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Matthew Besser Esq

Matthew Besser Esq

Awarded 2022 Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" representing individuals.

17 years of experience

Employment Law, Civil Rights, Appeals & Appellate



Matt Besser is a discrimination lawyer in Cleveland, representing employees in employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and wrongful termination cases. In addition to his work at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, Matt is the General Counsel of the ACLU of Ohio. Matt holds the prestigious “AV Preeminent”® rating from attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News' Best Lawyers Magazine has repeatedly named him one of the “Best Lawyers” in Cleveland for employment law, and named him the 2022 Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" for his work representing employees in discrimination cases. For its part, Super Lawyers Magazine has named him to its Cleveland “Super Lawyers” list in the field of employment law representing individuals every year since 2014. Active in the legal community, is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Board of Directors, a former chair of its certified grievance committee, and a member of its judicial selection committee. Matt graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He lives with his wife and two sons on the east side, and is an avid Buckeyes fan. View More ›


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Practice Area

Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination,
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law,
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,

Professional Experience

General Counsel
ACLU of Ohio
2021 - Current


The Ohio State University


The Ohio State University
The George Washington University


The George Washington University


Cleveland Employment "Lawyer of the Year" representing individuals
US News' The Best Lawyers in America
Best Supreme Court Brief Award
Ohio State Bar Association

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar



Ohio State Bar
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Activities: Judicial Selection Committee, Grievance Committee

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Websites & Blogs

Bolek Besser Glesius LLC

Social Media


Bolek Besser Glesius LLC
5885 Landerbrook Drive Suite 302 Cleveland, OH 44124
Telephone: (216) 464-3004
Fax: (866) 542-0743

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