Our mission in offering business and employment-related legal services is to help clients develop and maintain healthy workplaces through well-defined relationships, benefiting both employer and employee. Read More

Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our goal in providing criminal defense services to clients is to eliminate or at least limit the stress and burden, no matter if you are facing a small traffic infraction or a major criminal complaint. Consistent with this purpose, our representation always starts with listening and focusing on your well-being. We understand that courts can be intimidating, inconvenient, and overwhelming. We work very hard to manage your case based on you as an individual. Read More

Family Law (Domestic Relations)

Our purpose in providing family law services is to offer clients an alternative to the typical “churn-and-burn” divorce firms where the only thing larger than the legal bill is the attorney’s ego. We begin every case with listening to the client’s goals on a legal level, a financial level, and an emotional level. We believe that costs can often be limited by having early, frank conversations with the client and focusing on what matters most to them. Read More

Union Side Labor Law

Our firm represents organized labor and individual employees, not employers. Our union clients serve as the exclusive bargaining agent for employees in a variety of industries, including ground transportation, telecommunications, aviation, rail, government service, manufacturing, health care, and many others. Read More

Personal Injury Product Liability and Medical Malpractice

Barkan Meizlish, LLP has extensive experience representing individuals who have suffered injuries and damages as the result of the negligence of another. For more than 50 years, we have had the privilege of helping people throughout the state of Ohio recover compensation for losses arising out of vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and most every other type of negligence. Read More

Social Security Disability/SSI

The United States government first began awarding Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in 1958.  Barkan Meizlish, LLP attorneys began representing claimants in 1960. There are very few law firms with more experience than Barkan Meizlish, LLP in this field of law.  Our lawyers regularly assist and represent clients throughout the United States. Read More

School/Special Education law

Our primary purpose in practicing school law is to help make sure that all of Ohio’s students have access to a quality education. We represent students, kindergarten through college. We also represent certain school employees.  Read More

Wage and Hour/Overtime Violations

At Barkan Meizlish, LLP our lawyers handle individual, class action, and collective wage and hour and overtime lawsuits. These include the non-payment of wages, the incorrect payment of overtime, working “off the clock” after your shift, during lunch or other “breaks” and other wage and hour violations. Employers may also fail to pay overtime to employees paid a “salary” when they actually do hourly work. Each of these activities may violate the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. Employees may be entitled to two or three years of unpaid wages, liquidated damages (twice the amount of back wages) and attorney’s fees. Read More

Workers’ Compensation

Barkan Meizlish, LLP has been representing individuals who sustain work-related injuries for over 50 years. Workers’ compensation claims present many varied and challenging situations. The lawyers at Barkan Meizlish, LLP are dedicated to providing those workers who seek our assistance with legal counsel throughout the entire workers’ compensation process. We do not represent businesses or insurance companies – only people like you and your family.  Read More