Michael Karst

Michael Karst

Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC
  • Employment Law
  • Ohio
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Summary

Michael P. Karst is an associate attorney at Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC. Michael devotes his practice to representing employers in workplace issues involving labor & employment law.

Michael counsels and litigates claims arising under numerous state and federal laws including:
* Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
* Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
* Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
* Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); and
* Ohio Revised Code Section 4112)

He also counsels employers on severance packages, non-compete obligations, and common terms contained in employment agreements.

Michael is licensed to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and both Federal District Courts of Ohio.
Each year since 2017, Michael has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, a distinction which recognizes less than 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio. He is an active member of the Akron Bar Association and other professional groups.

Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law. While in law school, Michael traveled the country competing as a top advocate on the Akron Law Mock Trial Team. Upon completion of his coursework, Michael was awarded a Certificate in Litigation for recognition of his achievements in litigation.

In his free time, Michael is an avid basketball fan (Butler Bulldogs, Utah Jazz) and enjoys exploring all that Northeast Ohio has to offer. Michael prides himself on the personal attention given to each of his clients. He strives to return calls and e-mails within 24 hours and ensures that his client's questions are always answered before they leave the office.

Education
University of Akron
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A.
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Law Clerk
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A.
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Speaking Engagements
Labor & Employment Law 101, 2018 New Lawyer Training, Akron, Ohio
Akron Bar Association
Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Chemistry Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio
Iota Sigma Pi
Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues, Human Resource Bootcamp, Youngstown, Ohio
National Business Institute
Certifications
Certificate in Litigation
University of Akron School of Law
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawnyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Akron Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Trustees ex-officio Member, Labor & Employment Section Officer, New Lawyer Section Chair, Membership Committee Member, Human Resource Committee Member, Bar Trends Taskforce, Leadership Academy Graduate
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Ohio Association for Justice
Board of Trustees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC
Contact & Map
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC
3550 West Market St.
Suite 100
Akron, OH 44333
Telephone: (330) 867-9998
Fax: (330) 867-3786
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed