for Workers’ Compensation Retaliation in Ohio?2013 BlogAge Discrimination Plaintiffs Beware: Filing an EEOC Charge May Prevent You From Filing Your Age Discrimination Claim in Court2013 BlogWhat is an Adverse Employment Action Under Ohio Law?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
American UniversityPublic CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994