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Investigation Practice

Giffen & Kaminski’s attorneys are experienced in conducting a broad range of investigations in the workplace and in educational settings. Our objective and neutral investigative team has extensive experience with investigations ranging from alleged misconduct at the highest levels of corporations and universities to intimate partner violence and other forms of misconduct on campuses. When an impartial investigation is needed to bring clarity to a jumble of innuendo and allegations, Giffen & Kaminski can help. A fair and impartial investigation can be critical to resolving your most challenging issues and making critical decisions. We also are mindful of attorney-client privilege issues and can advise when it may be appropriate to waive the privilege.

Our attorneys include:

  • A former Regional Director of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • A former Examiner for the National Labor Relations Board
  • ATIXA-certified and NACUA-trained attorneys in Title IX
  • A former Ohio trial court judge

Our investigative practice includes:

  • Discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation investigations in the workplace
  • Title IX investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination
  • Workplace bullying investigations
  • Investigations into allegations brought against human resources personnel
  • Investigations of misconduct by board members and/or executives

Along with our attorney-investigators, Giffen & Kaminski has established relationships with others who may be helpful, such as forensic accountants, data examiners, private investigators and public relations firms specializing in crisis management. Our investigators are well-versed in addressing witness credibility. If called as witnesses, our investigative team will be able to withstand cross-examination. We provide your organization with a credible, objective witness who will be able to explain the investigatory steps and the facts learned.

Our practice areas are narrowly tailored to fit the background and experience of our lawyers. Our practice areas include:

Our Office
  • Cleveland Office
    1300 East Ninth Street
    Suite 1600
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Phone: 216-621-5161
    Fax: 216-621-2399