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Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

About Me

Attorney F. Benjamin RiekJurisdictions:



  • Ohio

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuit


Admitted To The Bar:



  • Ohio, 1978

  • Texas, 1986

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1980

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1986

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1992

  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1987


Education:



  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1978


Professional Memberships and Achievements:



  • National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association

  • Ohio State Bar Associations, Labor & Employment Law Section

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Employment & Labor: 35%
    37 years, 250 cases
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    37 years, 200 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    25 years, 100 cases
  4. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    37 years, 125 cases

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Contact Info

F. Benjamin Riek III

120 E Mill St Ste 437
Akron, OH, 44308-1721

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive197808/10/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Discipline198608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Partially Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2010

    updated

    Partially probated suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior

    F.’s comment: “I resigned from practicing in Texas rather than litigate the 2 claims against me. I returned to Ohio where we had yet to sell our house. The first claim resulted from a client who delayed cashing a refund check. The second client accised me of failing to fiel a timely charge with the EEOC. I admitted I miscalculated the date.”

  2. Suspension For Term
    issued in OH, 2010

    updated

    Suspended for term means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    F.’s comment: “My suspension expired in December 2010. I accepted the suspension because I issued a settlement check to a client that was returned NSF from my trust account. I promptly made the check good. The overdraft occurred because I added a deposit twice into the account. No client funds were ever missing or misused.”

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Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Emershaw Mushkat & SchneierOf Counsel2013 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fasteners for Retail v. DeJohnReversal of trial court order
Fasteners for Retail v. DeJohnReversal of trial court order
Vannoy v. Celanese Corp.Case reversed and ordered to be set for trial.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Case Western Reserve UniversityBiology and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975