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Ms. Barbara Kaye Besser Esq.

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Partner

Phone: (216) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.com
Elfvin & Besser Co
4070 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44121
United States

Company Description: Elfvin Besser maintains skilled support staff of law clerks, legal interns, and financial consultants which enables them to operate efficiently. We value...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • B.A.
    Hofstra University , Hempstead
13 Total References
Web References
Attorney Barbara Kaye Besser - Elfvin & Besser
www.elfvinbesser.com, 11 May 2014 [cached]
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Barbara Kaye Besser
Ms. Besser graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (1973). She received a B.A. from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. (1970). She has more than 40 years of experience as an active litigator in the areas of gender and employment discrimination.
Ms. Besser began her professional career with the Women's Law Fund, a Ford Foundation grantee litigating sex discrimination cases. First as a Staff Attorney and then as the Director of Litigation (1973 to 1983). During this time she also taught legal writing and supervised legal clinic students as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. Ms. Besser also served as state President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1977 to1979).
From 1983 to 1989, she served as a Trial Attorney with the Cleveland District office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While at the Commission she received both individual and group performance awards. Ms. Besser entered private practice in 1989.
Ms. Besser is a member of the bars of: Ohio Supreme Court (1973); Supreme Court of the United States (1977); U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1973); Southern District of Ohio (2003); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1975); U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1977); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1990); and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1991).
She has written in the area of employment law as well as related topics. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on employment issues. And, she served as program chair for the OSBA's 2003 and 2004 Midwest Labor Law Conference. Since then she has remained an active member of the planning committee.
Ms. Besser was Vice Chair and Secretary of the Certification Board for Labor and Employment of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Chair of the Certification and Contracts Sub-Committees. She was also Secretary and Chair of the Specialization Committee and immediate past Chair of the OSBA's Labor and Employment Council.
Ms. Besser has been a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union. Ms. Besser is a Fellow (Class of 2005) of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and has been named an Ohio "Super Lawyer" since 2005. She was recognized as one of Cleveland's Best Lawyers for 2009 and one of the top 50 in 2013. Only a handful of attorneys receive these honors each year. Ms. Besser is a Master of the Bench of the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court.
She is individually AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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Barbara Kaye Besser
Our Partnership - Elfvin & Besser
www.elfvinbesser.com, 11 May 2014 [cached]
Shortly thereafter, Barbara Kaye Besser, formerly the Director of Litigation for the Women's Law Fund and EEOC trial attorney joined the Firm. As Director of Litigation for the Law Fund, Ms. Besser consulted regularly with now Justice Ruth Ginsberg who was a member of the Fund's litigation committee.
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Barbara Kaye Besser graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1973); Hofstra University (New York) B.A., political science (1970).
An active litigator in the area of employment discrimination and civil rights since 1973, she served as the Director of Litigation for the Women's Law Fund from 1973-1983 and six years with the EEOC (1983 - 1989) as a Senior Trial Attorney.
She is a lecturer for continuing legal education seminars on EEO law and trial practice. She is a member of the bars of: Supreme Court of Ohio [1973]; Northern District of Ohio [1973]; United States Supreme Court [1977]; Southern District of Ohio [2003]; and, the United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia [1977], Sixth [1975], Ninth [1990], and Federal [1991] Circuits.
She is a member of the Cuyahoga County and Ohio State Bar Associations; Immediate past Chair of the OSBA's Labor and Employment Council and a member of the Specialty Certification Committee; an OSBF Fellow - class of 2005; a member of the Governance Committee of the ACS; and a Master Bencher in the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court.
Rated "AV" individually by Martindale-Hubbell. She has twice been named one of Ohio's Super Lawyers (2005 and 2006).
Northern Ohio Lawyers: Elfvin ◊ Besser Attorneys of
www.elfvinbesser.com, 3 April 2011 [cached]
Barbara Kaye Besser - bkb@elfvinbesser.com
Attorneys - Elfvin & Besser
www.elfvinbesser.com, 1 Nov 2005 [cached]
Barbara Kaye Besser
Northern Ohio Lawyers: Elfvin ◊ Besser Attorneys of
www.elfvinbesser.com, 3 April 2011 [cached]
Barbara Kaye Besser
ELFVIN BESSER
4070 Mayfield Road Cleveland, Ohio 44121
Phone: 216.382.2500
Fax: 216.381.0250
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Barbara Kaye Besser
Ms. Besser graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (1973). She received a B.A. from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. (1970). She has more than 30 years of experience as an active litigator in the areas of gender and employment discrimination.
Ms. Besser began her professional career as a Staff Attorney and then as the Director of Litigation of the Women's Law Fund, a Ford Foundation grantee litigating sex discrimination cases. (1973 to 1983) During this time she also taught legal writing and supervised legal clinic students as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law.
From 1983 to 1989, she served as a Trial Attorney with the Cleveland District office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While at the Commission she received both individual and group performance awards. Ms. Besser entered private practice in 1989.
Ms. Besser is a member of the bars of: Ohio Supreme Court (1973); Supreme Court of the United States (1977); U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1973); Southern District of Ohio (2003); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1975); U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1977); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1990); and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1991).
She has written in the area of employment law as well as related topics. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on employment issues. And, she served as program chair for the OSBA's 2003 and 2004 Midwest Labor Law Conference.
Ms. Besser is Vice Chair and immediate past Secretary of the Certification Board for Labor and Employment of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Chair of the Certification and Contracts Sub-Committees. She is also Secretary and immediate past Chair of the Specialization Committee and immediate past Chair of the OSBA's Labor and Employment Council.
Ms. Besser has been a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union (where she served 2 terms as state President). Ms. Besser is a Fellow (Class of 2005) of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and has been named an Ohio "Super Lawyer" since 2005. She was recognized as one of Cleveland's Best Lawyers for 2009. Only a handful of attorneys receive these honors each year. Ms. Besser is a member of the Committee of the newly formed Cleveland chapter of the American Constitution Society. She is a Master of the Bench of the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court.
She is individually AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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