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Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

25 years in employment law representing employers and employees with a significant concentration in school law and student/parent advocacy.
Law Offices of Emily Lewis, LLC
(1-5 Attorneys)

Education, Schools, and Government
Employment and Labor Relations

5650 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

35 years



Why did you become an attorney?

As a teenager, I was interested in the Women's rights movement. I studied this, sociology, and political science in college. Becoming a Labor lawyer incorporated these areas of interest and seemed like a profession where I could make a difference.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Working representing both employers and employees. Each side approaches a dispute with a different perspective. Becoming familiar with these differing perspectives helps with the counseling of clients as well as the ultimate negotiation of the resolution. Of course, nothing is better than the years of experience dealing with a variety of clients, opposing counsel styles, and the courts.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

See answer above. I like politics and exploration of power relationships. Labor law involves these issues.

What makes your law firm unique?

Because of my experience, I can generally give sound counseling and advice quickly without the time-consuming and expensive research done in other firms. I am proficient in what I am doing which translates into good legal work for a reasonable price.

Describe your ideal client.

A client who is flexible in his or her approach to and outcome of the issue that needs to be resolved.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

At this point, my life focus is my 11 and 13 year old son and daughter and their activities and education. One of my personal interests is world travel; I've traveled to China and South Africa as part of a group of employment lawyer ambassadors for People to People, sharing methods and ideas with labor attorneys from all over the world. My hobbies are cycling and outdoor activities, gardening, books and films.

Describe your charitable activities.

I am very active in Leadership Dublin, serving as a Chairperson of Community Service Day. Community Service Day is an annual event in which 500 volunteers are organized to clean up the yards of senior citizens and city of Dublin property. I have also served as my daughter's Girl Scout Troop Leader for the last 4 years and our troop has a great time camping and taking educational field trips together.

Education, Schools, and Government
  • Administrative Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Government Agencies and Programs
  • Individual Education Plans
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Schools
  • Special Education
  • State/Local/Municipal Law
  • Student Rights
  • Teacher Abuse
  • Title IX
  • Universities
Employment and Labor Relations
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Agreements
  • Harassment
  • Labor Relations/Union Issues
  • other employment issues
  • Wrongful Termination

Detroit College of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1984

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association


Successful representation of hundreds of clients in labor and employment law matters. Significant litigation, administrative law, and appellate experience. I also work as a neutral labor arbitrator and adminstrative hearing officer.

Court Admissions

All Ohio courts
All Federal courts in Michigan and Ohio
Sixth Circuit Courts
Fourth Circuit Courts

Board/Committee Membership

Former Chair: Columbus Bar Labor Law Committee
Former Pres./Officer:Women Lawyers of Franklin County
Board member of Dublin Leadership

Continuing Education

Annually, I attend a three day national employment lawyers conference and a one-day Ohio employment lawyers seminar. I have been a delegate on People to People Ambassador and other employment lawyers delegations to China (2004) and to South Africa (2006)

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1970), #0037300

Significant Cases

Worrell v. Multipress, 1989 Supreme Court case recognizing the right to front-pay in a wrongful discharge matter, Johnson v. Kroger and Griffin v Finkbeiner and City of Toledo, Sixth Circuit case on evidence in race discrimination cases, Hoover v. Circleville, Sixth Circuit case on evidence in a public employee free speech case, Cearley v. COTA, class action wage and hour case on overtime exemption classifications, many other published decisions.

Summary of Firm

25 years in employment law representing employers and employees with a significant concentration in school law and student/parent advocacy.

Summary of Previous Employment

My initial legal training was in large corporate law firms including the former Clark, Klein & Beaumont in Detroit and Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Columbus. I opened my own practice in 1991. Since then, I have been associated with various attorneys from time to time. From 1997 to 2001, I was a partner of Blaugrund, Herbert & Martin. I am currently a solo practitioner.

Free Initial Consultation?


Typical Retainer Fees

variable depending on matter

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Negotiable for some legal services.

Fees by Hourly Rate



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