Christina M. Royer


Chris is a Partner with Employment Law Partners, LLC. She has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law representing individuals since 2004 and Chris brings a breadth of experience in the area. In particular, her knowledge and skill regarding Ohio unemployment compensation law brings a focus in this area to the firm.

Chris was selected as a Rising Star from 2009 to 2011 by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Employment Law by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine since 2012. Chris's practice areas include representing individuals in cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation; unemployment compensation claims; non-compete agreements; and severance negotiations.

Chris is admitted to practice before the following courts:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Chris is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, where she has served on the Board and the Amicus Committee since 2007. She also served as Chair of the Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association from 2011 to 2015.

Chris is also a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, serving as the 2014-2015 Chair of the Court Rules Committee, and as a member of the Committee since 2013. She has been a member of the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court since its inception in 2005.

In addition to her law practice, Chris conducts investigations of employee disputes and formal complaints, providing a neutral, third-party perspective.

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Articles by Christina M. Royer

  • Coronavirus at Work - Safety, Pay and Unemployment CompQ My job requires I work with other people. I cannot always stay at least six feet away from them. Can I say something to about it my employer? A Yes. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) allows employees to engage in “concerted activity for mutu...
  • Employment Law Takeaways from the Deshaun Watson DebacleICYMI, current Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson faced 22 civil lawsuits filed against him by massage therapists who alleged that, while he was playing football for the Houston Texans, he sexually harassed and assaulted them. A Texas grand jury ...
  • The "Weinstein" Tax Provision: Friend or Foe?Since the Harvey Weinstein story first broke in the New York Times , it catapulted the #MeToo movement into the spotlight. The #MeToo movement also shone a light on non-disclosure, or confidentiality, agreements. These allowed serial abusers such as Harve...
  • The "Weinstein" Tax Provision: Friend or Foe? Part IIBlink, and the law changes. In a March 2019 blog post, I talked about the Weinstein tax provision that made it into the tax code in December 2017. By way of reminder, that’s the provision designed to disincentivize confidentiality clauses in sexual-...


J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2001, Summa Cum Laude

M.A., Kent State University, 1996

B.A., B.S., Miami University, 1992


Employment Litigation
Unemployment Compensation
Severance Negotiations
Independent Investigations
Executive & Workplace Coaching

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