Meet the Team

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Jason P. Cleveland

A seasoned employment law and civil litigation attorney in the Indianapolis area, Jason has practiced law since 2003. He’s handled multiple federal jury trials in the Northern and Southern District of Indiana Courts and represented clients at the EEOC, MSPB, SEAC and ICRC, as well as Indiana State Courts, local government bodies and boards.

He’s a DePauw University graduate, with a degree in Philosophy, who grew up in New Castle, Indiana. A third generation small business owner, he follows in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Jason lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two daughters, and one son.

After earning his law degree at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Jason spent the first seven years of his career as an attorney at Hostetter & O’Hara in Brownsburg, practicing general civil litigation before federal and state courts. At John H. Haskin & Associates (formerly Haskin & LaRue), Jason focused his practice exclusively on employment and discrimination law.

You will not meet a bigger Indianapolis Colts fanatic, with his love for Hoosier basketball ticking in as a close second. Jason also enjoys running, regularly participating in local marathons and half marathons, and joins his family in running the Drumstick Dash each year. Aside from his devotion to the Horse (and his wife and kids, of course) Jason also enjoys jamming out to live music and watching Quentin Tarantino movies.
Meghan U. Lehner
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Meghan U. Lehner

Meghan discovered her interest in employment law long before she got her law degree, inspired by her family’s long-held union ties – including her 91-year-old grandmother in the 1950s – and her mom’s experience as a small business owner. Since getting her law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2005, she’s practiced as an attorney in Indiana and Florida.

A proud Italian-American, Meghan grew up working on her mom’s large charter boat on Long Island, New York. She graduated from Hofstra University with an English degree and played tennis and softball in college. She lives in Fishers with her husband, Dave, and sons, Robert and Joey.

Starting her career in Indianapolis, she began as an attorney at Fulk & Associates, and later joined Haskin, Lauter, LaRue & Gibbons. In 2008, Meghan moved to Florida and worked for a defense firm, before returning to Indiana to resume work at Haskin & LaRue now known as John H. Haskin & Associates.

With a focus on employment law and civil rights, Meghan represents employees in cases concerning Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, wage claims, and Due Process and First Amendment violations. She’s a frequent contributing author and has presented continuing legal education seminars and presentations in employment law and discrimination.

Meghan has over 10 years of experience representing employees in Federal Court, as well as federal administrative agencies like the EEOC and MSPB, and state agencies like SEAC. In addition to the federal courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Meghan is also admitted to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She’s successfully briefed and presented oral arguments on behalf of clients in the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

A lover of ’80s hair bands, roller coasters, and the NY Yankees, Meghan spends her free time hanging out with her family, working out at the gym, and attending local sports events, like cheering on the Indianapolis Indians, Indy Fuel and Colts. She also loves to sample local craft beers, watch horror movies and read true crime stories.
Christopher L. Cassidy
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Christopher L. Cassidy

Chris gained vast experience in consumer law, debt and creditor resolution, landlord-tenant issues, as well as family law and civil litigation while working as an attorney in the Indianapolis area the past 15 years.

Raised in Plymouth, Indiana, Chris obtained a Psychology degree from DePauw University, where he played college baseball and met his wife, Jennifer. They have two children, a daughter, and son, and love taking trips as a family to Disney, Universal Studios and Ft. Myers Beach.

Chris graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 2001. At Hostetter & O’Hara, Chris focused on business litigation before federal and state courts, before he became a managing partner and compliance officer for Javitch Block & Rathbone LLC in Indianapolis. Chris also served as corporate counsel with the Legal Collections Group at Simon Property Group in Indianapolis.

His pastimes include cycling, golf, going to the movies and coaching his kids’ various sports teams. An avid fan of the Colts, Notre Dame football and IU basketball, he clings to the hope every year that his beloved Cubs will finally win another World Series.
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Eric J. Hartz

Eric brings a bevy of life and litigation experience to the CLC team and has practiced law since 2011. After forays into criminal defense, family law and estate planning, Eric found a home in the legal field in 2014, when he began working at John H. Haskin and Associates, one of Indiana’s oldest plaintiff-focused employment law firms, and has focused his practice on employment and discrimination issues ever since. He’s a veteran of several bench and jury trials and has made court appearances in over 35 Indiana counties. He’s admitted to the Northern and Southern District of Indiana United States District Courts and has presented oral argument at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Eric is a part of a family of lawyers. His father was the first member of his family to attend college and has been an attorney in Northeast Indiana since 1975, and his brother is a partner at an intellectual property firm in Indianapolis. Eric lives with his wife, Kristin, in Indianapolis, and they recently welcomed their first child, a boy.

Following his graduation from DePauw University, Eric used his English Writing degree as a professional journalist for several years, writing for newspapers, magazines and on the Web before beginning his legal education at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law. While in law school, Eric continued his journalism endeavors as the publisher of ColtPower.com, an Indianapolis Colts website on the Scout.com network, appearing often on sports radio programs,
podcasts, and on the NFL Network as a team expert.

When he’s not counseling clients on employment issues, Eric loves exploring Indiana state parks and wilderness areas with his English Springer Spaniel, Scout. A fan of both American and European football, Eric follows the Indianapolis Colts and Liverpool FC year round. He’s also an avid reader who enthusiastically tries (and fails) to reach his goal of finishing 52 books each year. Eric is also a music lover with a collection of classic vinyl at home, and can often be found rocking out to the working-class anthems of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
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Amy E. Leitgeb

Amy the amazing assistant is just that – amazing. Amy hails from all over. Growing up in Pittsburgh sealed the deal on her lifelong devotion to both the Steelers and, to a greater degree, the Penguins. She couldn’t stay put for long, so Amy lived with her husband and two eldest sons in San Francisco California for several years before putting down roots in Indiana, where she welcomed another son to the mix. Amy has worked for lawyers most of her career, but none that she enjoys more so than the attorneys at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy.

Whether she’s answering phones, filing documents in court, or helping troubleshoot problems around the office, Amy always has a smile on her face. Her “can do” attitude serves as a vital backbone to the success of Cleveland Lehner Cassidy.

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