Christopher R. Switzer

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Christopher Switzer focuses his developing practice on employee-benefits compliance, including issues related to health and welfare plans, retirement plans and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Drawing on his years of experience in the employee-benefits industry and his internship at the U.S. Department of Labor, Christopher provides a business perspective that helps him understand and prioritize the practical needs of his clients.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Worldwide Employee Benefits (WEB) Network, Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Case Western Reserve University: Volunteer Mock Trial Judge (2020 to 2022)

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor: Legal Extern (2022)
  • University Hospitals: Remote Law Clerk (2021)
  • BakerHostetler: Summer Intern (2021)
  • The Honorable Melody J. Stewart, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio: Remote Legal Extern (2021)
  • Lau & Lau Associates: Employee Benefits Specialist (2015 to 2019)


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2022, summa cum laude; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Managing Editor (Volume 72); Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Concordia University Ann Arbor, 2013, magna cum laude