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Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and extensive license defense representation before Ohio State Boards of Nursing, Medicine, Psychology, Chiropractic, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy, and Education.


Attorney Steven A. Sindell is a graduate of Columbia College in New York City and Berkeley Law School in California. He is a member of the Ohio and California State Bars, as well as Federal District and Appellate Courts and the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C., where he argued and won a unanimous nationally recognized legal victory. In professional license defense cases, over the past decade, Steven A. Sindell has represented professionals in licensing issues before numerous Licensing Boards in Ohio. Observers of his practice have described him as a “bulldog” in fighting for his clients. These Licensing Board representations include advice and counseling of professionals concerned about possible Board actions, representation during Board investigations, and aggressive defense against violation charges brought by Boards against professionals, including settlements, dismissals and active litigations, and where necessary, in hearings. Steven A. Sindell also has engaged in post-hearing arguments before Boards as well as court actions and appeals of Board decisions. Court appeals brought by Steven A. Sindell have included successful stays of the application of adverse Board Orders and court reversal of License revocations. Steven Sindell has represented professionals against Board actions not only in trial court appeals but also in Courts of Appeals and in the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Sindell believes that his reputation as a tough litigator often contributes to the ability of Sindell and Sindell, LLP to obtain more favorable settlements on behalf of his clients without the need to engage in contested formal hearings.

Steven A. Sindell’s philosophy in the practice of law is to regard law more as a profession to serve his clients than as a business to enrich his finances. He is primarily motivated by a thirst for justice and fairness for his many professionally licensed clients, many of whom are in desperate need of competent, committed and specialized representation often in the face of ominous and threatening circumstances.

Steven A. Sindell is a trial lawyer who has practiced in both California and Ohio since 1967. Throughout his career, he has tried countless lawsuits to juries. His most recent jury trial successes in employment cases include the representation of four females terminated because of their gender (Judgment paid, $1,726,218.24, Gliner, et al. v. St.Gobain (Bicron); the representation of an employee and his spouse in a defamation action (Judgment paid $965,958.43, Blatnik v. Avery Dennison Inc.); and the representation of a black manager at a Denny’s restaurant in Medina, Ohio (Judgment $690,000, Griffin v. MDK Food Services Inc.). Early in his career, Steven Sindell represented wounded students and the families of students killed in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. In 1973, he successfully obtained a unanimous victory arguing on behalf of his student clients in the United States Supreme Court in the landmark decisions of Scheuer v Rhodes and Krause et al v Rhodes. Steven A. Sindell has successfully advised, represented, settled and litigated hundreds of employment cases for satisfied and grateful employees, including and in addition to professionals and their license defense cases.


Steven is the best in his field, and I wouldn’t look any further for an employment law attorney.
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The services were meticulous and keenly responsive to the issues in my case. I can’t imagine any other lawyers exploring the complexities of the subject with more urgency, imagination and forthrightness. Working with them was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.
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Practice areas
  • Employment law and wrongful termination
  • Age, gender, race, national origin, religious and disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Retaliation and retaliatory discharge
  • Professional License Defense: Doctors, Nurses, Attorneys
  • Personal Injury: auto accidents/slip and falls
  • California Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1967
  • Ohio Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1968
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court, 1971
  • Columbia University, B.A.,
  • Sorbonne University, Institute d' Etudes Politiques, Paris, France
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, J.D.,
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Cleveland Employment.Lawyers Association
Specialty certification
  • Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • French
  • Japanese