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“The Best Lawyers in America” honors Bolek Besser yet again

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It is our honor to announce, once again, that every attorney at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© for employment law representing individuals in Cleveland. This is the second year in a row that Best Lawyers has named Cathleen M. Bolek, Amy S. Glesius, and Matthew D. Besser to its respected list. The publication previously named Amy its 2013 and 2016 Cleveland “Lawyer of the Year” for employment law representing employees.

2016 Best Lawyers Badge

What is “The Best Lawyers in America?”

The Best Lawyers in Americais the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.” Since 1983, it has served as an independent attorney referral source. It lists only those attorneys who have earned the respect of their peers in the legal community. Inclusion is based entirely on peer review and merit. It cannot be purchased, and is not easily earned.

Best Lawyers uses a multi-step review process to ensure the lawyers selected are worthy of the exclusive honor. The process is intended to determine the “consensus opinion of leading lawyers” about the skills and integrity of lawyers in a given geographic and practice area. First, attorneys must be nominated by a third party—a client, an opposing lawyer, a judge, a colleague, or anyone else. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves. The publication then surveys the legal community about the lawyers nominated. It asks, among other things: “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” Next, the independent staff at Best Lawyers compiles and reviews the voters’ ratings and comments. Finally, the publication verifies with the state bar association that any lawyer to be included is in good standing with the ethics committees in their state.

Ultimately, Best Lawyers in America names only a select few attorneys in a particular field each year. For the second year in a row, it has named every attorney at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC to its list of “Best Lawyers” for Cleveland employment law.

More than just awards.

Awards are nice, particularly when they come from our peers in the Cleveland employment law community. But they are not what get us out of bed in the morning. With more than fifty years of combined experience in employment law, at Bolek Besser Glesius we get our satisfaction from holding the powerful accountable when they break the law—that is, getting real justice for real people.

We know how terrifying, stressful, and frustrating it can be when workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation puts your livelihood in jeopardy. If your rights have been violated, we hope that Best Lawyers’ faith in us will give you faith in us too. Call or email the Cleveland employment law attorneys at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC today for a free consultation; it’s your first step on the path to justice.

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About Matthew Besser

Matthew D. Besser defends the rights of individuals in employment discrimination, civil rights, and constitutional law cases.

Matt is a former federal appellate law clerk, and an adjunct law professor at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a frequently invited speaker on an array of legal topics. Recognized for his accomplishments in the legal field, Matt holds the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent”® rating. Twice, U.S. News and World Reports has named him to its list of Cleveland employment law “Best Lawyers.” And Super Lawyers Magazine has named him a “Super Lawyer” for employment law in Cleveland four times. Twice before that, the Magazine named him one of its “Rising Stars.”

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