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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

Andrew Cleves

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AttorneysAndrew Cleves
Andrew Cleves


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Andrew Cleves

About Andrew

Andrew Cleves' practice focuses on private and public sector labor relations and employment law. Andrew has represented unions and employers before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board as well as in contract negotiations. He has also defended police officers in civil rights actions in federal courts, and numerous employers before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Andrew has experience defending employers against claims involving racial and pregnancy discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Before coming to Zashin & Rich, Andrew lived in his hometown, Cincinnati, where he represented public sector labor unions and regularly volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club. Andrew enjoys traveling and has spent time studying in Rome, Italy and working for a non-profit in Washington D.C. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing bocce, softball, and racquetball, attending professional and college sporting events, and traveling to music festivals. He is also an Eagle Scout.

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“The eternal verities will always prevail. Such things as truth, honesty, character and loyalty will never change.”

– Paul Brown


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati Law Review Notes & Comments Chair, 2012
  • Xavier University
    Honors B.A. in History and Philosophy, Politics, and the Public, 2007


  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • Equal Terms: What Does It Mean and How Does It Work? Interpreting the Equal Terms Provision of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 80 U. Cin. L. Rev. 179 (2011)
  • Boxed In: What Can Employers Ask on Job Applications? (Employment Law Quarterly, Winter 2014, Vol. XVI, Issue i)