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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.


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  1. Employment: 100%
    29 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (30-45%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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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 and 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
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Contact info

Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC

3560 West Market St.
Suite 305-C
Akron, OH, 44333


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerElfvin, Klingshirn, Royer & Torch, LLC2016 - Present
PartnerFortney & Klingshirn1993 - 2016
AssociateMillisor & Nobil1988 - 1993
AssociateSquire, Sanders & Dempsey1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Protecting Ohio's EmployeesBoard Member2014 - Present
Community Legal AidBoard Member2009 - Present
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association Employment SectionBoard Member2006 - 2015
Ohio State Bar Employment SectionChair, Secy and Treasurer2004 - 2006
Josh Morrow Workplace Fairness FundBoard Member2003 - 2009
Hudson Civil Service CommissionChair2001 - 2014
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
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