David J. Steiner joined The Lazzaro Law Firm, LLC of counsel in April 2007. He represents employees in discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims brought on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, and other protected characteristics. He also represents employees who have been retaliated against by their employers after engaging in protected conduct, such as reporting discrimination at work, as well as employees who are not paid overtime and minimum wages as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In addition to litigating these employment matters, Mr. Steiner represents clients in EEOC proceedings, unemployment hearings, and also counsels employers (and their employees) on discrimination and harassment compliance issues.
Mr. Steiner earned an undergraduate degree in business management from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude with his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Ohio Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
"FLSA Retaliation," FLSA Seminar, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2013, 2010, 2008
"Statutes of Limitations - What you do not know can hurt you (and your client)," Cleveland Bar Association, April 26, 2005
Relevant Court Opinions
Gardner v. Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc, No. 1:10-cv-00183-SO (N.D. Ohio December 22, 2011)(denying summary judgment on FMLA interference claim)
Ziemski v. P and G Hospitality Group, No. 1:10-CV-2920 (N.D. Ohio April 12, 2011)(granting conditional certification)
Birch v. Cuyahoga County Probate Court, 392 F.3d 151 (6th Cir. 2004)
Settlement Against An Industrial Manufacturer (settled religious discrimination claims for $650,000)
Settlement Against A Law Firm (settled sexual harassment claims for $200,000)
Guciardo v. Thistledown Race Track, et al., Cuyahoga County CV-02-460876 (verdict of $412,000 plus attorney fees)
Age discrimination case against John Lance Ford, et al., Cuyahoga County CV-02-466801 (verdict of $1.35 million plus attorney fees)
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