Ann-Marie Ahern

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A
101 West Prospect Ave.
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-696-1422
www.mccarthylebit.com


Ann-Marie Ahern has dedicated her entire career to representing people in employment disputes. Ms. Ahern has tried cases to juries involving issues of race, gender, disability, and age discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. Ms. Ahern has successfully litigated or settled hundreds of employment disputes on behalf of her clients.  Ms. Ahern is an experienced appellate advocate, having briefed and argued cases on appeal in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Ahern also advocates on behalf of state and federal whistleblowers.  She is committed to preventing and correcting fraud against the government that often arises in healthcare, government supply and contracting, and education.

Ms. Ahern also regularly represents executives and other managers in negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, and separation packages.  She understands the complexities and sensitivities involved when high level employees transition from one company to another.  She also advises corporate clients as to employment law compliance and human resources practices.

Education


       
  • University of Dayton
         
    • BA

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  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
         
    • JD, cum laude

Admissions

       
  • Ohio
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  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
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  • U.S. Supreme Court

Awards

       
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Women in Law Making a Difference Recipient 2014
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  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2012 & 2015
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  • Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
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  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005-2012
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  • "Advocate" Certification from the National College of Advocacy

Activities

       
  • American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section, Past Chair
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
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  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Member
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  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, Barrister, Master of the Bench, Membership Chair
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  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, Member
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  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Trustee
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  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Trustee, Past Co-Chair of the Communications & PR Committee
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  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
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  • Eighth District Judicial Conference, Life Member

Articles

       
  • "Gender-based pay gap even wider for female executives: Actively addressing wage disparity cuts liability, proves commitment," Crain's Cleveland Business, November 2015

Presentations

       
  • Gender-Based Pay Disparity, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Lunch and Learn, January 2016
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  • Lean In on Executive Compensation & Benefits, The Union Club, April 2015
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  • Mediation Practice Pointers, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 15th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 2015
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  • The False Claims Act Explained, Recognizing Risk to Companies and Recognizing Claims for Plaintiffs, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, March 2015
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  • Lean In on Executive Compensation, Solutions for Women, Union Club, Fairport Asset Management, Cleveland, Ohio, January 2015
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  • Demystifying the False Claims Act, Midwest Labor Conference 2014
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  • Recovering from Damaging Deposition Testimony in Employment Cases, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Fourteenth Annual Northern Ohio Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2014
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  • Plaintiff's Employment Practice - Where Are We Headed?, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Annual Employment Law Seminar and Meeting, 2014
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  • Advice from the Top - Secrets to Success, New Lawyer Bootcamp, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2013
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  • Valuing an Employment Case for Settlement and Trial, Cleveland Employment Association Annual Seminar, 2012
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  • Potential Employment Claims Arising from Workers' Compensation Claims, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2012
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  • Hiring and Firing in the Current Economy, Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, 2011
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  • Using Evidence and Demonstrative Exhibits in an Age Discrimination Case, Columbus Employment Lawyers Association Meeting, 2011
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  • Winning Trial Techniques in an Age Discrimination Case, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association Meeting, 2011
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  • ADA and FMLA Update, Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, 2010
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  • Punitive Damages Under Ohio Revised Code 4112, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 2010
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  • All Things You Need to Know About Being an Employer, 2009
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  • Ohio Business Women's Conference and Expo, 2009
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  • ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, 2008
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  • ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, 2008
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  • Jury Dynamics of an EEO Case, Ohio State Bar Association, 2006 Employment Discrimination Law Update, 2006
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  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know Before Expanding into Employment Law, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Convention, 2006
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  • Workplace Privacy Issues Created by Employee Blogs; The Intersection of the Work Zone and the Private Zone, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, 2006