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Stuart Gale Torch

Employment and labor Attorney at Independence, OH

5.0   19 reviews

About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    70%
    Non-competition agreements (non-competes), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), reasonable accommodation, minimum wage and overtime, discrimination, retaliation, and independent investigations into alleged workplace harassment.

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Non-competition agreements (non-competes), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), reasonable accommodation, minimum wage and overtime, discrimination, and retaliation.

  3. Business
    10%

I am a Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law. Please call me at (216) 382-2500.

Licensed for 17 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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Employment Law Partners, LLC
4700 Rockside Rd Ste 530
Independence, OH, 44131

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have done it without Stuart's help
I had recently resolved a small claims case here in Ohio, and was pleased with the handling of my case. Stuart made the effort to keep me in the loop as well as walk me through the process of the entire ordeal. It wasn't a large sum, which makes his effort all the more amazing. If you're looking for a dedicated lawyer to assist with your needs, I highly recommend Stuart Torch.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment related contract Assistance
I needed assistance with an employee related contract. Stuart was readily available, followed thru quickly with contract language assistance and good suggestions. All were incorporated into final successful negotiations. Couldn't be happier with the process or the result.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
After reading all Stuart Torch's reviews, I am so glad I went with him to help me with a labor wage issue I was going through. He did an exceptional job for me and kept me updated throughout the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
College Administrator
Was tremendously helpful and very forthcoming and honest about my situation. Assisted in improving terms of departure. I highly recommend Stuart
Posted by Mary Jane | December 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer's Review
Stuart has a thoughtful, practical, and analytical approach to his work. He listens while he keeps the primary subject as the focus. He offers helpful feedback from his perspective as a lawyer and as a person.
Posted by Kathy | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experienced attorney
My entire experience from first contact was exceptional. Mr. Torch explained the process to help me understand it. We spent time on the phone gathering the information needed for my case. He kept me updated whenever something needed to be addressed or completed. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and very good at what he does. Thank you for the great representation!
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Posted by Meri | August 23, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Came highly recommended to me by another attorney, and he exceeded my expectations. Personable, compassionate, but intentional and assertive. Readily available to me throughout the process, thorough in preparations. Thoughtful and intentional about each action. Would recommend to anyone needing an attorney, especially in matters involving employment.
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Posted by Brian | July 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience in a bad situation.
Mr. Torch was very professional, yet very personable to speak with. His response to text messages and emails where spot on. He return them in no time flat. I felt he really went to bat for me and got me more than I could have gotten myself. I would highly recommend Mr. Torch.
Posted by Victoria and Paul | June 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Legal Advice
We had a consultation with Stuart. The consultation fee was very reasonable. His staff was very efficient. He was able in a couple of days to review our case, answer all of our questions and he gave us sound legal advice. He asked us to follow up and although we did not need his services, we would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice regarding employment, labor, litigation and/or business law.
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Posted by Chris | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Strong representation!
Stuart is supportive, open, and honest in everything, clearly laying out how he sees things at every step of the process. His communication is exceptional: responsive, practical, and empathetic. His analysis is completely trustworthy and his professional instincts are spot on. I’d hire him again in a second!
Posted by Cathy | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superman in a Suit
I could not have been more impressed with Attorney Torch. He was the calm during my storm. My career I have worked so hard on for the past 20 years was on the verge of being destroyed by baseless allegations. Not once did I ever feel like a burden or bother when I talked to him, usually in a panic. He was always cool, calm and collected and handled every situation more professionally than I ever could have imagined. Attorney Torch worked side by side at times with my union attorney to assure I would have to best possible outcome for every situation. He kept me in the loop, always promptly returning calls or emails, making sure all parties were working together. When it came time for my Civil action, he was able to deflate egos through the use of case law and was not threatened or baffled by the bulls**t being thrown at him by the opposing side. Not once did he waver when threats were tossed into my court. Though my reputation is up to me to build back to what it once was, by having Attorney Torch on my side I was given that opportunity. I feel very strongly that because of his knowledge and expertise as well as his delivery I am where I am today. I can never thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
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Stellar
I was given Mr. Torch's name from an attorney friend when I needed immediate assistance with my teaching job, when the teacher's union was failing miserably to protect me. We had our first meeting, and I knew he was the one to help me. I will never forget that he said at our initial consultation "Your job is a runaway train and you aren't even on it." He was right. He immediately went to work and very quickly got the situation under control. He negotiated a very, very fair agreement with the school board of education and I was able to not only keep my dignity, but leave with a settlement that left me with a lot of time to reflect on my career path and lick my wounds without having to worry about immediately finding another job. Having your supervisor turn on you, falsify evidence, intimidate all other coworkers after 20+ of excellent performance reviews and various accolades on my part was devastating, and Stuart was not only excellent at what he did for me, but he was also compassionate and funny at just the right times. He was also honest and direct. I have needed his assistance with small items a few times since this event and he has been wonderful and very fair in how he structures his billing. I cannot say enough great things about this attorney. I recommend Stuart Torch whole-heartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful, efficient, honest and outcome-focused!
Stuart jumped on board quickly during a time sensitive issue which had significant consequences for my career. He was direct but kind, and gave simple, effective advice that was both legally accurate as well as practical. The outcome was better than I had imagined and I will always appreciate the time and thought that went into helping me! If any issue like this should ever happen again, I will absolutely hire Stuart.
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Posted by Brooke | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not be disappointed!
I had a messy case and an inept attorney. I was at my wits end and had to find a new attorney. Within moments of meeting Stuart, I was comfortable and felt like I had found someone willing to fight for me. Unlike my previous attorney Stuart kept me informed down to the smallest detail. There was constant communication and I never felt like I was being rushed or he was too busy to address my concerns. He listened to my story, gathered all the facts, he developed a strategy, minimized the damage done by my previous attorney and had my best interest at heart. He is passionate about his work and cares about his clients. I hate to think of the outcome in my case if I had not retained him. Do not make the mistake of not having him in your corner, my results were several times better with Stuart. My only regret is not having him on my case from the very beginning!
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Posted by Mark | July 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Outstanding Lawyer who truly cares!
I've worked with Stuart on a number of different business related issues. He's been very responsive, caring and patient in every one of our encounters. His knowledge and approach to each individual issue was exceptional and I've recommended him to several colleagues who only have good things to say about their work with him and his team.
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Posted by Emily | July 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent, informed support
I had an issue with a former employer claiming non-adherence to an NDA. Attorney Torch helped evaluate the details, craft a response that he delivered to my former employer and provided guidance to me for actions moving forward. His help gave me confidence in my own actions and that I would have the right support needed regardless of what actions my former employer chose to take.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Difficult Workplace
Stuart was a great listener and I felt like he understood the situation. I am very glad I hired him to help me. Even when things were very difficult, he helped me to be thoughtful about the next steps that needed to be taken. I felt empowered and much safer after working through the problems with him. He was available and well-prepared when we needed to plan our actions. His fee was fair and I considered it money well spent.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
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Excellent, Professional, Responsive Service
I retained Stuart Torch to assist in the negotiation of a more favorable severance agreement with my previous employer. Stuart listened intently to my situation and skillfully and strategically negotiated an appreciably improved monetary settlement than what was initially offered. In addition, Stuart was very responsive and available to answer any questions or concerns. If you want an exceptionally knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled employment attorney, Stuart Torch is the one you want on your team. He did an amazing job!
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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Very Helpful and Intelligent
Stuart Torch is a GREAT attorney. He is very professional, intelligent, kind and compassionate. I really enjoyed having him as my attorney. Stuart took his time when he talked to me on the phone and explained everything in detail. He was never in a hurry. He answered all my questions and offered explanations for everything. He always told me, "I want what is best for you." He really cared about me and this was very comforting, because my lawsuit was very stressful. Stuart returned my phone calls or emails in a very prompt manner and this was also very helpful and impressive. Stuart is a very hard worker who will do everything that is needed to help you win a lawsuit. I received a very large monetary settlement from an organization who wrongfully terminated me, and this is because of Stuart Torch's hard work and dedication to my case. Stuart Torch is very intelligent, dedicated to his clients, kind, compassionate and caring. He is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Employment Law Partners, LLC
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Paying $245,000 to former IT chief causes rare division of Cuyahoga County Council
  • Settlement
  • Former Cleveland VA nurse who alleged sexual misconduct settles lawsuit for $161,500
  • Settlement
  • Former Richmond Heights principal wins $275,000 in reverse racial discrimination lawsuit with district
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
  • Secretary (Past)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer (Past)
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • N/A

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 59th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Ohio Law Update
  • 2022
  • 58th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Ohio Law Update
  • 2021
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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 29
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"Stu does a remarkable job in staying current with the most recent developments in employment law case. He is highly knowledgeable and a great attorney. I highly recommend him."
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Independence Employment and labor Lawyer Stuart Gale Torch
Stuart Gale Torch
Employment and labor Attorney
Independence, OH
Licensed for 17 years