John S. Marshall

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC
John S. Marshall
Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Rights

Licensed in Ohio since: 1983

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC

250 Civic Center Drive
Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43215 Visit website


An attorney at Marshall and Forman LLC, John S. Marshall focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters. Based in Columbus, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Ohio since 1983, Mr. Marshall is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He has been certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Mr. Marshall confines his employment law practice to the representation of current, prospective and former employees. A large portion of his caseload involves claims of various types of discrimination that are prohibited by federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mr. Marshall has also represented victims of sexual harassment as well as people who have been wrongfully terminated or who have been retaliated in other manners. His experience has additionally encompassed disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and outside of the employment area, he has handled cases involving police brutality and other civil rights violations.

Mr. Marshall's successful track record has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995. A member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and other professional groups, he is a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights
  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 1983, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Columbus Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Professionalism Award, Columbus Bar Association, 2011
  • Top 10 lawyers in the State of Ohio, 2011-2012
  • Top 5 Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2013
  • Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top 5 Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, 2012-2016
  • Best Lawyers as a Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Litigation, 2010, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2017
  • Best Lawyers as a Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law, 2012, 2014
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Denison University

Office location for John S. Marshall

250 Civic Center Drive
Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-463-9790


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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Top 50: Columbus Super Lawyers: 2006, 2010 - 2023 Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023 Top 5: Columbus Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 Top 10: Ohio Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012

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