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Alissa J. Sammarco

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers' Compensation (Ohio)
  • Employment Law/Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
  • Title IX, other discrimination
  • Personal Injury

Biography

Practicing for over 20 years in personal injury, employment law, discrimination, and a general practice of law. "I pride myself on protecting the rights of my clients, and providing personal and professional service."

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Creative Writing

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 2004
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990

Honors

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board Member 2014 - 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Chair of Employment Section 2014 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Chair of Women’s Caucus 2012 - 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Distinguished Service Award 2012 - 2013
  • Guilford County Association of Women Attorneys, Secretary 2003 - 2004
  • San Diego Lawyers Club, Chairperson of Membership Committee 1995 - 1996
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Justice (CWRU Chapter) 1989 - 1990
  • Student Public Interest Law Fellowship (CWRU) 1989
  • Dean’s Literature Writing Contest, 1st Prize (Univ. of Rochester) 1985, ‘86, ‘87
  • Pearl Stearling Evans Award for Most Promising Woman Writer 1986

Published Works

  • NBI: Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now April 2020
  • NBI: Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets and Insider Tips July 2019
  • OSBA: Subrogation issues with Medicare, and Fed & State Work Comp Oct. 2018
  • NBI Advanced Employment Law: What you Need to Know May 2018
  • NBI: Advanced Employment Law: What you Need to Know Dec. 2016
  • WVXU Radio: Around Cincinnati with Jane Durrell, Speaking about Nov. 2016 The Gallery Upstairs at The Greenwich
  • OAJ: End Distracted Driving, Presentation to Seven Hills High School Oct. 2016
  • AFL-CIO UCAN: Protecting the Rights of Disabled and Injured Workers Aug. 2016 Under ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Laws
  • NBI: Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Ohio: Discovery and Evidence Tips for the Plaintiff Attorney. Dec. 2015
  • WVXU Radio: Around Cincinnati with Jane Durrell, Speaking about April 2015 The Gallery Upstairs at The Greenwich
  • NBI: How Will ACA Reduce Damages Awards? How ACA will affect injured elderly and disabled clients? Ethical Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys. Dec. 2014
  • NBI: Maintaining an Ethical Practice & Aug. 2013 Protecting Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Eligibility: Special Needs Trusts
  • NBI: Auto Litigation from Start to Finish Aug. 2012
  • Inns of Court: Cincinnati Chapter 2012

Classes and Seminars

  • "Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets and Insider Tips" - Speaking on Medicare & Medicaid subrogation, Valuing Pain & Suffering Damages, and Text and phone evidence., NBI Seminars - July 31, 2019 - Cincinnati, OH
  • "Negligence" - I spoke on Subrogation, Medicare, Medicaid, Ohio Workers’ Compensation, Federal Workers Compensation and Pro Rata Recovery., Ohio State Bar Association Seminar - October 2018
  • "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know", NBI Seminars - May 2018
  • "Winter Education Seminar", Union Township Professional Firefighters, February 2017
  • "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know", NBI Seminars - December 2016
  • "UCAN, Protecting Your Job When Injured: Workers' Compensation & Disability in Employment", AFL-CIO - August 2016
  • "Litigating Slip Trip and Fall Cases in Ohio", NBI Seminars - December 2015
  • "Affordable Care Act & Impact on Personal Injury Settlements & Ethics", NBI Seminars - December 2014
  • "Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation: Ethics; and Special Needs Trusts", NBI Seminars - August 2013
  • "Auto Accident Litigation", NBI Seminars - August 2012

Past Positions

  • Arbitrator, United States Postal Service (USPS) and the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC), o Expedited Panel, Ohio 1 and Ohio 2 Districts 2021 – present o Regular and Impasse Panels for NALC Region 4/ USPS Southern Panel, Arkansas/Oklahoma 2021 – present o Regular and Impasse Panels for New York 3 Districts, Upstate New York , 2021
  • The Sammarco Law Firm, LLC, Cincinnati, OH , o Employment Law, FMLA, Wage/Hour Law, Personal Injury o Federal Sector EEO Claims o Workers Compensation, 2012
  • Hochman & Plunkett Co., LPA, Cincinnati & Dayton, OH, o Personal Injury, Employment Law, FMLA, Wage/Hour Law, 2011 to 2012
  • O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, LPA, Cincinnati, OH, o MDL Cases, including Vioxx, Bextra, Medtronic, Guidant, Avandia, Fosamax, Digitek, Kugel Mesh o Personal Injury, Nursing Home Negligence, Product Liability, Employment Law
  • R. Steve Bowden & Associates, Greensboro, NC, o Personal Injury, 2002 to 2004
  • Gerald D. Brody & Associates, San Diego, CA, o Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment, 1997 to 2001
  • Hendrix & Associates, LLP, San Diego, CA, o Partner in Private Practice o Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment, 1996 to 1997
  • Alissa J. Magenheim, San Diego, CA, o Solo Practitioner o Workers Compensation, Labor & Employment, Personal Injury , 1995 to 1996
  • Mullen, Plummer & Badger, APC, San Diego, CA , o Associate Attorney o Insurance Defense, Workers’ Compensation , 1991 to 1995
  • John Lawrence Allen, Esq., San Diego, CA , o Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, Securities Fraud Litigation , 1990 to 1991

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Ancillary Businesses

  • Arbitrator for USPS/NALC AFL-CIO

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Supreme Court New Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2012 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2004 to Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2004 to Present
  • Inns of Court, Cincinnati Chapter, 2005 to 2019
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association , 2004 to Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice , 2004 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 to 2011
  • Greensboro Bar Association , 2002 to 2004
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002 to 2004
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, 2002 to 2004
  • Guilford County Association of Women Attorney, Member, 2002 to 2004
  • North Carolina State Bar Association, 2002 to 2004
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1995 to 2001
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego , 1990 to 2001
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1990 to 2001
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Workers Compensation Panel, 1995 to 2001
  • American Bar Association, 1990 – 1997, 2004 – 2011,and 2017 – present.

Current Employment Position

  • Owner