McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA is pleased to announce that principal attorney Ann-Marie Ahern has been named Cleveland, Ohio’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Labor and Employment in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Ahern leads the firm’s Employment practice and has been nationally recognized by Best Lawyers® since 2017. A dedicated, tireless advocate and trusted advisor to her clients, she has successfully litigated hundreds of employment disputes on their behalf for more than 20 years. As a Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, Ann-Marie is highly recognized for her knowledge and command of all facets of employment law, and is perhaps best known for representing employees through each stage of the employment relationship. She approaches her practice with the keen understanding that a career is more than a paycheck and the loss of a job can be devastating.
Ann-Marie has tried cases to juries involving issues of age discrimination, sex discrimination and sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination/ failure to accommodate, wrongful discharge, and illegal retaliation. She was at the forefront of the #Metoo and sexual harassment awareness movement and has been a steadfast supporter of victims of all forms of illegal discrimination. Over the years, her dedication and tireless advocacy has her win verdicts and negotiate settlements on behalf of her clients with combined total awards in excess of $60 million.
“This is a great honor for Ann-Marie and a great honor for our firm,” said Rob Glickman, the firm’s Managing Principal. “The fact that she has been honored with this distinction multiple times is a testament to her skill and expertise as a practitioner, because her peers have clearly taken notice.”
Founded in 1981 the Best Lawyers® Peer Review Guide is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers®, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in the publication is considered a singular honor.