About Ellen Simon

Ellen Simon is recognized as one of the first and foremost employment and civil rights lawyers in the United States.

Today, Ellen offers legal advice to individuals with legal problems surrounding employment rights, age/gender/race or disability discrimination, workplace retaliation and sexual harassment.

Ellen’s a legal analyst and is available to discuss high-profile civil cases, employment discrimination and women’s issues. Quoted often in local and national news media, Ellen is a regular guest on television and radio, including appearances on Court TV.

Ellen’s focus includes civil rights cases, dispute resolution services, litigation strategy and management and complaint investigation. She’s had more than $50 million* in verdicts and settlements and over 30 years of experience. She’s been lauded for her work on landmark cases that helped establish employment law in both state and federal court.

Professional Affiliations & Experience

  • The Best Lawyers in AmericaSuper Lawyers & American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
  • National Law Journal, listed as one of the top 10 litigators in the country
  • Past Chair of the Employment Rights Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Numerous landmark verdicts and precedent setting cases including a record $31 million dollar verdict in age discrimination case
  • Civil rights enforcement experience in state and federal government agencies
  • Frequent lecturer to local and national audiences on women’s issues, trial practice, civil rights and discrimination law
  • Adjunct professor of employment law and employment discrimination
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers

Ellen is Of Counsel to Cleveland-based law firm McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.

Law Professor. Legal Commentator.

Ellen has served as an adjunct professor of employment law and is an experienced and popular orator, having made dozens of presentations to regional and national professional organizations. Her opinions on legal matters and the practice of law are included in The National Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and Lawyers Weekly, U.S.A. She’s been a frequent contributor to Trial Magazine and is the author of the Employee Rights Post, a legal blog devoted to employee and civil rights.

*prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome