Abbey K. Brown

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Abbey K. Brown
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor

Licensed in Ohio since: 2014

Education: Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: 216-622-8200 Email: Abbey K. Brown Visit website


Abbey Kinson Brown assists business clients with their management-side employment law issues, including counseling clients on hiring, discipline and termination decisions, medical leaves of absence and other labor-related matters.

Her employment-related litigation practice has been wide-ranging, including but not limited to actions involving:

  • Bringing and defending claims related to non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
  • Misappropriation of trade secret information
  • Alleged overtime and wage and hour violations, including misclassification and time clock issues
  • Investigation and recovery of stolen digital information
  • The WARN Act

Abbey also regularly represents employers before the EEOC and state agencies charged with enforcement of civil rights laws. She has experience defending against class actions and collective actions, and is also regularly involved in general litigation.

She also counsels employers on compliance issues related to laws such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity laws, federal wage and hour laws and other federal and state laws affecting employment. Abbey advises clients regarding employment policies, workplace misconduct, and employee discipline and discharge, and conducts on-site workplace harassment training.

Abbey drafts and reviews employment-related contracts and documents, including employment agreements, post-employment restrictive covenant agreements, confidentiality agreements, settlement and release agreements and policy materials in employee handbooks for clients.

Before starting at Calfee in 2014, she served as judicial intern for Judge Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana in fall 2013. She has also worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Before attending law school, Abbey was Dean of Academics and a math teacher at Columbus Collegiate Academy, an Ohio Charter School serving inner-city, low-income students. She also taught in Washington, D.C., as a member of Teach for America.

First Admitted: 2014, Ohio

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Office location for Abbey K. Brown

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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