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Patrick Perotti Esq

Patrick Perotti Esq

Dworken & Bernstein Co., Inc.
  • Civil Rights, Employment Law
  • Ohio
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Patrick J. Perotti has been recognized for outstanding achievements in consumer class actions and employment discrimination, both locally and nationally. He is the architect of the firm’s Ohio Lawyers Give Back initiative to distribute unclaimed class action funds to charities. Patrick is an award winning national leader in the fields of consumer class actions, employment discrimination, and wage and hour litigation with verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 billion dollars. Using the class action device to achieve deterrence, he has directed more than $42 million in unclaimed class funds from his settlements to charities and non-profits around the country. The bench, bar and community have recognized Mr. Perotti’s legal and community accomplishments with the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award, the defense bar’s Top 75 Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the United States, the Ohio State Bar Association’s highest honor, the Ritter Award, and his alma mater Marshall College of Law’s highest honor, the Alumnae of the Year Award.
Patrick Perotti’s area of primary concentration is handling complex consumer class litigation throughout Ohio and nationally. His cases deal with overcharges, fraud and other unlawful conduct by government agencies, telecommunications companies, banks, insurance companies, shippers, manufacturers, retailers and a host of others. He has a reputation of extreme fairness,impartiality and professionalism in working with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and the court. Patrick’s simple motto for everything is, “Do the right thing.Patrick is the founder of the firm’s Ohio Lawyers Give Back initiative. In recent years, he has advocated for the use of a doctrine called cy pres which allows for unclaimed class action funds to be distributed to charities. Because of his unique efforts, he has directed over $42 million dollars to over 300 charities and non-profits. Further information can be found at www.ohiolawyersgiveback.org.

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Class Action
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master Card, Visa, American Express, Cash, Checks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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U. S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Armed Forces
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U.S. Court of International Trade
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U.S. District Court Northern District Court of Ohio
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken
Education
Cleveland State University
J.D. (1982)
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Awards
Best Lawyers Law Firm
Best Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
National Trial Lawyers
Alumni of the Year
Cleveland Marshall School of Law
The Ritter Award
Ohio State Bar Association
Champion of Hope
Cornerstone of Hope
Outstanding Citizen Award
Association for the Education of Young Children
National Philanthropy Day Corporate Leadership Award
Association of Fund Raising Professionals
Rescuer of Humanity Award
Project Love
Alan R. Schonberg Community Rescuer Award
Project Love
Ohio Super Lawyer, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 75 Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the United States
Trial Lawyer Kingpins
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar
Member
Current
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Lake County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Cleveland Right to Life
Member
Current
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Ohio Right to Life
Member
Current
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University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Leadership Council
Council Member
Current
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American Society of International Law
Current
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Federal Courts & Practice Committee
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Class Actions Are Like Surgery
Attorney At Law Magazine
Can President Trump Use the National Emergency to Fund a Border Wall
Attorney At Law Magazine
Where Left-Over Monies in Class Action Settlements Go
Attorney At Law Magazine
Credit Cards, Congress an Class Action: Consumers Lose
Attorney At Law Magazine
As Close As Possible: The Cy Pres Doctrine in the Class Action Context
Attorney At Law Magazine
Class Actions to Protect Small Business
Attorney At Law Magazine
Good, Bad But Not Indifferent - The Beginning of Class Actions
Attorney At Law Magazine
Certifications
Employment Law Specialist
Ohio State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Telephone: (440) 352-3391
Fax: (440) 352-3469
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