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Neil Edward Klingshirn

Employment and labor Attorney at Independence, OH

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

About Neil

Learn Neil’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    70%
    Representing individuals and companies in employment and business disputes.

    36 years

  2. Business
    20%

  3. Discrimination
    10%

NEIL KLINGSHIRN KNOWS EMPLOYMENT MATTERS. IF YOU NEED HELP, CALL HIM AT 216-868-4672

I grew up on a Lake Erie winery and lived all of my life in Ohio. As an attorney, I represent individuals and companies in employment and business disputes. I help my clients make workplace wrongs right again.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Licensed for 36 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Neil

Empployment Law Partners, LLC
4700 Rockside Road
Suite 530
Independence, OH, 44131

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Neil received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When you need a specialist
The medical profession is typically divided between the general practitioner and the specialist. The legal profession is similar between the general attorney and the specialist attorney. I had an employment issue so I went to an employment specialist attorney - Neil. First, he was very good in discussing the situation and explaining the issues to me. Second, he consulted his 3 partners on a few things. The "team" approach is very big in a number of professional services, including health, and, in my case, 4 heads were better than 1. Third, although he was the attorney "in charge" I never felt I was standing on the sidelines. Neil kept me very well informed and respected my opinions and decisions. Many times when we're looking for specialists in any field, we turn to online reviews. I'm throwing in my hat for Neil. When you want the best specialist in employment law go with him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2007
Very HIP
I met Neil in April of 2005. My start up was facing a few legal issues that had the potential to bury us. To make a long story short, Neil helped us navigate through some very tricky waters and today we run a thriving .com and operate one of worlds largest networks of B2B sites. Neil is a man of Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism who is more than passionate about serving his clients and his profession. Thank you Neil! Jason
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment
Neil handled my employment case. He did great work! He is tenacious, intelligent and very responsive.
Posted by Phillip T. Thomas | January 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Professional & Solid"
I contacted Mr. Klingshern seeking insight regarding a legal matter which I may pursue. Without hesitation he promptly replied, conversed, & offered concise, & logical suggestions that I believe will be of great benefit if I decide to go forward with this issue. In my opinion Mr. Klingshern is definitely the go to legal attorney!! Phillip
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Posted by Ed | June 11, 2015
Amazingly Awesome
I am writing this review on the 4 year anniversary of Neil successfully negotiating a favorable outcome to non-compete fight that 11 other lawyers told me was un-winnable. The other 11 lawyers told me my only option was to violate the non-compete and fight it in court. I felt the other 11 lawyers just wanted a long drawn out battle so they could create their own revenue stream. Neil's approach was fast, effective and worth every last cent of what he billed. He negotiated and won everything I wanted. On this day, the company I started has supported my family for 4 years, and Neil Klingshirn played a huge role in it's success.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2014
Excellent lawyer, extremely knowledgeable and highly recommended!
I found Neil by doing a Google search and certainly did not expect to find such great lawyer right away. He represented me in a case that involved a previous employer. I was pleasantly surprised by Neil's knowledge and his ability to answer ALL of my questions and concerns immediately after I contacted him. I did not hesitate to contact him - he always made himself available and I could not have asked for better communication. Not only did we get fabulous results, but he was compassionate, responsive and fun during our entire case. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Karen | July 11, 2012
Trustworthy and Honest Representation
After struggling through issues of my case with another attorney, I found Neil. He understood that I had ethical considerations in entering a settlement agreement, yet he let me know when I could not afford to allow my moral compass to make all the decisions. He was very responsive, sharp, and did not back down from a major Cleveland-based law firm. He did not attempt to deal behind my back, and I very much appreciated his professionalism.
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Posted by Ann | June 18, 2010
Extremely Qualified Attorney
Mr. Klingshirn is an excellent attorney who shows quick understanding of the case issues. He has an amazing ability to remember detail. He is a dedicated, very well qualified, and knowledgeable lawyer with a solid and current, legal perspective. He is an effective communicator. He treated me in a collegial manner, always answering my questions, keeping me up-dated, and explaining all the aspects of my case. He is able to explain complex legal issues and make them understandable. He was always available via email or telephone for consultation and to address my concerns. Neil is conscientious, determined, and tenacious. He conducts himself in a professional and ethical manner with integrity and honesty. I very much recommend Neil as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2007
Client Review
Attorney Neil Klingshirn represented me in a lawsuit with a former employer regarding beach of contract (promise of bonus which was never paid). Neil was very knowledgeable in this area, and did a very good job of obtaining an out-of-court settlement before the case went to trial. I have recommended Neil to several of my friends who have labor law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2007
Exceptional Lawyer
I would strongly recommend Neil as a lawyer. Neil was great to work with as he is extremely knowledgeable about employment discrimination. He took the time to explore the details of my case and then explain how the law fit into my circumstances. Neil gave me options as we moved through the various stages of the case. He always responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Neil took the time to answer my questions and explain in detail what was happening. I always found him to be hard working and attentive. The documents he prepared for me were exceptionally well written. I also enjoyed his sense of humor as going through the case was not always easy on me.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2007
Neil Klingshirn is A+++
I recommend Mr. Klingshirn without hesitation or reservation. He is conscientious, razor-sharp mentally and intellectually and a master at comprehending case details. His knowledge of the law is unquestionable. His approach is determined and aggressive. Throughout my case, Neil was always available for consultation. Even though I think he has a very active practice, I always felt as though I was his only client. In short, Neil is everything and more that you would expect in a top-notch legal talent.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Employment Law Partners, LLC fka Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fortney & Klingshirn
  • 1993 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Millisor & Nobil
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
  • 1986 - 1988
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Kent State University
  • bachelor's of business administration
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • 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.

Associations

  • Protecting Ohio's Employees
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Community Legal Aid
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association Employment Section
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Employment Section
  • Chair, Secy and Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Josh Morrow Workplace Fairness Fund
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Hudson Civil Service Commission
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Unlock Non-compete Agreements - Keys to Escape
  • Unlock Non-compete Agreements
  • 2010
  • Employee Rights Quarterly
  • Retaliation Cases
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Midwest Labor Law Conference
  • Strategies for Resolving Non-competition Disputes, with Views from the Bench
  • 2010
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Assn 2009 Seminar
  • Winning Cases with OELASmart.net
  • 2009
  • Ohio Midwest Labor Law Conference
  • How Arbitration Works
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Neil
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Discrimination Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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Independence Employment and labor Lawyer Neil Edward Klingshirn
Neil Edward Klingshirn
Employment and labor Attorney
Independence, OH
Licensed for 36 years