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Angela M. Lavin

“Zealous advocacy requires as much attention to the weaknesses of a case as it does to developing its strengths.”

Professional Experience

Angela is an experienced litigator, trial attorney, and discovery counsel, focusing her practice on business litigation.  She has considerable experience in matters involving contract disputes, employment litigation, insurance coverage, product liability defense, and protection of businesses from trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. As Discovery Counsel, she assists clients with the preservation, collection, and production of information related to litigation.  She also counsels clients on compliance issues involving cyber security and data privacy.

Angela has received Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, A-V.

Presentations:

  • “What To Look For, And Where To Find It: Email, Social Media, Texts And Video,” National Business Institute Seminar, How to Get Your Social Media, Email, Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), April 9 and 12, 2019
  • “Information Technology 101,” Business Attorney’s Guide to Information Technology, National Business Institute, December 23, 2017
  • “Handling E-Mail, Social Media, And Other Electronically Stored Information,” and “Ethical Considerations,” National Business Institute Seminar, Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, April 23, 2015
  • “How Will Courts Apply Amended Rule 37(e),” Rule 37(e) on E-Discovery: An Update Webcast, The Knowledge Group, March 17, 2015

 

Practice Areas

E-Discovery & Technology

Labor & Employment

Litigation

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Product Liability

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1999
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Honored as an Ohio Super Lawyer, 2015-2016, 2018-2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, CMBA Judicial Selection Committee, 2006 – present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Appointed Foreperson, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Grand Jury, September-December, 2009
  • Justinian Forum
  • Women’s City Club New Member of the Year 2000

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1998
  • B.A., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Cum Laude, 1994

Publications / Presentations