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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, representing employees in various discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour cases.
Ms. Christy has dedicated her entire practice to employee rights. She 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 and across the country.
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 Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016
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
Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference 2016: Overview of the FLSA and Certifying and Decertifying FLSA Collective Actions, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, April 21, 2016
Fair Labor Standards Act, Rule Changes for December 1, 2016, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, September 21, 2016
Human Resources Law From Start To Finish: Wage and Hour Overview and Update; Discipline and Discharge - Necessary Documentation, National Business Institute, November 7, 2016
Ohio Super Lawyers - 2019 to present
Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2012 to 2018
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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