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Matthew Besser

Matthew Besser

Awarded 2022 Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" representing individuals.
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Appeals & Appellate
  • Ohio
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Matt Besser is a discrimination lawyer in Cleveland, representing employees in employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and wrongful termination cases. In addition to his work at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, Matt is the General Counsel of the ACLU of Ohio.

Matt holds the prestigious “AV Preeminent”® rating from attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News' Best Lawyers Magazine has repeatedly named him one of the “Best Lawyers” in Cleveland for employment law, and named him the 2022 Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" for his work representing employees in discrimination cases. For its part, Super Lawyers Magazine has named him to its Cleveland “Super Lawyers” list in the field of employment law representing individuals every year since 2014.

Active in the legal community, is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Board of Directors, a former chair of its certified grievance committee, and a member of its judicial selection committee.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He lives with his wife and two sons on the east side, and is an avid Buckeyes fan.

The Ohio State University
Michael E. Moritz College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of The Coif
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The George Washington University
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Professional Experience
General Counsel
ACLU of Ohio
- Current
Managing Principal
Bolek Besser Glesius LLC
- Current
Law Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" representing individuals
US News' The Best Lawyers in America
Best Supreme Court Brief Award
Ohio State Bar Association
Awarded OSBA's "Best Brief" award for the best brief submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court by a private law firm.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Activities: Judicial Selection Committee, Grievance Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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3rd Circuit
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6th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Bolek Besser Glesius LLC
Employment Law Attorneys | Cleveland, OH | Bolek Besser Glesius, LLC
Contact & Map
Bolek Besser Glesius LLC
5885 Landerbrook Drive
Suite 302
Cleveland, OH 44124
Telephone: (216) 464-3004
Fax: (866) 542-0743