Yvette focuses her practice on Employment & Labor Law. She advises and assists clients in various matters, including employment litigation, workers’ compensation, policy development, HR consulting, and compliance and training. She also assists our startup and small business clients with incorporation, corporate structure, and other corporate formation issues. Yvette serves as a member of Cincinnati City Council, focusing on several initiatives including small business development.
(B.A., B.S., 2000)
Order of the Barristers, Human Rights Quarterly, Senior Editor
Yvette has always been an advocate for issues affecting women, children, and those less fortunate, including causes affecting the poor and disabled. As a member of Council, Yvette has established the Youth Commission of Cincinnati, a consortium of individuals and organizations working together to improve the state of youth in Cincinnati. Yvette often speaks to groups throughout the city about leadership, overcoming adversity, and accomplishing goals. Yvette is affectionately known as “Ms. Cincinnati” by many of her friends, because she is a hardcore fan of all things “Cincinnati”, including her beloved Reds and Bengals. She is also a self-professed “foodie”, “wine and craft beer enthusiast,” and lover of live music who can often be found exploring the many new restaurants and music and entertainment establishments throughout Greater Cincinnati. Japp’s, a historic establishment in Cincinnati, recently restored and reopened by Mixologist Molly Wellman, has created a cocktail in Yvette’s name made with Crème Yvette, a liqueur known for its quality, integrity, and balance, words that also describe its namesake. Next time you are in Cincinnati, stop by Japp’s and ask for the “Yvette” cocktail. In her free time, she also enjoys playing golf (when the weather permits), salsa dancing, and singing.