Margaret A. O'Bryon

Counsel;
Cleveland
P: 216.348.5740
mobryon@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Margaret A. O'Bryon is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Attorney Specialist in the area of Workers Compensation Law. She concentrates her practice in employer workers' compensation law, public law, and employment law. In her workers' compensation practice, Margaret represents self-insured and state-funded clients in matters from the administrative level at the Ohio Industrial Commission through the court system, from Common Pleas Court to the Supreme Court of Ohio, providing aggressive, efficient, cost-effective defense. Margaret’s clients represent an array of public and private industry including health care, manufacturing, construction, and school districts. 

She is knowledgeable in the legal interplay between workers' compensation, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and unemployment benefits, defends discrimination claims before the OCRC and EEOC, and prepares employee handbooks, drafts workplace policies, severance agreements. In Pubic Law, Margaret also has twenty-six  years of experience as a prosecutor for six different municipalities

Margaret began her legal career in the Erie County Prosecutor's Office and has since served as prosecutor in the cities of Lorain, Elyria, Amherst, Vermilion and the villages of Wellington and Kipton. She is currently the law director for the village of Kipton and an assistant law director for the city of Elyria. Margaret is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lorain County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, Leadership Lorain County, 100+ Women of Lorain County, and a former member of the Giving Circle for the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Margaret received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University and her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she obtained the highest individual score on her Jessup Moot Court team. She was an adjunct criminal law professor for four years at Lorain County Community College.

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