Attorney Scott Perlmuter

Scott Perlmuter


Scott Perlmuter strongly believes in fighting for the underdog. “I take particular pride in overcoming the odds, and championing the cause that others view too daunting a challenge.”

Whether as counsel for nationwide classes of employees deprived of fair wages, or vindicating violations of constitutional rights of deceased inmates, Mr. Perlmuter excels in his position as a representative, confidant, and true advocate for his clients. He prides himself in taking a pragmatic, attentive, and aggressive approach with all cases.

His reputation and track record for success speak for themselves.  For five consecutive years, Mr. Perlmuter has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, an accolade bestowed by peers in the legal community upon the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.

A lifelong Clevelander, he loves this city and treasures the ability to represent the people across the Greater Cleveland area.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D.: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • B.A., Political Science: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 – 2016

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Volunteer Lawyer’s Program

Representative Cases

  • Haas v. Univ. of Toledo Med. Ctr., Ct. of Cl. Case No. 2010-11005, 2011-Ohio-7011
  • Glover v. Small Bone Innovations, N.D. Ohio 1:2011cv02709, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88130
  • Boyd v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 8th Dist. App. No. 97703, 2012-Ohio-2513
  • Nicholas v. Lake Cty., Ohio 11th Dist. App. No. 2012-L-140, 2013-Ohio-4294
  • Allen v. Cuyahoga County, N.D. Ohio 1:12cv01659, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13622
  • Petty v. Russell Cellular, S.D. Ohio 2:2013cv01110, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42185
  • Pokorny v. Excavating Building Material And Construction Drivers Union Local No. 436 Pension Fund, N.D. Ohio 1:14cv02821, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62761