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Andrew Richard Biller

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, Of Counsel
abiller@msdlegal.com
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Direct: (614) 604-8759
Office: (513) 651-3700

Easton Town Center
4200 Regent Street
Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43219

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I opened my own law firm in 2007. Since that time, I have become one of the few lawyers in Ohio that focuses my practice almost exclusively on wage and hour civil litigation. This includes class and collective actions for unpaid minimum wage, overtime compensation, worker misclassification, and wage theft. I also handle employment and business law matters.

Starting on January 1, 2015, I joined the law firm Markovits, Stock & DeMarco as Of Counsel. With the additional support of the great team at MSD, I will continue to practice in the areas of employment, wage and hour, and class action litigation.

I was included as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2015. According to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% of lawyers are named to the Rising Star list.

Most of my work involves representing employees in lawsuits brought in federal or state court. Typically, the legal actions are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Ohio’s minimum wage constitutional amendment (Article II § 34(a)), and Ohio’s Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act (OMFWSA). I also advise businesses and other attorneys on wage and hour issues.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games of all sorts, going to the shooting range, and relaxing with my wife Beth and son Christopher. I am also a fan of cats and the Steelers.

Representative Cases & Cases of Interest

Pandey v. Rascal Unit, case no. 2:09-cv-550 (Mr. Biller acted as lead counsel on behalf of an employee alleging worker misclassification, unpaid overtime wages, and the employer’s failure to keep wage and hour records. Mr. Biller was the first Ohio lawyer to successfully argue for and receive an award of fees for an employer’s failure to keep employee records as required by Ohio’s minimum wage constitutional amendment (Article II § 34(a)). Privately resolved.)

Yanni v. Red Brick Mortgage, case no. 2:07-cv-1260 (Mr. Biller acted as co-counsel on behalf of a class of mortgage brokers alleging unpaid overtime wages. This case was later cited in the Department of Labor’s opinion letter AI 2010-1. Privately resolved with one defendant and judgment of $85,997.66 against two other defendants.)


Eisel v. Fortney Companies, Inc., case no. 2:11-cv-298 (Mr. Biller acted as co-counsel on behalf of a class of restaurant workers alleging an illegal tip pool, unpaid minimum wages, and unpaid overtime wages. Privately resolved.)


Royster v. Gillen, case no. 2008-CI-0483 (Mr. Biller acted as co-counsel on behalf of four medical services employees alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, assault, and battery. Privately resolved.)


Cassley v. Kanji Lancaster, Inc., case no. 2:12-cv-337 (Mr. Biller acted as lead counsel on behalf of a group of seven waitresses and bartenders alleging an illegal tip pool, retaliation, unpaid minimum wages, and unpaid overtime wages. Judgment of $23,191 plus attorney’s fees and costs.)


Wright-Parker v. Brenner, case no. 2:13-cv-1076 (Mr. Biller acted as lead counsel on behalf of a music teacher alleging unpaid minimum wages and overtime wages. Settlement of $11,000 plus $9,000 in fees and costs. The case was covered in the Columbus Dispatch.)

Education

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2005

B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2002

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Ohio, 2006
Pennsylvania, 2005
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

National Employment Lawyers Association

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Ohio Association for Justice

Central Ohio Association for Justice