Practice Areas

Personal Injury


Barkan Meizlish, LLP’s Columbus Ohio personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing individuals who have suffered injuries and damages as the result of the negligence of another. For more than 60 years,

Workers’ Compensation


While workers’ compensation was first conceived as a simple process, changes in the workplace and the evolution of the law itself has created a complex web of varied laws and rules. According to a 2017 annual report from the Ohio

Employment Law


At Barkan Meizlish, LLP, our team of Columbus employment lawyers is prepared to assist you with any employment law issue that you may experience. For over sixty years Barkan Meizlish, LLP has been protecting

Medical Malpractice


Barkan Meizlish, LLP, Ohio medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals who have suffered injuries and damages as the result of the negligence of a medical professional.

Social Security Disability / SSI


The United States government first began awarding Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in 1958. Barkan Meizlish, LLP Social Security attorneys began representing claimants

Product Liability

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Product liability is an area of the law that protects the rights of a consumer by holding individuals and companies accountable. When a product is defective, poorly designed, and/or fails to warn of dangers during use, it can

Premises Liability


Premises liability covers a wide array of cases. Property owners have the duty to keep their property safe for visitors. If there are dangerous conditions on the property, the property owner may be required to warn others about those

Union Side Labor Law Firm Columbus, Ohio


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,

FLSA/ Wage & Hour Issues


Barkan Meizlish, LLP is one of the preeminent Columbus overtime law firms. We have nationally recognized employment wage and overtime attorneys that will assist you with any

Minimum Wage Attorney


Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio’s Minimum Fair Wage Standards law, employers are required to pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage, unless state law requires a higher wage. Ohio has a minimum wage that must be paid all employees. If you are not being paid correctly contact our Columbus minimum […]

Workplace Injury Attorney


A workplace injury can carry serious consequences both in your professional and personal lives. The dramatic impact that a workplace injury can have on you and your family can be life altering, which is why it is important to consult with a workplace injury attorney in Columbus, Ohio if you have suffered such an injury. […]

Workplace Retaliation Attorney


Employment and Workplace Retaliation Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio Law Firm with Focus on Ohio Employment Retaliation Often, employers will attempt to retaliate against an employee who speaks out against unfair workplace

FMLA Lawyers


What is FMLA? FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA was created in 1993 by the United States government to provide employees with job-protected unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks per year. Navigating FMLA laws and regulations can be confusing, making it important to understand your rights under FMLA as […]

FLSA Attorney


Ohio FLSA Attorney Overview The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) is a federally mandated law that covers employee rights and regulations regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor standards, and recordkeeping in both private and public sectors and for part-time and full-time employees. Non-exempt employees are entitled to one-and-a-half times the employer’s regular rate […]

Wrongful Termination Lawyer


Ohio Wrongful Termination Being terminated from a job is not easy. It can be even worse when you believe you were wrongfully terminated. A termination can be considered wrongful if an employer fires an employee for an unlawful or illegal reason and is sometimes the result of retaliation in the workplace. Ohio is an at-will […]

Employment Contract Lawyer


Contracts between employers and employees exist as a written agreement describing what each party must contribute in the employment period, as well as the terms of the employment. Employment contracts are great for employees and employers to negotiate terms and lay out exactly what obligations each must fulfill for the contract to be in good […]

Workplace Harassment Lawyer


Harassment in the Workplace In some cases, workplace discrimination – when left ignored and unaddressed – can escalate to workplace harassment. Harassment is defined as pervasive and severe discriminatory conduct that interferes with an employee’s work performance. To be considered workplace harassment, the pervasive and severe conduct must be based on a protected characteristic. Learn […]

Sexual Harassment Attorney


Unfortunately, sexual harassment happens in the workplace every day. It usually occurs in the form of unwanted verbal or physical conduct based on gender. It’s important to note that sexual harassment victims can be of any gender, and those who perform sexually harassing behaviors can also be of any gender. This means that a woman […]

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney


Suffering a spinal cord injury can have a devastating impact on your life. While some recover from spinal cord injuries, most do not, and their lives are permanently altered. If you or someone you know has suffered a severe injury, contact a spinal cord injury lawyer in Columbus, Ohio to help receive the damages you […]

Wrongful Death Attorney


The death of a loved one can be extremely difficult, and if their death is a result of someone else’s negligence, the pain felt by those closest to them is often compounded. If you lost a family member due to the negligence of another it is imperative that you consult a Columbus wrongful death attorney […]

Car Accident Attorney


Nobody wants a car accident, but they fill our roadways on a daily basis. Most are minor enough to avoid serious medical and legal complications; unfortunately, some are not. That is where the Columbus car accident attorneys at Barkan Meizlish LLP come in. Our car accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio will work with you if […]

Auto Accident Attorney


All drivers want to avoid car accidents, but unfortunately, they do happen every day. If you have recently been involved in a car crash, it is critical that you contact an auto accident attorney in Columbus, Ohio. The auto accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio at Barkan Meizlish LLP can ensure that you receive the treatment […]

Bird Scooter Accident Lawyer


Bird Scooters are now a popular form of cheap transportation in cities across the country. Columbus is no exception and there has been an influx of the motorized two-wheeled vehicles that have flooded city street corners. With the increase of riders comes the obvious: an increase in scooter accidents. If you or someone you know […]

Rideshare Accident Attorney


Ridesharing services are increasing in popularity and prevalence throughout the country and Columbus is certainly no exception. Along with their surge in usage, comes an increase in accidents associated with them. If this has happened to you or someone you know, contact a rideshare accident attorney in Columbus, Ohio. The legal professionals at Barkan Meizlish […]

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer


Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries for anyone, especially vulnerable individuals like the elderly. Columbus slip and fall lawyers at Barkan Meizlish, LLP will work hard to make sure you get the full compensation that you deserve. According to a study from the Center for Disease Control, “Every second of every day in […]

Dog Bite Injury Attorney


Columbus dog bite attorneys ready to help Ohio dog bite victims. We are a team of specialist ready to ease your suffering and get you through your Ohio dog bite injury lawsuit. Dogs are among the most common pets in the United States. Despite their popularity, dog owners must deal with an increased amount of […]

Brain Injury Lawyer


Traumatic brain injuries are among the most severe cases that we see as a firm. The lasting impact of debilitating TBIs are significant for both victim and their families. As a brain injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio, we will fight for your rights to ensure your injury is compensated for. Our Columbus brain injury […]

Employment Discrimination Lawyer


Workplace Discrimination in Columbus, Ohio Unfortunately, many employees face discrimination in the workplace every day. Whether it be in the hiring process, in promoting or demoting employees, or even in firing and letting go company personnel. It is important to remember your rights as an employee when navigating workplace politics and what is discrimination. Employment […]



Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Ohio The United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination against an employee or potential employee based on protected characteristics. EEOC also ensures that employees are not fired or demoted if or when they bring claims of discrimination to […]

Employment Retaliation Attorney


Employee rights in the workplace are protected from discrimination and harassment, but it is important to talk about what happens after a claim is brought forward. Whether a discrimination or harassment claim was made internally — such as to a company’s human resource department — or externally to the EEOC or another federal or state […]

Unpaid Overtime Lawyer


Too many employers illegally deny overtime pay to too many minimum wage and hourly workers. People who work hard every day get cheated out of the extra money they earned by putting in more than 40 hours during a workweek. At Barkan Meizlish, LLP, we maintain a staff of experienced unpaid overtime lawyers at out […]

Prevailing Wage Lawyer


An Ohio law that has been in place since 1931 requires state, county, and city governments to pay prevailing wages to construction tradespeople. Unions work with state officials to set prevailing wages for a range of jobs, and contractors who fail to pay at least the minimum prevailing wages can face fines and lawsuits for […]

Marietta Workers Compensation Attorney


Barkan Meizlish, LLP, was founded more than 60 years ago with the mission of helping workers across Ohio enforce their rights to fair pay and safe workplaces. Fulfilling that mission has led us to focus heavily on workers’ compensation and to establish offices throughout the state. Employers and state officials try hard to deny workers’ […]

Chillicothe Workers Compensation Lawyer


Work-related injuries and occupational illnesses have many causes, including Crashes in company vehicles Falls on slippery floors or loose floor coverings Falls when working off the ground Trips on stairs and ladders Impacts from falling or flying objects Defective tools Malfunctioning equipment Fires Explosions Errors by coworkers Exposures to toxic chemical and fumes Attacks by […]

Lancaster Workers Compensation Lawyers


A workplace accident can injure any employee at any time. While some jobs certainly put people at heightened risk, every worksite poses some danger for slips, falls, vehicle accidents, toxic exposures, fires, and, sadly, workplace violence. Is your Ohio employer failing to recognize your serious workplace injury? Call Lancaster workers compensation lawyer at Barkan Meizlish […]

Wooster Workers Compensation Lawyer


Getting injured on the job or developing an occupational illness in eastern Ohio gives most employees the right to apply for workers’ comp benefits. As longtime workplace accident attorneys with offices in Wooster, however, we know that applying for benefits is not the same as receiving them. If you are looking for a workers compensation […]

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