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Christina Marie Royer

Employment and labor Attorney at Independence, OH

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2001
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About Christina

Learn Christina’s areas of practice.

I have devoted my law practice to representing individuals in all manner of workplace disputes, from litigating discrimination and retaliation cases, to filing agency charges, to negotiating severance arrangements.  I am also one of few lawyers in Northeast Ohio with experience and expertise in unemployment compensation law.  

 

In addition to my law practice, I also do independent workplace investigations and I have a workplace coaching practice, where I work with individuals who have performance or behavioral issues in the workplace, assisting them to contribute more effectively in all aspects of their work, focusing primarily on communication skills and social + emotional intelligence.  I participated in the Coach Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

 

This blend of lawyering and coaching gives me a unique perspective on workplace issues and disputes, and allows me to work with clients in a way that is relational, empathetic, and client-centered.

Location

Employment Law Partners, LLC
4700 Rockside Road
Suite 530
Independence, OH, 44131

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Posted by Teresa | July 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chris Royer is an excellent lawyer
I highly recommend Chris Royer. Chris helped me win my overpayment case with ODJFS. She is an absolute expert at unemployment law. I was not nervous for my hearing. Chris told me exactly how the hearing would proceed and prepped me with the questions and answers I could expect. She was very easy to contact and got back to me through email or text right away. Chris is very passionate about the law. She is also down to earth. I definitely could relate to her.
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Posted by Bonnie | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CHRIS ROYER IS FANTASTIC
Chris Royer helped me tremendously with my employer issue. I came to her with no idea where to turn, and she spent so much time with me, gave great advice and absolutely took my issue seriously. She is very honest and will tell you her expert opinion, even if its hard to hear. Her in depth review of my issue and friendly texts and advice were so appreciated. She is so intelligent, articulate and very personable. I cant recommend her enough.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 11, 2022
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Hard working and dedicated
Chris was quick to resolve an issue I had been dealing with for 2 years. She was helpful, available and understanding. Chris also has a wonderful personality and is easy to converse with. I am beyond thankful for what she has done for me and her clients!
Posted by Tameka | July 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consummate professional
Chris is very straight forward, she listened attentively to my concerns. She recommended not only solutions but offered professional advices that allowed growth for me. Anyone looking for legal representation should take the time to speak with Chris and her firm first. Thank you for you time and counsel.
Posted by Amanda | January 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Christina was nothing short of outstanding throughout the entire legal process. She was extremely professional, knowledgable and easy to work with. She definitely puts in the time and effort into her clients and goes above and beyond and it shows. She truly has a kind heart and wants to help people who have found themselves in unfortunate situations. She was very helpful, answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease during a stressful time. She also helped me win my hearing which was the best feeling ever! Thank you for all that you do, Chris!
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Posted by Miss C | January 6, 2022
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Great unemployment lawyer!
Christina Royer is a wonderful lawyer. She took the time to listen to me and addressed all my concerns. She explained my case & the law to me very clearly. If something came up & I needed to contact her she always got back to me the same day in a timely manner. She has completely changed my view of Lawyers lol
Posted by Jim Hastings | August 3, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Unemployment Appeal Hearing
Christina Royer did an excellent job with my consultation. I provided her with the details of my unemployment appeal telephone hearing before the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. She consulted and provided a very thorough review and evaluation of my case, the strong points and weak points. She gave me a 5 of 10 to 6 in 10 chance of prevailing. She ultimately recommended that I represent myself in the telephone hearing, which I did. Christina was very friendly and helpful every step of the way, providing the perfect mix of professionalism, compassion and moral support. She even helped me after the hearing with advice, recommending against a further appeal of the adverse decision. I would like to highly recommend Christina Royer as an excellent attorney in the field of unemployment law.
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Posted by Michelle | July 9, 2021
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Stellar
I was unsure about obtaining counsel. I had no clue what I would be facing in a hearing. Chris blew my mind!!! She is very well versed in this and kept me on track and in the direction we were going. She had consistent precise follow up. It worked as we won!!! I couldn't be happier to have her as my lawyer. Her work on my case was incredible and she is a funny realistic individual. Thank you for your commitment and time on this Chris. I wish you nothing butter more success.
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Posted by Chris | June 10, 2021
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Thoughtful, experienced, and empathetic!
Christina was so thoughtful in preparing me for my hearing. She walked through the whole process so I knew what to expect, answering all of my questions. As she talked through her thinking, it became clear how much experience she brought to my case. She knew the styles of individual hearing officers and tailored her approach accordingly. During our discussions I never felt like I was just some other client. "Chris" was always open and seemed to genuinely understand not only the facts of my case, but where I was coming from on a personal level. I'd recommend her to anyone and retain her again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
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Great Experience - Highly recommened!
I had a great experience working with Ms. Royer on my separation negotiation with my former employer. She was a pleasure to work with, and so helpful. It really came across that she cared for her client and she had my best interest first. She listened to my case, understood the background and immediately got to work on a suggested action plan, but still considered my input and intuition. Ms. Royer's communication throughout the process was great, as she kept me informed and updated me promptly every step of the way. My case was quickly resolved with a positive outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
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PUA consultation
Ms. Royer's assistant returned my call very promptly. After talking with me for 20 minutes, Ms. Royer reviewed my file online and got back with me later the same afternoon. She gave me advise and invaluable information about my PUA case that was all new to me, even though I had made several previous calls with JFS directly. I feel much more confident about how to proceed with the situation, and she did not charge me anything. I am grateful and very glad I called her.
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Posted by Autumn | August 31, 2020
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Fantastic Experience
I had a wonderful experience working with Ms. Royer. She listened to my case, thoroughly explained the plan of action and immediately got to work. Ms. Royer always made a point to communicate what was happening regarding my case and tied up every loose end. My case has been resolved with a positive outcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Illustrator
Christina expertly guided, advised, and represented me through a very difficult time with a former employer. Being two states apart, all of our interaction was via phone and email and yet she was able to make me feel very comfortable immediately and kept me from losing my marbles. I would not hesitate to call on her again should that need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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Supportive and Knowledgeable Expertise- Highly Recommend!
Chris handled an interesting situation for me and I could not have been more impressed. She not only kept me informed along the way but was careful to insure that I was prepared for everything and stood as a calm and logical voice of reason throughout. Chris's knowledge of the law and legal system, her experience with the various cases and situations, and her professionalism throughout the process made a time consuming, stressful and irritating legal matter be resolved quickly with my best interests a priority.
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Posted by Stephen | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Assistance with wrongful termination
To be quick, Chris was responsive, honest, and a joy to go through this process with. After I was terminated, I reached out Ms. Royer. She sat down with me and was honest in determining whether or not I had a case. Fortunately, I did and she was instrumental in getting it resolved. She took the time to get to know me, and was able to give me sound personal advice relating to other areas of my former employer. In addition, I was in the midst of a divorce, and she worked with my divorce attorney extremely well, coming to determinations that worked best for me in both cases. During that period of turmoil, she was what I needed, providing me with confidence that this case was under control, even if I wasn't. I just wish she practiced other areas of law so that I could use her services there. She may have spoiled me, when it comes to what to expect from attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
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Awesome!
She did an outstanding job! Great result! She was very responsive to any of questions or concerns!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
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National Sales Manager, WCMH-TV
Christina represented me extremely well in a labor case against a former employer.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal
  • Christina M. Royer, Ltd., Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - 2015

Education

  • University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Kent State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wayt v. DHSC, LLC d/b/a Affinity Medical Center
  • The Court found that reputational harm is subject to damages caps
  • Elliott-Thomas v. Smith
  • The Court found that intentional interference with evidence is limited
  • Groening v. Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Reversed and remanded to protect an employee's medical records from direct disclosure

Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Court Rules Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cleveland Employment Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated 1st in class
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio State Bar Association Midwest Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Tax Issues in Settlements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • 2018
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Annual Seminar
  • State and Federal Case Law Update (Employment Law)
  • 2018
  • HR Star Conference
  • State & Federal Case Law Update (Employment Law)
  • 2018
  • #MeToo and #TimesUp in the Workplace: Handling Claims of Sexual Harassment
  • Plaintiff's Pointers: The Nuts and Bolts of Handling Sexual Harassment Claims (panel)
  • 2018
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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a hardworking, client-centered attorney with a long track record of success and a sterling reputation in the employment and labor law field."
Employment and labor

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Independence Employment and labor Lawyer Christina Marie Royer
Christina Marie Royer
Employment and labor Attorney
Independence, OH
Licensed for 22 years