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Neil Edward Klingshirn

Neil Edward Klingshirn

About me

Neil represents individuals and business owners in all employment matters, in including discrimination, sexual harassment, non-competition and wrongful discharge cases. He is a successful trial attorney and an experienced negotiator. 


In addition to righting workplace wrongs, Neil likes to  start things and watch them grow. In 2000 he built a web community of employment lawyers. He also built a back yard pond. They do amazing things. The pond attracted the young hawk in this picture, for example, who pounced on a poor, unsuspecting frog moments after this picture was taken. 


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    28 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (30-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Neil Scott Rubin

    I endorse this lawyer. Neil is tops in his field. His experience and acumen make him a great choice for any employment matter no matter how complicated or contentious.


    Neil Rubin DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • David Alan Young

    Neil is an outstanding member of the bar in Northeastern Ohio. He has a tremendous grasp of the law in the employment arena and is competent, smart, and hard-working.


    David Young Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fortney & Klingshirn

4040 Embassy Parkway Suite 280
Akron, OH, 44333


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV rated, for the highest legal ability and ethicsN/A2006
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers and Northern Ohio Live2005
Outstanding Senior of the YearKent State University1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFortney & Klingshirn1993 - Present
AssociateMillisor & Nobil1988 - 1999
AssociateSquire, Sanders & Dempsey1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Legal AidBoard Member2009 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association Employment SectionBoard Member2006 - Present
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar Employment SectionSecretary and Treasurer2004 - 2006
Josh Morrow Workplace Fairness FundBoard Member2003 - 2009
Hudson Civil Service CommissionChair2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Momchilov v. McIlvaine Trucking, Int’l, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27620 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 24, 2010)Summary judgment denied.
Jacobs v. Marietta Mem. Hosp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25464 (S.D. Ohio Feb. 23, 2010)Summary judgment denied; case settled before trial
Dokes v. Jefferson County, 61 Fed. Appx. 174 (6th Cir. Ohio 2003)Summary judgment reversed; case sent to trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Unlock Non-compete Agreements - Keys to EscapeUnlock Non-compete Agreements2010
Employee Rights QuarterlyRetaliation Cases2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawN/AN/A1986
Kent State UniversityAccountingOther - Bachelors1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Midwest Labor Law ConferenceStrategies for Resolving Non-competition Disputes, with Views from the Bench2010
Ohio Employment Lawyers Assn 2009 SeminarWinning Cases with OELASmart.net2009
Ohio Midwest Labor Law ConferenceHow Arbitration Works2004