BARRY L. SWEET

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

       J.D.: Cleveland State U. - Marshall Law School, June 1982.
       M.A: Case Western Reserve U., 1968, in Speech Communications.
Graduate   Teaching Fellow in rhetoric, speech, voice & diction, argumentation debate (1966-67).
       B.A.: Adelbert College of Western Reserve University, 1966 (Cum Laude, 4.0
average in Speech Communication major): Adelbert College Outstanding Senior Award ('66); ODK (Leadership Hon.), DSR-TKA (Speech Hon.); Ohio College Debate Champion ('64, ’65 & '66).

       Certifications: Admitted United States Supreme Court Bar 4/6/92, U.S. Court of Appeals (6th cir.) 1983, U.S. District Court 1982, Ohio Bar 11/15/82; Ohio Notary Public; Ohio Dept. of Education Teacher Certification: Speech & English; Ohio Dept. of Health Multi-Unit Food Service Operation Manager Certification.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

       President (2009-2011) of Board of Education: Euclid City School District (elected 2008-2011). Directed successful 2009 $60 mil. facilities construction bond issue and 2008 operating levy campaigns.
       Private Law Practice: Barry L. Sweet Attorney at Law® (Since 11/82). 22408 Lake
Shore Boulevard, Euclid, OH 44123. School, juvenile & family law, labor & employment, criminal, probate & administrative law. Counsel of record in State, ex rel. Mazzaro, v. Ferguson (1990), 49 Ohio St.3d 37 [Ohio Supreme Court decision about public records disclosure, municipal audits, and award of attorney fees] and Gunn v. Euclid City School District (1988), 51 Ohio App.3d 4l [public sector ULP and appellate review, teacher early retirement plans, & SERB ULP jurisdiction, common law claims].
       President: Euclid Civil Service Commission (1/90-12/01 – Commissioner 5/88-12/01).
       Law Clerk: J. Norman Stark Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, OH (8-11/82) legal research, pleading, briefing, motion practice & trial prep for construction law firm.

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

       Adjunct Faculty Professor/Lecturer/Instructor: Cuyahoga Community College (9/88- present: part-time: Western/Eastern/Corporate College-West /Garfield Hts.HS/ Euclid HS campuses) public speaking & interpersonal communications; Capital University (9/05-9/06: part-time); Lakeland Community College (9/98-12/00: part-time); Tiffin University (10/97-5/98 part-time: Elyria, OH, campus of accelerated business degree program) organizational communications; Cleveland State University (9/83-6/92 part-time:School of Communications) group communications.            
       Business Manager: Mayfield City Schools, Mayfield, OH. (10/79-8/81) Managed all
business affairs of 175 non-teaching staff (2 unions) and 7 supervisors, buildings, grounds, 50 vehicle fleet & maintenance (school buses, trucks, cars), 8 lunchrooms, purchasing and bidding (including spec writing & contract/lease administration), insurance, construction (2 bldgs.).
       Business Manager: West Geauga Local Schools, Chesterland, OH. (7/69-10/79)
Duties similar to Mayfield but included public relations and publications.
       Coach: University School, Hunting Valley, OH. (9/66-8/78: part-time) debate and forensics ('78 Ohio HS Debate Champs; '73 runnerup; nat'l. finals 3X).
       Assistant Director: The Andrews School (private girls school), Willoughby, OH. (7/68-6/69) managed public and alumnae relations, publications, development, job
placement & taught speech and debate.
       Speech & English Teacher: Shaw High School, East Cleveland Schools (8/67-7/68).

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

       President (2011): Euclid Democratic Club
       Trustee (since 2007): Noble Beach Association (neighborhood & park governing board).
       Chairman: Cuyahoga Co. Bar Asso. Lawyer Referral Committee (90-91).
       Treasurer: Mayfield Area Recreation Council (79-81) books, payroll, insurance,
investments.
       Many speeches: before parent, civic, professional, school bus driver, Rotary & Kiwanis
groups; Cuyahoga Civil Service Commissioners Association; Toastmasters Area Clubs Annual Dinner; American Society of Personnel Administrators; Ohio Assoc.
of School Business Officials; guest lecturer at John Carroll U. Forensic Institute; 6 Euclid High School commencement addresses in 2009, 2010, 2011.
       Successful lobbying: Ohio legislature (2010: House Health Committee on HB 373 &
SB210; 1976: lobbied Senate passage on community recreation tax districting bill;
1973: House hearings and final vote on 2 education bills.

PERSONAL

       Memberships: Lake County Bar Assn., The Jamestowne Society, Sons of American
Revolution – Western Reserve Society, STRS, SERS, PERS; former member of
Toastmasters International & American Inst. of Parliamentarians.
       Phones: 24 Hours: 216.289.5100 Fax: 216.452.9980
       E-mail: blsweet@roadrunner.com   
Website: attorneybarrysweet.com

 

 

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