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Hans Andrew Nilges

Employment and labor Attorney at North Canton, OH

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Hans

Learn Hans’s areas of practice.

I have been an employment attorney for my entire career, and I have a passion for this area of the law. This passion has led me to achieve a deep knowledge of various employment laws including various forms of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, medical leave issues, and wage and hour violations.

Throughout my life, I have always found satisfaction in helping people when they cannot help themselves. Being an employment attorney provides me that opportunity every day. When a worker has been unjustly terminated, harassed in the workplace, or improperly paid, they can turn to me.

We will often attempt to resolve issues outside of court. But if that is not possible, we are not afraid to litigate in court. In that regard, my firm and I are very experienced. For example, I have litigated nearly 100 overtime and minimum wage cases in various courts throughout the country and in arbitration proceedings. Many of these cases were complex class action lawsuits involving thousands of employees.

Our firm has recovered over $16,000,000 in unpaid overtime and minimum wages in such cases for thousands of clients since our firm's founding in 2014.


Nilges Draher LLC
7034 Braucher St NW
Suite B
North Canton, OH, 44720
Nilges Draher LLC
614 West Superior Ave
Suite 1148
Cleveland, OH, 44113
Nilges Draher LLC
34 N High Street Suite 502
Columbus, OH, 43215
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Posted by Jalissa | January 9, 2019
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I am very pleased with the work that he has done with my situation. I appreciate the time and effort that he and his team has put into settling my case. He did an amazing job in keeping me updated with everything. The process was done in an nice respectful and professional manner. Once again I am grateful for what they have done great job. Thank you for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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Class Action
Mr. Hans Nilges came highly recommended. Mr. Nilges and his staff were all very professional. They took the time to explain the law and my case. My phone calls were returned promptly. I was kept updated. I am pleased with how I was represented in this lawsuit and the award I received.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
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Great advise ended up with a settlement I wasn't expecting!
I went to discuss an employment issue with Hans Nilge's firm. My employer had opted to not continue my contract. When I asked why I was told there was no reason. The company was based in another state where apparently you do not have to have a reason for termination when filing for unemployment. I had several follow up calls and emails asking for a reason but they insisted there was no reason. Each time I explained that I had to have a reason to file for unemployment in my state. Finally they said just to put down lack of work. When I filed for unemployment my claim was denied because the company had responded to the claim with a vague negative comment about me. I contested and immediately received my unemployment but was concerned the company may in the future say untrue negative things about me. Basically I wanted a letter sent to them demanding them to cease and desist from any potential negative comments against me. Han's firm listened to my story and suggested I open a class action against the employer because they had violated employment rules I didn't even know existed. I did not want to because I thought it would be stressful, but after listening I agreed. The processes was painless the company immediately offered to settle. I walked into Nilges Draher expecting to pay several hundred dollars to protect my professional reputation and I ended up with a very nice settlement! Nilges Draher even had my old company pay my legal fees! The team at Nilges Draher was very kind and responsive. I would highly recommend them.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Nilges Draher LLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002


  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Wage & Hour
  • 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • 2016
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Employment Law
  • 2014

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North Canton Employment and labor Lawyer Hans Andrew Nilges
Hans Andrew Nilges
Employment and labor Attorney
North Canton, OH
Licensed for 20 years