Jack Moran is a business litigator that devotes the majority of his practice to representing employees in litigation in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

In his employment practice, Jack’s clients include former employees being sued for claimed breaches of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, as well as current or former employees seeking to enforce their rights under overtime laws and anti-discrimination protections. Jack has a thorough understanding of the federal and state laws shielding employees from retaliation, protecting them for whistleblowing, and prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of age, race, gender, sex, pregnancy, disability, and religious affiliation. Jack is an aggressive and successful litigator in the courtroom, achieving positive outcomes for his clients throughout state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Jack has also skillfully handled various non-employment business litigation matters. He has successfully represented at trial and in litigation both owners and contractors in construction disputes, and regularly prevails in foreclosure and other property-related cases. He has also routinely achieved successful tax reductions, for both commercial and residential properties, at county boards of revision.

Jack’s success at trial is counterbalanced by the lucrative outcomes he has achieved for clients outside the courtroom, which have been some of his best results. Based on his successful representation of clients, Jack has been repeatedly recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” a distinction given to only 2.5% of Ohio attorneys. Jack is a Cleveland native and graduate of Gilmour Academy.


  • Villanova University
    • BA Economics
  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
    • JD


  • Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Scholarship Award Winner, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Star 2015 - 2019


  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, President
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, Programming Committee Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • "Shifting Presumptions of Credibility in Sexual Harassment Cases in the #MeToo Era," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, May 2018
  • "Employee Considerations in a Transaction," Crain’s Cleveland Business, January 2018
  • "Does Ohio’s New Medical Marijuana Law Contain Hidden Traps for Employers?," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, January 2018.
  • "What Is Your Property’s True ‘Fair Market Value," Properties, November 2017.
  • "Harvey Weinstein’s Dramatic Fall: A Stark Reminder about Sexual Harassment," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, October 2017.
  • "Google May Have Violated Title VII Anti-Retaliation Laws in Firing Engineer," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, August 2017.
  • "Employers Must Focus on Objective Criteria to Justify Pay," Crain's Cleveland Business, August 2017.
  • "Important Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act," SES Legal Education Blog, January 2017.
  • "Options for Complying with the Department of Labor's Recent Changes to Overtime Regulations," Inside the Minds: Complying with Employment Regulations, Aspatore Books, 2016-2017.
  • "Trade Secrets: What Businesses Should Know," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, August 2016.
  • "Recent Decision Casts Doubt on Whether Arbitration Agreements Can Help Protect Employers against FLSA Overtime Liability," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, June 2016.
  • "New Rule Expands Overtime Pay to More Workers," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, May 2016.
  • "Ohio’s New 'Ban the Box' Law – Using Criminal Backgrounds in Hiring Decisions," McCarthy Lebit Employment Blog, May 2016.
  • “Electing Remedies for Federal Employees,” Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Newsletter, December 2014.
  • "New Legislation to Close Common-Law Gap Imposing Liability on Former Shareholders,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, January 2012.
  • Senior Researcher and Writer for Baldwin's Ohio Practice: Tort Law, 2009.


  • “Workfree Drug Place”- Challenges for Employees and Employers, OSBA Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar, October 2018
  • “Employment Implications of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law,” Cleveland Employment Inn of Court, February 2018.
  • "Current Trends in Cross Examination: The Application of the Reptile Theory to Employment Law," Cleveland Employment Inn of Court, January 2018
  • "Building Your Case with Electronic Evidence: How to Preserve It, Where to Find It, and How to Collect It," National Business Institute, December 2017
  • "Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations," Human Resources Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute, December 2017
  • "The Claims You May Be Missing," CELA Annual Seminar, December 2017
  • "Small Business Law," Aviatra, May 15, 2017.
  • "Small Business Law," The Dealership, February 22, 2017.
  • "Harassment, Retaliation, and Discrimination: Rights and Reprimands," 14th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues Seminar, November 1, 2016.
  • "The Ever-Changing Landscape of FLSA/Wage & Hour Issues," 14th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues Seminar, November 1, 2016.
  • “Should We Do Away with Summary Judgment?”, Cleveland Employment Inn of Court, May 19, 2016.
  • "Mock Mediation of Employment Case," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 16th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 20, 2016.
  • "Gender-Based Pay Disparity," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Lunch and Learn, January 20, 2016.
  • "Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace,” Youngstown Fundamentals of Employment Law, August 5, 2015.
  • "Social Media and Privacy in the Workplace,” Youngstown Fundamentals of Employment Law, August 5, 2015.
  • "Mediation Practice Pointers," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 15th Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 22, 2015.
  • "Deposition Disasters: Recovering from Damaging Deposition Testimony,” Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inn of Court, December 2013.


Construction Dispute

Successfully defended owner and general contractor in construction dispute with subcontractor by obtaining court order stripping mechanic’s lien from property and thereafter winning at trial, resulting in subcontractor being ordered to pay damages to owner.

Six-Figure Settlement for Former Employee

Six-figure mediated settlement agreement for former employee of automobile industry supplier with claims of age discrimination.

Six-figure Settlement for Former Employee

Six-figure settlement for former employee of financial sector employer in federal court litigation prior to any motion for summary judgment or trial.

Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging Breach of Non-Compete

Complete dismissal of lawsuit alleging breach of non-compete, breach of non-solicitation, and destruction of property in exchange for nominal payment and without any court appearance.

Severance Agreement for Retaliation

Six-figure severance agreement achieved for terminated employee who suffered retaliation for attempting to stop the submission of false payment claims to federal government contractors.

Severance Agreement for Claims of Gender and Race Discrimination

Six-figure severance agreement for former employee of pharmaceutical company with claims of gender and race discrimination, as well as potential whistleblower violations.