Christopher J. Lalak

Christopher J. Lalak

Employment Litigation Practice Group Leader
Cleveland, Ohio

Chris has dedicated his legal career to employment litigation and counseling, and has experience representing clients in discrimination, and wage and hour matters. A trusted advocate, Chris has been recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer-Rising Star in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. Chris served honorably as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his legal career.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2014


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2016 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, Associate, 2012 - 2017


  • English