Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 216-464-3004
Fax: 866-542-0743

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Cleveland Employment Law Attorney

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Amy S. Glesius has advocated for employees’ rights since she entered the legal profession. She was one of the first fifty lawyers in Ohio to be certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

For the past several years, Amy has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Employment Law representing individuals, and Bolek Besser Glesius LLC has been listed in Best Law Firms every year since the firm was founded. In 2013, and again for 2016, The Best Lawyers in America named Amy the Cleveland “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Employment Law representing individuals. She has earned the highest rating, AV, from the legal directory Martindale Hubbell, which describes her legal abilities and professionalism as “Preeminent.” Martindale Hubbell assigns the AV certification only to attorneys who have been ranked at the highest level of professional excellence by their peers. Amy has also been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, which is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio. She has repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers Magazine.



  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D., 1996
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • B.Phil, 1993
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Labor and Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Areas of Practice

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers Magazine Cleveland “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Individuals, 2013, 2016
  • “Super Lawyer” in Employment Law; Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio; Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cleveland, 2013, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2008 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent
  • Ohio Superlawyers Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Employment Inn of Court, Founding Member, Counselor, Master of the Bench, 2005 – Present, President, 2012 – 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998 – Present
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Trustees, 2007 – Present, President, 2013 – 2015
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, 1997 – Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Board of Governors, 2006 – 2009
  • Human Rights Campaign Partner
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter, National Business Institute
  • Presenter, PESI
  • Presenter, Benesch Friedlander
  • Presenter, Littler Mendelson LLP
  • Presenter, Cleveland Teachers Union
  • Presenter, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Presenter, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Presenter, Federal Bar Association
  • Presenter, Cleveland and Cincinnati District Offices of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Presenter, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Presenter, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Presenter, Akron University School of Law
  • Presenter, Miami University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Presenter, Ohio State Bar Association