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Patrick J. Perotti is a cum laude graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is a partner in a twenty-two member plaintiff’s firm, and specializes in civil rights and employment discrimination law, including age, sex, race, handicap, and religious discrimination, and sexual harassment, as well as 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and free speech claims. Mr. Perotti is a frequent lecturer at state and national conferences on employment discrimination and employment law, and he is often quoted by the media on those subjects. He was interviewed in a New York Times article on infertility as a disability, and was featured on the Leeza Gibbons Show discussing sexual invasion of privacy claims. He has often appeared on local shows, like Morning Exchange, speaking on pregnancy discrimination and employment topics. A member of numerous professional associations, Mr. Perotti is the author of a comprehensive treatise on the ADA, the FMLA, and the interaction between those laws and workers’ compensation programs, and was awarded the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, award for significant contributions to the advancement of law on the Family and Medical Leave Act (2006). He has successfully represented employment plaintiffs in the following lead cases: in the Ohio Supreme Court: Mauzy v. Kelly Services, (1996) 75 Ohio St.3d 578, which allows circumstantial evidence to be used as direct proof of employment discrimination; and Kulch v. Structural Fibers, (1997), 78 Ohio St.3d 134 which established a Greeley claim in Ohio for whistleblowing; and in Federal Court, Stanley v. The Lawson Company, 993 F.S. 1084 (N.D. Ohio 1997) which analyzes sex and religion discrimination standards under Title VII.