Samuel Schlein

Top rated Civil Rights attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC
Samuel Schlein
Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2014

Education: Capital University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024
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Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC

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


Samuel Schlein is a partner at Marshall Forman and Schlein LLC in Columbus, Ohio, who focuses his practice on matters involving civil rights violations, discrimination, employment and labor, police misconduct, retaliation, sexual harassment, prison conditions and wrongful termination. 

Mr. Schlein has over seven years of experience in the legal field, and he provides dedicated and knowledgeable counsel to his clients. He understands the psychological and financial impact that employment law matters can have on his clients, and he is a tireless and zealous advocate fighting for the rights of his clients. 

With a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Schlein graduated magna cum laude with dean’s list honors in all semesters. He obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Capital University Law School. Prior to joining Marshall and Forman LLC as an attorney, Mr. Schlein served as a law clerk in the same law firm, and currently serves as a partner. 

While in law school, Mr. Schlein graduated with dean’s list honors. He was also the recipient of the CALI Awards and the Capital University Law School Awards. As an active engager in the legal community, Mr. Schlein has memberships in the Columbus Bar Association Employment Law Group, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. 

Handling cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADA, Family and Medical Leave Act and Ohio’s Laws Against Discrimination, Mr. Schlein has gained invaluable experience working with agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. He has received an “Superb” rating on Avvo for his exceptional legal contributions. 

Practice areas

Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws

  • 50% Civil Rights
  • 50% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2014, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Columbus Bar Association Employment Law Group
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Capital University Law School Magna Cum Laude , 2014
  • B.A., magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter at the 2023 Ohio State Bar Association Midwest Labor and Employment Law Conference  , Speaker, Navigating the Non-Compete Labyrinth OSBA Midwest Seminar, 2022
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers, 2023
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2022
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • McFadden v. City of Columbus jury verdict in favor of plaintiff on racial discrimination and retaliation claims , 2022
  • Russel v. Columbus Note Ventures Verdict for Plaintiff after jury trial , 2023

Office location for Samuel Schlein

250 Civic Center Drive
Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-463-9790


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

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