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Michael Karst

Michael Karst

Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A.
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law
  • Ohio
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Michael P. Karst is an associate attorney with JKFM Law. Michael devotes his entire practice to civil litigation where he helps individuals resolve their wrongful termination and personal injury cases. He investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination, harassment, negligence, and intentional misconduct.

Michael routinely fights on behalf of his clients against large corporations and major insurance companies for violations of:
* Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
* Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
* Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); and
* Ohio Discrimination Laws (Ohio Revised Code Section 4112)

He also counsels employees on severance packages, non-compete obligations, and other terms contained in typical employment agreements. Michael's practice also includes assisting pet owners and dog breeders with understanding Ohio's complex regulations.

Michael is licensed to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and both Federal District Courts of Ohio.
Since 2017, Michael has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, which recognizes less than 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio. He is a member of the Akron Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice.

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.

University of Akron
J.D. (2013) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A.
- Current
Law Clerk
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A.
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
Certificate in Litigation
University of Akron School of Law
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Akron Bar Association
- 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
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • English
Websites & Blogs
JKFM Law Blog
Contact & Map
Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone
26021 Center Ridge Rd #200
Westlake, OH 44145
Telephone: (216) 771-4050
Fax: (216) 771-0732