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My Employment Lawyer is a Service of the Akron Ohio law firm, Fortney & Klingshirn. Fortney & Klingshirn practices employment law in Akron, Cambridge, Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, Marietta and Youngstown, Ohio.

Neil Klingshirn is a Board Certified Employment Lawyer practicing in Akron, Ohio and the Northeast Ohio cities of Youngstown, Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria and Cambridge. He is the creator and moderator of My Employment Lawyer.

Neil, an attorney with 20 years of experience, began his practice in Akron in 1993. He and his partner Michael Fortney, who resides in the Akron area as well, began their legal careers together in the labor department of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. In 1988 Neil and Mike joined the Akron based labor specialty firm of Millisor & Nobil. Neil and Mike formed Fortney & Klingshirn, which began in the Montrose area of Akron. Today, Neil and Mike practice in Suite 280 of 4040 Embassy Parkway in Akron. Their practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in all aspects of employment and construction law.

Professionally, Neil is the past Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section. Neil writes extensively for employment law publications and is widely published on the internet. Neil is a "Super Lawyer", AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbel and has a Superb 10 rating by AVVO.com

In the community Neil is Vice President of Leadership Akron's Class XIII. He is a Board Member of Community Legal Aid Services. Neil previously served on the Executive Board of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council (SBC) and Chaired the Akron SBC's Legislative Affairs Committee. Neil also served on the Akron Chamber's Members' Benefits Committee and the joint Greater Akron Chamber/Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation Advisory Board.

Neil is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law. Neil was an Articles Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and a founder and Trustee of the Student Funded Fellowship. He graduated with Honors in Law, and is a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif. Neil graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's of business administration in accounting from Kent State University in 1983. Kent State University honored Neil that years as its Outstanding Senior of the Year.

Neil lends his employment law expertise to Hudson, Ohio, between Akron and Cleveland, where he lives. Neil is the Chair of the Personnel Advisory & Appeals Board (i.e., Civil Service Commission). In 1998 Neil served as Finance Chair for the Hudson Local Schools' ballot levy and in 1993 co-chaired the successful merger of the Village of Hudson and Hudson Township.

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