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Christopher P. Thorman - Shaker Heights, OH

20046 Walker Road Shaker Heights, OH 44122

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Updated: 12/15/2021

Shaker Heights Discrimination Lawyer


Chris Thorman is a founder with the Thorman Petrov Group where he focuses primarily on discrimination and employee rights litigation, and advising senior executives, managers and physicians in contract and severance negotiations. Over the course of his career, Chris's clients have obtained judgments, settlements and verdicts well in excess of $150 million dollars...

About Christopher P. Thorman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Discrimination
  • Employee Rights Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Genaro v. Central Transport Co., et al.
  • Dworning v. City of Euclid, et al.
  • Hampel v. Food Ingredients Specialties, Inc.
  • Katz v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Thirion v. Berger, et al.
  • Morgan v. New York Life Insurance Company


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Other Affiliations

  • Executive Board of the Civil Rights Section of the American Association of Justice (Member)
  • American Association of Justice, Employment Rights Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation (Trustee)
  • Executive Board of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees for Public Justice
  • Board of Directors for the Ohio Environmental Council

Past Positions

  • Judge Ann Aldrich of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Law Clerk
  • Baker Hostetler, Associate
  • Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education, Assistant Regional Attorney


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1991
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
  • Columbia University, New York, New York, 1986
    M.A., Master of Arts
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1986
    A.B., Bachelor of Arts in History
    Honors: With High Honors and Distinction


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Office Information


20046 Walker Road Shaker Heights, OH 44122


  • (216) 621-3422


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list
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  • Ohio Association of Justice’s Craig T. Spangenberg Distinguished Advocate Award
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 list for Ohio

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