Peggy M. Sturgeon provides a full range of employment law-related services to her clients, representing them in employment issues ranging from employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims to alleged non-compete and wage and hour violations to the drafting of employee handbooks. Her practice has taken her before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, and numerous district and state courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies. She counsels and strategizes with employers regarding their employment issues and policies, helping them work through the issues to avoid litigation or, if that is not possible, to be in the strongest position possible in the event of a lawsuit.
Peggy also practices in the areas of immigration and education law. She advises employers regarding the hiring of foreign nationals, assisting them in preparing and filing petitions and applications with USCIS and the Department of Labor, and represents individuals in matters involving individual and family petitions and adjustment of status. In her education law practice, Peggy represents families in the areas of student discipline issues and special education matters involving the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. She attends IEP meetings and mediation sessions, represents clients in due process matters, and files and responds to special education complaints.
Peggy is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth District Court of Appeal, as well as the federal district courts in Ohio. She previously served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for the Hon. Nicholas J. Walinski, David D. Dowd, and David A. Katz. She is a member of the Toledo and Ohio State Bar Associations, as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and serves as the Secretary for the Board of Trustees of the Aurora Project, Inc.
- Ohio (1990)
- University of Virginia, J.D., 1990
- Xavier University, B.A., 1986