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Dale A. Bernard - Cleveland, OH

Crown Centre BuildingSuite 6005005 Rockside Road Cleveland, OH 44131- 6808

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Updated: 03/01/2022

Cleveland Employment Litigation Lawyer

About Dale A. Bernard

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Handicap Discrimination
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Family And Medical Leave Act
  • Religious Discrimination
  • LGBTQ Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Public Accommodation Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Employment Termination
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law
  • EEOC Law
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission Law
  • OCRC Law
  • Employment at Will
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Packages
  • Business Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Litigation
  • Breach Of Contract
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Truck Accidents
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Slip, Trip And Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Motorcycle Accidents


  • 100%

Representative Cases

  • Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep't, Inc., 656 F.3d 348 (6th Cir. 2011)(reversal of summary judgment in sexual harassment case)
  • Carter v. Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation, No. 5:10 CV 2230 (N.D. Ohio March 28, 2013 (denial of summary judgment in race discrimination case)
  • Lamer v. Metadyne Co. LLC, 240 Fed. Appx. 22 (6th Cir. 2007)(reversal of summary judgment in retaliation case)
  • Gorbett v. OS Restaurant Services, Inc., No. 1:07 CV 2448, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128032, 2009 WL 10717142 (N.D. Ohio July 10, 2009)(denial of summary judgment in sexual harassment case)
  • Kanakaredes v. Ouidad, Inc., No. 5:03 CV 2451, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58771 (N.D. Ohio June 20, 2005)(right of publicity case)
  • Zackaroff v. Koch Transfer Co., 862 F.2d 1263 (6th Cir. 1988)(wrongful death action)
  • Michaels Bldg. Co. v. Ameritrust Co., 848 F.2d 674 (6th Cir. 1988)(reversal of dismissal of RICO and fraud claims)
  • Aames Capital Corp. v. Wells, 1999 Ohio App. LEXIS 3521 (Aug. 4, 1999), Summit App. No. 19402 (reversal of default judgment)
  • Simpson v. Westview Patio & Home Assoc. #1, 1993 Ohio App. LEXIS 608 (Ohio Ct. App., Cuyahoga County Feb. 4, 1993) (obtained affirmance of judgment obtained)
  • Michaels Bldg. Co. v. Cardinal Federal Sav. and Loan Bank, 561 N.E.2d 1015, 1988, Ohio App. 8 Dist., 1990158078


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America [ATLA]) (Member, Employment Rights Section)
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker: Cleveland Bar Association Annual Northern Ohio Labor and Employment Law Conference


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1981
    B.A., Journalism
    Honors: President's Scholar, Ohio Newspaper Fund Award

Office Information


Crown Centre BuildingSuite 6005005 Rockside Road Cleveland, OH 44131- 6808


  • 440-546-7501


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