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Shashelia Degraffinried

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Biography

Shashelia Degraffinried is an associate attorney with the Spitz Law Firm. Before becoming an attorney, Shashelia attained an expansive background in human resources and labor relations, having worked for several large corporations and as a steward for a labor union. In 2019, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, focusing her studies on employment and labor law. While in law school, she was appointed as the student representative to the Dean's Diversity Council and served as a Director for the Midwest region of the Black Law Students' Association. She received invaluable legal training while working as a legal intern at Cleveland Marshall's Transactional Law Clinic. She also gained substantial legal experience at a well-known civil-rights law firm in Cleveland, OH. Shashelia joined the Spitz Law Firm in 2021, persisting in her goal to be an opposing voice to inequitable and unfair treatment wherever possible.

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2019
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President’s List
    • Major: Business Administration & Human Resources

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio

Past Positions

  • Chandra Law Firm, Paralegal
  • Cleveland Marshall Transactional Law Clinic, Legal Intern