Lidia B. Ebersole

Associate
Toledo
One SeaGate
Suite 1700
Toledo, OH 43604
P 419.254.5260
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Overview

Lidia focuses her practice in the areas of business, employment, transportation, and premises liability litigation, and business/employment-related immigration. With both private practice and judicial appellate clerkship experience, Lidia regularly counsels clients through the pre-trial, trial, and appellate processes in federal and state courts in Ohio and Michigan.

Lidia was born and raised in Lukow, Poland, where she formerly taught English as a second language in a local public school. She moved to the United States in 2006 and received her Juris Doctor shortly after gaining United States Citizenship. Since then, Lidia has appeared as a guest speaker, welcoming new citizens at naturalization ceremonies in Northwest Ohio. Lidia gives back to the community by serving as Vice Chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Language Services and by being involved in numerous service organizations, including the Perrysburg Rotary Club and Polish-American groups in the Northwest Ohio area.

As one of the few Polish-speaking attorneys in America, Lidia regularly counsels Polish businesses and provides consultation to Polish attorneys regarding the U.S. legal system to allow them to better serve their clients doing business in the U.S.

Experience
  • Obtained a recovery of $1,500,000 loss for a transportation client under the Michigan No-Fault statute following a multi-vehicle accident 
  • Obtained a favorable ruling finding a state entity client immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of a complex business dispute for an out-of-state commercial landlord in Ohio
  • Multiple favorable outcomes for business and insurance clients through settlement, dispositive motions, and appeals
  • Regularly assists in emergency responses following commercial vehicle accidents, ensuring data and evidence preservation
  • Regularly counsels Polish businesses and provides consultation to Polish attorneys regarding U.S. laws as one of the few Polish-speaking attorneys in the U.S.
  • Regularly counsels employers on immigration issues, including I-9 employment eligibility verification for foreign workers, termination issues related to foreign workers, pre-hire considerations, and other business and employment immigration issues  
  • Assists employers, employees, and private clients in obtaining green card (permanent residence), citizenship (naturalization), and employment-based visas
  • Obtained successful H-1B visa transfer during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic with no Requests for Evidence or delays despite unavailability of Premium Processing
Languages
  1. Polish
  2. English
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Certificate of Concentration in International Law with Distinction
    • University of Toledo Law Review, Articles Editor
    • The Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List: six out of six semesters
    • Highest Ranking Student: Appellate Practice, Criminal Procedure, Immigration Law
    • Teaching Assistant - Contracts, Civil Procedure, Torts, Appellate Practice
  2. The University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland, M.A., English Philology
  3. The Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland, B.A., English Philology
  4. The Jozef Pilsudski University College of Physical Education and Sport in Biala Podlaska, Poland, B.A., Tourism and Recreation

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Clerkships
  1. Judicial Attorney to The Honorable John R. Willamowski, Ohio Third District Court of Appeals
  2. Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Energy Law (2021); Litigation - Real Estate (2021); Transportation Law (2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Findlay-Hancock County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Community Affiliations
  • Polish-American groups in Northwest Ohio
  • Rotary International, Rotary Club of Perrysburg
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Language Services, Vice-Chair
  • Polish Cultural Center, Toledo, Ohio, Advisory Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    The Uncertainty of Uncertified Deposition Recordings: Something New We All Need to Think About (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "The Effect of Michigan's New No-Fault Law on Tort Litigation" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 20, 2020)

Overview

Lidia focuses her practice in the areas of business, employment, transportation, and premises liability litigation, and business/employment-related immigration. With both private practice and judicial appellate clerkship experience, Lidia regularly counsels clients through the pre-trial, trial, and appellate processes in federal and state courts in Ohio and Michigan.

Lidia was born and raised in Lukow, Poland, where she formerly taught English as a second language in a local public school. She moved to the United States in 2006 and received her Juris Doctor shortly after gaining United States Citizenship. Since then, Lidia has appeared as a guest speaker, welcoming new citizens at naturalization ceremonies in Northwest Ohio. Lidia gives back to the community by serving as Vice Chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Language Services and by being involved in numerous service organizations, including the Perrysburg Rotary Club and Polish-American groups in the Northwest Ohio area.

As one of the few Polish-speaking attorneys in America, Lidia regularly counsels Polish businesses and provides consultation to Polish attorneys regarding the U.S. legal system to allow them to better serve their clients doing business in the U.S.

Experience
  • Obtained a recovery of $1,500,000 loss for a transportation client under the Michigan No-Fault statute following a multi-vehicle accident 
  • Obtained a favorable ruling finding a state entity client immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of a complex business dispute for an out-of-state commercial landlord in Ohio
  • Multiple favorable outcomes for business and insurance clients through settlement, dispositive motions, and appeals
  • Regularly assists in emergency responses following commercial vehicle accidents, ensuring data and evidence preservation
  • Regularly counsels Polish businesses and provides consultation to Polish attorneys regarding U.S. laws as one of the few Polish-speaking attorneys in the U.S.
  • Regularly counsels employers on immigration issues, including I-9 employment eligibility verification for foreign workers, termination issues related to foreign workers, pre-hire considerations, and other business and employment immigration issues  
  • Assists employers, employees, and private clients in obtaining green card (permanent residence), citizenship (naturalization), and employment-based visas
  • Obtained successful H-1B visa transfer during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic with no Requests for Evidence or delays despite unavailability of Premium Processing
Languages
  1. Polish
  2. English

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Certificate of Concentration in International Law with Distinction
    • University of Toledo Law Review, Articles Editor
    • The Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List: six out of six semesters
    • Highest Ranking Student: Appellate Practice, Criminal Procedure, Immigration Law
    • Teaching Assistant - Contracts, Civil Procedure, Torts, Appellate Practice
  2. The University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland, M.A., English Philology
  3. The Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland, B.A., English Philology
  4. The Jozef Pilsudski University College of Physical Education and Sport in Biala Podlaska, Poland, B.A., Tourism and Recreation

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Clerkships
  1. Judicial Attorney to The Honorable John R. Willamowski, Ohio Third District Court of Appeals
  2. Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Energy Law (2021); Litigation - Real Estate (2021); Transportation Law (2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Findlay-Hancock County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Community Affiliations
  • Polish-American groups in Northwest Ohio
  • Rotary International, Rotary Club of Perrysburg
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Language Services, Vice-Chair
  • Polish Cultural Center, Toledo, Ohio, Advisory Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    The Uncertainty of Uncertified Deposition Recordings: Something New We All Need to Think About (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "The Effect of Michigan's New No-Fault Law on Tort Litigation" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 20, 2020)