Ellen Toth - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ellen Toth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 216-241-6100

Ellen Toth resides in the Cleveland office where she defends employment discrimination lawsuits for clients in the private and public sector.  Ellen also defends charges brought before the EEOC, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and other state and federal agencies.  She provides counseling and training on a wide variety of employment issues.  Prior to joining Ogletree, Ellen worked in-house as labor and employment counsel for YRC Worldwide, a Kansas City-based international transportation company.  At YRC, she was responsible for supervising outside counsel, managing internal investigations, handling administrative proceedings and providing training and litigation avoidance counseling to human resources and operations executives and managers.

Kent State UniversityBA 1980The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1991
Federal Bar Association FoundationCleveland Employment Inn of Court U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Federal Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ellen is an employment litigator who has a knack for understanding her clients’ interests and helping them successfully execute their company’s litigation goals.  Her in-house experience helps her take a pragmatic view of litigation and work with clients to accomplish their internal, as well as external, goals and objectives. \
    • Serving as co-counsel representing a federal agency that prevailed at an administrative adjudication of an age and gender discrimination and retaliation case, which was tried before the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Corroborating with other members of a litigation team to help clients prevail on summary judgment motions in a variety of types of cases in both federal and state court.  For example:
      • A defamation and tortious interference case brought against a large hospital system and several individual managers
      • A disability discrimination, false imprisonment and invasion of privacy lawsuit brought against another community hospital system
      • A gender and race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought against a local public employer and two of its administrators
      • Working as part of the management team negotiating contracts on behalf of a public library with two unions

Office Location

Key Tower, Suite 4100
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment