University of Michigan Law School, J.D., Northwestern University, B.A., magna cum laude. Mr. Hardin-Levine has had a distinguished and uniquely broad-ranging career. Before co-founding Thorman & Hardin-Levine, one of Ohio’s premier employment rights law firms, Hardin-Levine was an Instructor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught employment discrimination and other courses. He also is a former litigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he tried class-action and individual race, age, sex and religious discrimination cases on behalf of the federal government. He also worked as a partner in the business group at Baker & Hostetler in its Cleveland, Ohio office, and as Group General Counsel for TRW Inc.’s Occupant Safety Systems Division, responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of this international business with 23,000 employees and operations in 22 countries. In this role, Mr. Hardin-Levine was responsible for all legal affairs for this business, including managing employment and other complex litigation, negotiating domestic and international acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture transactions, and handling commercial, regulatory and management issues. While at TRW he also served as lead lawyer for the country’s largest consumer information business.

Hardin-Levine’s practice and teaching focus on race, age, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, enforcement of federal and state anti-retaliation and whistleblower rights, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, and violations of federal and state Wage and Hour laws.