Cathryn Ensign, Esquire

Cathryn Ensign, Esquire


Favorite Quote: “I don’t know any shortcuts to doing a good job.” Sandra Day O’Connor


Cathryn Ensign is a well respected attorney who has concentrated her practice on civil litigation, workers’ compensation defense, and employment law for over 30 years. In her practice, she represents employers, both public and private, in workers’ compensation and employment related issues. She frequently appears at both administrative hearings before state agencies representing employers in unemployment and workers’ compensation claims. Cathryn litigates employment issues in Courts, both State and Federal on a variety of issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage & hour and wrongful termination of employment. Cathryn also has considerable experience with the defense of safety violations (VSSR) claims and intentional tort actions. p>

Named one of Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers 2019 in Labor & Employment, Litigation and Workers’ Compensation by Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent. Cathryn is honored to have held this rating for over 18 years.

Specialties: Cathryn has counseled employers on personnel and human resources related issues involving Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) compliance matters.

Cathryn previously taught classes in Criminal Justice; Legal Studies; Advanced Legal Writing & Legal Research; Civil Litigation; Employment Law and Administrative Law.

Cathryn currently is a Partner and Head of Litigation for the Gertsburg Law Firm where she concentrates on Employment Law and Civil Litigation matters.

Attorney Ensign provides volunteer attorney services to Legal Aid Society clients and hospice patients.


  • J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • B.A., Social Sciences, Cleveland State University

Courses Taught

  • Business Law
  • Environment and Health Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates