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1300 E. 9th Street

Suite 1600

Cleveland, OH 44114



Workers’ Compensation

Labor & Employment Litigation

Insurance Industry

Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith



Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999

John Carroll University, Bachelor of Arts, 1996

Myra Barsoum Stockett

Partner in Charge – Cleveland

A leader in her field, Myra Barsoum Stockett has a wide range of experience in workers’ compensation, labor and employment law, and insurance coverage matters. Myra is a dedicated advocate for her clients, and works to find the right resolution for each matter. She maintains a strong motion practice and has resolved workers compensation and legal malpractice claims by summary judgment.

Myra handles administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the adjudicating bodies of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. She has successfully defended against death claims, Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) applications, and prevailed on continuing jurisdiction matters that have led to previously allowed conditions and claims being reversed on behalf of employers. She also has broad experience with workers’ compensation appeals in the Court of Common Pleas in addition to vast appellate experience, including the handling of mandamus proceedings.

Myra also represents clients in employment-related matters, including defending employers from claims for wrongful termination, violations of Title VII and R.C. 4112, retaliation, and other statutory claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Myra handles all aspects of insurance coverage issues from coverage opinions to litigation, and provides guidance in drafting policy language. She has filed and defended declaratory judgment actions and third party complaints. She counsels, advises, and defends clients in coverage and bad faith claims in state and federal courts across Ohio, as well as in appellate courts.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Myra was a shareholder at Reminger Co., LPA where she served as a member of the firm’s management team, and was Co-Chair of the insurance coverage/bad faith practice group. Myra previously served as General Counsel for a privately owned physician recruiting company.

Myra frequently presents at conferences and education seminars for both legal and business professionals in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment law, insurance coverage, tort reform, and general liability. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Case Western Reserve University Law School Alumni Association and St. Peter and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church.




United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2000


Memberships & Affiliations



  • Intoxication or Drug Use by Injured Employee, Ken Ganley Automotive Group, Ohio’s largest Auto Dealer, May 22, 2023
  • Critical Essentials from Both Sides of the Aisle, Workers’ Compensation in Ohio, NBI, Inc., November 29, 2022
  • Workers’ Compensation Common Law Doctrine of Voluntary Abandonment, Workers’ Compensation Law Update, Cincinnati Bar Association, December 3, 2021
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Statute Medicare Set Asides, FedEx Ground – Litigation and Risk Management Outside Service Provider Summit, October 28, 2021
  • Remote Work Policies, Best Practices & Legal Considerations, webinar, June 2, 2020
  • Workers’ Compensation Leave, Legal Affairs Summit, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 7, 2020
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Cutting Through the Haze, September 24, 2019
  • Marijuana in the Workplace – What Employers Need to Know, August 22, 2019
  • Appropriate Considerations and Strategy When Denying Workers’ Compensation Claims, June 17, 2019
  • Marijuana in the Workplace, May 23, 2019
  • The Wage Calculation Procedure for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims, May 9, 2017
  • Discussion of Lincoln Electric v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. decision, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, June 7, 2016
  • Contract Review and Negotiations for the Hospital Physician, Cleveland Clinic Foundation MD residents, Lerner Research Institute, March, 19, 2014
  • Contract Negotiations for the Medical Provider, Cleveland Clinic CME, December 4, 2013
  • Evolving Health Care Laws – What Every Practitioner Needs to Know, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, May 19, 2011
  • Choice of Law Analysis and Risk Retention Group Ability to Insure Against Punitive Damages, National Risk Retention Association Annual Meeting, October 5, 2010



  • Head to Head Competition, Medical Practice Management Association (MGMA), March 2013
  • Physician Non-compete Agreements, Medical Practice Management Association (MGMA), October 2012


Published Cases

  • Ozvath v. Buckeye Union Insurance Co., 196 Ohio App.3d 658, 2011-Ohio-5414, Apr 30, 2012
  • State ex. rel. Turner Construction Co. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, 142 Ohio St.3d 310, 2015-Ohio-1202, Jun 7, 2015


Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2020 – present
  • Lawyers of Color, Law Firm Leaders Guide, 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star, 2013; Super Lawyer, 2024
  • Marquis Who’s Who, Honored Listee, 2023


Board Positions & Community Service

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Member
  • Sts. Peter and George Coptic Orthodox Church, Board of Directors, Member