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Madilyn Maruna

Madilyn Maruna

  • Attorney
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Rated by Super Lawyers Madilyn Maruna, Selected in 2024 Thomson Reuters

Madilyn (Madi) Maruna is a Shareholder at Cavitch Familo & Durkin, focusing her practice in the areas of employment and commercial litigation. Madi is uniquely positioned to represent both closely held businesses as well as employees in matters regarding Title VII (employment discrimination and retaliation), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Ohio Revised Code 4112. With experience representing both employers and employees, Madi has gained a unique litigation perspective that allows her to offer creative solutions for her clients. She also has significant experience representing closely held businesses and individuals in non-compete matters, class/collective actions, commercial litigation, contract disputes, probate litigation, partnership disputes, and real estate disputes.

Her experience also includes regularly representing employers in administrative investigations and proceedings involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Ohio Department of Commerce (Wage and Hour Division), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS – Ohio Unemployment), and other administrative agencies.

Madi spends much of her time counseling clients to keep them out of litigation by drafting comprehensive employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, policies and agreements to protect confidential information and trade secrets, as well as employee handbooks and operating policies.

Madi earned her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, magna cum laude, and her undergraduate degree in Marketing, cum laude, with a minor in Entrepreneurship, from John Carroll University. Before law school, Madi worked for a financial compliance firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and a China-based manufacturer. Throughout law school, Madi was a member of Cleveland-Marshall’s flagship law review journal and externed for the Cleveland-Marshall Civil Litigation Clinic, where she assisted with representing clients in immigration and unemployment matters. Madi also served as a law clerk for Jackson Lewis, P.C., and Tittle & Perlmuter.

Giving back to the Cleveland community is important to Madi. She volunteers her time as the President of the Cleveland chapter of the Salvation Army’s young professional group, Echelon. She also serves on the National Echelon Leadership Council, which oversees all Echelon chapters nationally. Madi is a dog lover and a board member of One Health Organization, an organization promoting the human/animal connection by providing veterinary vouchers to low-income pet parents in Northeast Ohio. She is also very involved with the Cleveland Animal Protective League. In her spare time, Madi enjoys spending time with family, practicing yoga, cooking, and relaxing with her dogs, Hendrix and Intro.

Practice Areas


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor – 12/2018
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • John Carroll University
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major:
    • Minor:

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association | 3 Rs Program

Published Works

  • Business Summary of Ohio Stay at Home Order
  • An Analysis of Federal & Ohio COVID-19 Legislation
  • COVID-19 Return to Work and Testing Procedures

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, The Salvation Army
  • President of The Salvation Army Greater Cleveland Echelon chapter
  • Member of the Board of Directors of One Health Organization

Past Positions

  • Cleveland-Marshall Civil Litigation Clinic, Extern
  • Jackson Lewis, P.C., Law Clerk
  • Tittle & Perlmuter, Law Clerk
  • Selected for Super Lawyers Rising Stars honor in 2022, 2023, and 2024.