Angela M. Lavin

Angela M. Lavin



Professional Experience

Cleveland attorney Angela Lavin is an experienced litigator, trial attorney, and discovery counsel, focusing her practice on business litigation. She has considerable experience in matters involving contract disputes, employment litigation, product liability defense, and protection of businesses from trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. As Discovery Counsel, she assists clients with the preservation, collection, and production of information related to litigation.

Angela has received Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, A-V.


  • “Preservation and Legal Holds: The Steps You Must Take” and “E-Discovery Requests and Responses,” E-Discovery for Paralegals: Preserve, Request, Collect, and Produce, February 22, 2022
  • “What To Look For, And Where To Find It: Email, Social Media, Texts And Video,” National Business Institute Seminar, How to Get Your Social Media, Email, Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), April 9 and 12, 2019
  • “Information Technology 101,” Business Attorney’s Guide to Information Technology, National Business Institute, December 23, 2017
  • “Handling E-Mail, Social Media, And Other Electronically Stored Information,” and “Ethical Considerations,” National Business Institute Seminar, Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, April 23, 2015
  • “How Will Courts Apply Amended Rule 37(e),” Rule 37(e) on E-Discovery: An Update Webcast, The Knowledge Group, March 17, 2015


Practice Areas

E-Discovery & Technology

Labor & Employment



  • State of Ohio, 1998
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1999
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers®, 2021-2023, Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2015-2016, 2018-2022
  • Director, National Italian American Bar Association
  • Member, CMBA Judicial Selection Committee, 2006 – present
  • Secretary, Justinian Forum
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Appointed Foreperson, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Grand Jury, September-December, 2009


  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1998
  • B.A., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Cum Laude, 1994

Publications / Presentations