Ms. Brauer is certified as a Labor & Employment Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. For the years 2009 through 2013, Ms. Brauer was recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in the area of employment law. She was also recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as a “Super Lawyer” for the years 2016 through 2019.
Ms. Brauer is a Board Member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and was the Chair of the Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Brauer serves as President of the Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court and formerly served as Vice-President and Treasurer. Ms. Brauer also currently holds the position of Co-Chair for the Women in Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In 2017, Ms. Brauer was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to serve on the Bar’s Judicial Review Committee, which interviews and rates judicial candidates in Northeast Ohio. Ms. Brauer was Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Print Publications Advisory Committee from 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 and co-chaired from 2006-2007. She is also a member of the Labor & Employment Sections for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Brauer is a mediator on the EEOC’s Pro Bono Mediator’s Panel.
Ms. Brauer graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a degree in English/Literature. Ms. Brauer attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk for the Cincinnati Bar Association's Grievance Committee which investigated and prosecuted attorneys for ethical misconduct. After law school, Ms. Brauer was an assistant editor for a legal publishing firm authoring books and articles for corporate counsel in various areas of the law. Ms. Brauer then joined the law firm of Schuster & Simmons Co., LPA. While with Schuster & Simmons, Ms. Brauer represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal, state, and appellate courts in the areas of employment and labor, contract, business, and real estate. Ms. Brauer is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio, the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.