About Betsy Rader Law LLC

Betsy Rader

Betsy Rader is a trusted advisor and advocate because of her many years of legal experience in a wide variety of employment settings.  She has worked for small family businesses and major companies, for non-profits and the government, for a national law firm and in her own practice. She has represented all types of employees, from minimum wage workers to company presidents. She has particular experience in the health care field, having served as the head of the Employment practice group at the Cleveland Clinic as well as working at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Both her professional and her volunteer work have made her a respected leader in the employment law field and in the general legal community.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • Yale Law School, J.D.1986 Coker Fellow

  • The Ohio State University, B.A. 1982, summa cum laude, with honors and with distinction

  • George Washington University, graduate certification in Health Care Corporate Compliance, 2014

  • Admitted to the Bars of The Ohio Supreme Court, The United States Supreme Court, The Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Past Experience

  • Of Counsel, Thorman Petrov Group employment law firm 

  • ORISE Fellow, Innovation Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Senior Counsel, Cleveland Clinic, chair of Employment and Contracts practice groups 

  • Sr. VP of Human Resources and General Counsel, LOCUM Medical Group

  • Director, CASA for KIDS of Geauga County

  • In-house Counsel, State Industrial Products

  • Associate, Litigation and Employment Law, Squire Sanders & Dempsey

  • Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Community Involvement & Awards

  • Board, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Executive Committee, Yale Law School Association

  • Member, Employment Inn of Court

  • Board, Stand Up for Workers

  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management

  • Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court

  • Former Vice-President, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

  • Past Co-Chair, Women in Law Section of the CMBA

  • Board, Near West Theatre

  • Past President, Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel

  • Former Commissioner, Russell Citizens' Park Board

  • Former Board Member, Geauga Park Foundation

  • Former Board Member, Geauga United Way

  • Former Board Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Association

  • 2018 Candidate for United States Congress OH-14

  • 2020 Candidate of Ohio State Senate D. 18

  • Community Impact Award, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2020

  • Life Member, 8th District Judicial Conference, 2015

  • Women of Professional Excellence Award, YWCA 2013

  • Top 20 In-House Counsel Women, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 2013

  • Member, Association of Workplace Investigators


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Betsy Rader Law LLC

Cleveland and surrounding Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas

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