Chastity L. Christy joined The Lazzaro Law Firm, LLC in September 2015. She represents individual employees and groups of employees in wage and hour cases and collective actions, including claims brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Prior to joining The Lazzaro Law Firm, LLC, Ms. Christy worked for Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA and Zipkin Whiting Co., LPA, and dedicated her almost 12 years of practice to employee rights, representing employees in various discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and Ohio wage and hour cases.
Ms. Christy has litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of employees in both state and federal courts, as well in arbitrations and in front of the Ohio State Personnel Board of Review. She has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of employees within the State of Ohio.
Ms. Christy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Ms. Christy earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2003.
Ohio Supreme Court, November 2003
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2004
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2015
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association
National Wage and Hour Clearinghouse
Employment Litigation from Start to Finish: Initial Pleadings and Filings, National Business Institute, September 19, 2012
Employment Litigation from Start to Finish: Pre-Trial Order and Trial, National Business Institute, September 19, 2012
Employment Discrimination Law: Retaliation Claims, National Business Institute, July 15, 2013
Employment Discrimination Law: Ethics for Labor Law Practitioners, National Business Institute, July 15, 2013
Employment Law, The Latest Updates: Social Media and Technology, National Business Institute, March 10, 2014
Employment Law, The Latest Updates: Emerging Issues in Discrimination and Harassment, National Business Institute, March 10, 2014
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Relevant Court Opinions
Conti v. Spitzer Auto World Amherst, Inc., 9th Dist. No 9121, 2008 WL 754759 (March 24, 2008) (reversing jury verdict against client)
Campolieti v. Cleveland, 184 Ohio App.3d 419, 921 N.E.2d 286 (8th Dist. 2009) (reserving summary judgment grant against client)
Campolieti v. Cleveland Dept. of Pub. Safety, 8th Dist. No. 99445, 2013 WL 6175207 (Nov. 21, 2013) (upholding majority of verdict in favor of client)
Csonka-Cherney v. ArcelorMittal Cleveland, Inc., 8th Dist. No. 100128, 9 N.E.3d 515 (March 6, 2014) (reversing trial court order compelling client's medical records)
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