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John R. Folkerth, Jr.

Mr. Folkerth manages the Labor and Employment Law Group at Folkerth and Folkerth. Mr. Folkerth is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an employment law specialist, and has been listed by Super Lawyers as a top rated Ohio employment law attorney. Mr. Folkerth represents businesses and individuals in the private sector, public sector, and federal sector involving employment related matters.

Mr. Folkerth’s practice areas include general business and employment litigation, employment contracts, employee compensation, non-disclosure/non-compete and separation agreements, employment policies and handbooks, wrongful termination, FMLA, whistleblowing, employee benefits, non-disclosure/non-compete, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and other civil rights litigation. Mr. Folkerth is admitted to the Ohio bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Mr. Folkerth has substantial trial experience in Federal and state court, and has practiced before the Ohio Court of Claims, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Disciplinary Appeals Board, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. John R. Folkerth, Jr. was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Folkerth received B.A. degrees in history and philosophy from Marion College in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton.

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Karen S. Folkerth

Ms. Folkerth is a native of Jackson, Michigan and is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Folkerth is now the firm's Practice Manager, and no longer represents clients or engages in the practice of law.

Ms. Folkerth has an extensive background in the areas of employment law, commercial leasing transactions and creditor's rights. Ms. Folkerth has conducted training seminars in the areas of sexual harassment, commercial law and contract negotiations. Ms. Folkerth graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University, and received her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Dayton.

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Kenneth J. Heisele

Mr. Heisele has over ten years of civil litigation experience, with an emphasis on employment law. He represents employees and employers. Ken’s employment law practice includes discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, Family and Medical Leave Act, whistleblowing, and wrongful discharge.

In addition to representing clients in court, Ken represents clients in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and federal employees in the Merit Systems Protection Board. Ken also represents clients in litigation arising from real estate transactions, breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty. Ken represents both businesses and consumers in disputes arising under Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Ken received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 2004 and his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in 2001.

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