Jessi Ziska is an Associate in the Litigation Department and part of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with all aspects of employment and labor law matters – from providing advice and counsel regarding individual employee issues to developing litigation strategy, and practicing before state and federal agencies and courts.
Jessi represents both private and public sector employers on matters that include claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unfair labor practice, and wage and hour claims. She also has experience drafting, reviewing and providing guidance on various employment documents, including employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and non-compete, severance, separation, and independent contractor agreements.
Jessi earned her J.D., along with a certificate in Health Law and Litigation (Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution) from the University of Akron School of Law. While in law school, she was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Best Advocate Award from the Ohio Attorney General’s Public Service Mock Trial Competition. Jessi earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from the University of Akron.
Honors & Recognition
Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list (2023, 2024)
University of Akron School of Law
University of Akron
Admissions – Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Admissions – State
Professional & Civic
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative (2019-2020)
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