McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.
Ann-Marie Ahern has dedicated her entire career to representing people in employment disputes. As a Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, Ms. Ahern has tried cases to juries involving issues of race, gender, disability, and age discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. Ms. Ahern has successfully litigated or settled hundreds of employment disputes on behalf of her clients. Ms. Ahern is an experienced appellate advocate, having briefed and argued cases on appeal in both state and federal courts.Ms. Ahern also advocates on behalf of state and federal whistleblowers. She is committed to preventing and correcting fraud against the government that often arises in healthcare, government supply and contracting, and education.Ms. Ahern also regularly represents executives and other managers in negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, and separation packages. She understands the complexities and sensitivities involved when high level employees transition from one company to another. Ms. Ahern is experienced in change and control agreements, as well as non-compete agreements. She also advises corporate clients as to employment law compliance and human resources practices.Ms. Ahern has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers, who named her one of the Top 25 female lawyers in Cleveland and one of the Top 50 female lawyers in Ohio.