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F. Benjamin Riek III

Employment and labor Attorney at Akron, OH

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  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 45 years
    Texas - TX 37 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice - Discipline Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details

About F. Benjamin

Learn F. Benjamin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%

    46 years, 250 cases

  2. Discrimination
    25%

    46 years, 200 cases

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%

    34 years, 100 cases

  4. Wrongful termination
    15%

    46 years, 125 cases

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

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Benjamin Riek III
21 Furnace St
UNIT 808
Akron, OH, 44308

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Resignation in Lieu of Discipline issued in TX, 2012
updated on 02/15/2016

This means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred. "Disbarment" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

Partially Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2010
updated on 08/05/2015

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. Benjamin'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.”

Suspension For Term issued in OH, 2010
updated on 08/05/2015

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. Benjamin'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.”

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fasteners for Retail v. DeJohn
  • Reversal of trial court order
  • Fasteners for Retail v. DeJohn
  • Reversal of trial court order
  • Vannoy v. Celanese Corp.
  • Case reversed and ordered to be set for trial.

Associations

  • Emershaw Mushkat & Schneier
  • Of Counsel
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024

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Akron Employment and labor Lawyer F. Benjamin Riek III
F. Benjamin Riek III
Employment and labor Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details