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Neil Klingshirn

Neil Klingshirn

Representing people and companies in employment and business disputes
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Ohio
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Summary

Neil is an AV rated Super Lawyer and Board Certified Employment law Specialist. He is a passionate, resourceful and tireless advocate who has represented individuals and companies in employment and business disputes for over 30 years.

Neil began his legal practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland in 1986. He practiced employment law with his own firm from 1993 until 2016, when he joined Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC.

Neil's knowledge and experience work for his clients. "I grew up on a Lake Erie winery. There I learned hard work and the values I use today. I worked ever since in Northeast Ohio, representing people and companies. I know how to avoid legal trouble and, if legal trouble finds my clients before they find me, how to resolve it for them."

Neil is an experienced litigator, licensed to practice in all Ohio state and federal courts. He discusses litigation with his clients as an investment of their legal fees, with strategies designed to deliver positive returns. Happily, Neil has not had to appeal an adverse decision on behalf of a client for many years, but he keeps his appellate skills polished by writing amicus briefs in the Ohio Supreme Court in cases that affect Ohio employees. Neil does so on behalf of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, where he is a Board Member.

Education
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Order of the Coif
Activities: Law Journal Article Editor Student Funded Fellowship Founder and Trustee
Kent State University
B.B.A. | Accounting
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Professional Experience
Partner
Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC
- Current
Partner
Fortney & Klingshirn
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Associate
Millisor & Nobil (nka Fisher & Phillips)
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Associate
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Representing Clients with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Cleveland Employment Lawyers' Association
Current Issues under the FMLA
Ohio State Bar Association - Midwest Labor Law Conference
Employer Liability for Breaches of Employee Confidential Information
Ohio State Bar Association - Midwest Labor Law Conference
Taking Leave of FMLA Confusion - Tackling the Tough FMLA Issues
Ohio State Bar Association - Midwest Labor Law Conference
Non-competition Agreements - Summary of Law
Cleveland Employment Lawyers' Association
You be the Judge - Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements
Ohio State Bar Association - Midwest Labor Law Conference
Retaliation claims - They Keep on Giving
Ohio State Bar Association - Federal Bench Bar Conference
Statutes of Limitations - The Answers to All of Your Questions
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Resolving Non-competition Disputes Before the Breach
Ohio State Bar Association - Midwest Labor Law Conference
Unlock Non-compete Agreements - Keys to Escape
Unlock Non-compete Agreements
Federal Law Update
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
The Case for the Arbitration Fairness Act
Ohio State Bar Association - Annual Convention
Speaking Engagements
Non-competition Litigation - A Chess Match in 3D, Midwest Labor Law Conference, Columbus, Ohio
OSBA
Non-competition Litigation - A Chess Match in 3D, Midwest Labor Law Conference, Columbus, Ohio
OSBA
Basics of Employment Law - Age Discrimination, Ohio State Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education, Columbus, Ohio
OSBA
Certifications
Certified Specialist - Labor & Employment Law
Ohio State Bar Association
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2005 - 2019
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbel
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Superb 10
Avvo
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
National Employment Lawyer's Association
Member
Current
Ohio Employment Lawyer's Association
Board Member
Current
Protecting Ohio's Employees
Founder and Board Member
Current
Lorain Sailing & Yacht Club
Member
Current
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Board Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
6th Circuit
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Independence
4700 Rockside Rd.
Suite 530
Independence, OH 44131
USA
Telephone: (216) 382-2500
Akron
3560 West Market Street
Suite 305-C
Akron, OH 44333
USA
Telephone: (330) 665-5745