Taurean Shattuck is a Partner at Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm. In 2017, he graduated Cleveland Marshall College of Law summa cum laude. While in law school, Taurean was the President of the Black Law Students' Association, a tutor, a member of the trial team, and a member of the Cleveland State Law Review, where his article was published. Upon graduation, he gained valuable legal skills working on complex transactional and litigation matters at a prominent firm in downtown Cleveland. Taurean has dedicated his legal career on making a difference for his clients, and will continue to do so at Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm.
Interview questions and answers:
Why is it important to you to represent real people instead of companies?
In representing real people, you are able to make a real difference. While each case represents a small sliver of society, it also can make a huge difference in that individual’s life. Big change can come from a culmination of really big little moments.
What is your favorite memory of working with Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm?
My favorite memory while working at Spitz happened right after Brian and I got a favorable judgment at trial for our client. The client, who came to trial everyday right after getting off work on third shift, gave us the biggest hug; not because he was awarded money, but that he was vindicated. It was an amazing feeling.
Tell me about a time when you felt discriminated against, picked on, or bullied and how that impacts how you do your job?
As a mixed-race individual, I have experienced multiple instances of discrimination, whether overtly or through microaggressions. This allows me to empathize with many of my clients, creating an environment where they feel seen and heard.
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
- J.D. - 2018
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
- Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
- B.A. - 2012
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Major: Paralegal Studies
- Ohio, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
- Jones Day, Associate Attorney, 2018 to 2019