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Christopher P. Wido

  • Partner

Badges & Accolades:

Christopher Wido Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Christopher Wido Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law 100%

Biography

Chris Wido is a Partner at Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm and manages the wage and hour division. Chris was admitted to practice law in Ohio in November of 2013 after graduating from the University of Akron School of Law with honors. During the entire course of Chris's career, he has practiced primarily in the area of labor and employment law. Since 2016, Chris' practice has been highly concentrated in representing employees in cases arising under federal and state wage and hour laws, to include litigating collective actions around the nation. Chris has successfully represented employees in obtaining their unpaid wages and overtime in individual cases and collective/class actions filed in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia.

About Me
Interview questions and answers:

When I was in the Air Force I had a Master Sergeant tell me that he believed I was untrustworthy because I am an Atheist and in his view, “we all have to believe in something.” I had previously felt that this Sergeant had seemed to single me out for nitpicking – nothing I did was good enough, even though I was one of the most experienced in my shop. As he as at the top of our section, I felt powerless to do anything about it. This set of circumstances had an effect of creating a feeling of hopelessness because no matter how well I did the job, I knew he would look at me differently.

This is deeply personal for me, but I would say that I was marginalized and mistreated throughout my childhood due to a perceived disability. Not necessarily by my parents, but the “system.” This experience made me angry as a teenager, and as I matured, that anger turned into a passion for fighting on behalf of the oppressed.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is near and dear to me because it is literally about recovering stolen wages from employers and giving them back to the workers who earned them – and often double that amount.

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • 2013
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    • 2007
  • Conneaut High School, Conneaut, Ohio
    • 1998

Bar Admission

  • Ohio

Honors

  • CALI Excellence Award for Insurance Law
  • Rising Star, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Past Positions

  • United States Air Force in Enid, Oklahoma
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