Attorney in Cleveland, OH
Christopher Thorman represents executives, individuals and class members in employment-related and wage and hour concerns. Mr. Thorman is an experienced advisor and trial lawyer with a long-record of accomplishments. He has successfully tried age, gender, disability, and race discrimination claims, and sexual harassment, FMLA, whistleblower and retaliation claims. He has been counsel in precedent-setting litigation obtaining numerous million dollar judgments, including a $16 million verdict in federal court, a $7.765 million verdict in an age discrimination and unlawful retaliation case, and a $6.7 million landmark discrimination arbitration award.
Mr. Thorman has served as lead counsel in civil rights and voting rights cases and has worked to expand the rights of workers throughout Ohio. He represented Michael J. Genaro, Sr., in the case Genaro v. Central Transport Co., et al., in which the Ohio Supreme Court recognized individual liability for discrimination under Ohio Revised Code Section 4112. Mr. Thorman served as lead counsel in Dworning v. City of Euclid, et al., in which the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously determined that public employees may forego city civil service commissions and proceed directly to court to pursue their rights not to be discriminated against. He authored the amicus curiae brief in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., and represented the plaintiff in Hampel v. Food Ingredients Specialties, Inc., in which the United States Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court held that same-sex sexual harassment violates the law.
Mr. Thorman was a law clerk to Judge Ann Aldrich of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and an associate with the firm Baker & Hostetler. Mr. Thorman was an Assistant Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. He is admitted to practice before the Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Mr. Thorman is a past Officer of the Employment Rights Section and former member of the Executive Board of the Civil Rights Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Thorman is AV-rated and has been identified by his peers and Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 attorneys in Ohio. He currently serves on the Board of the Ohio Environmental Council.
Areas of Law:
-Wage and Hour Law
Experience & Credentials:
-Admitted in 1991, Ohio and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
-1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
-1997, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University Law School
Class of 1991
Class of 1986
History, with high honors and distinction
Class of 1986
Born in 1963
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 24, 1963
Associations & Memberships:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Ohio State Bar Associations; American Association for Justice; Ohio Association for Justice; National and Ohio Employment Lawyers Association.