Experienced Labor and Employment Law Attorneys Representing Ohio's Working Men and Women
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Susannah Muskovitz is a principal with the law firm of Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC. She has been a Certified Specialist in labor and employment law since 2002. She has been recognized every year as a "Super Lawyer" since 2005. In 2007, she was honored as one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers" by Northern Ohio Live Magazine. For the past 10 years she has received an AV ® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Very High Ethical Standards and Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability.
Susannah has been practicing labor and employment law in Ohio since 1984. She has extensive experience representing labor unions, primarily in the public sector. Susannah also works as a neutral arbitrator for employment disputes involving individuals and is a member of both the Commercial Arbitration Panel and National Panel of Employment Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.
Susannah was an Instructor at Cleveland State University teaching Public Sector Labor Law for 10 years. She is the past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Labor Advisory Council of the American Arbitration Association, and the Public Sector Labor Relations Association. She is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. She also currently serves on the Executive Board of Starting Point (a resource and referral center for child care and early education).
Susannah received an AB with honors from McGill University in 1981 and a JD from Case Western Reserve University in 1984.
"I love representing labor unions. It not only involves advocacy for employees, but involves issues that are current, political and important to the community. The people we represent all provide critical services to our area. They work hard, earn their pay and deserve the best representation possible. Good representation requires us to keep up with the changes in the law, to think outside the box, to be creative, and more importantly, to be bold in our strategies and advice. Our reputation in the community is that we are honest and tough. It is a reputation we are proud to have earned."
Ryan J. Lemmerbrock
Ryan J. Lemmerbrock is a principal with Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC. He has been practicing labor and employment law in Ohio since 2003. Ryan has extensive experience in representing both public and private sector labor unions throughout Northeast Ohio in various labor-relation matters, including collective bargaining, arbitration, mediation, administrative hearings and general litigation. He has represented unions and employees in cases before various Ohio state courts, the U.S. District Court, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as various state and federal administrative agencies.
Ryan is the past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and a member of the Labor Employment Relations Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. He has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. Ryan has served as a lecturer to a number of associations on subjects including advocacy in disciplinary matters, vacating and enforcing arbitration awards and municipal residency requirements. He is also a contributing author for Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works.
Prior to joining Susannah, Ryan was a law clerk for the Division of Judges of the National Labor Relations Board and the DC Employment Justice Center in Washington, D.C.
Ryan received a BA from Miami University in 2000 and a JD with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003.
James R. Myers
James R. Myers is an Associate Attorney with Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC. James has been practicing labor and employment law since 2014. Prior to joining Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC, James worked for a union-side law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.
James received a BA from Miami University in 2010 and a JD from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2014, cum laude. While in law school, James was awarded a fellowship through the prestigious Peggy Browning Fund, which places law students in positions to advocate for workers' rights. Also during law school, James worked as a law clerk in the legal department of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) at the Solidarity House in Detroit, Michigan.