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Neil E. Klingshirn

Neil E. Klingshirn

Fortney & Klingshirn
4040 Embassy Parkway
Suite 280
Akron, OH 44333

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About Me

Neil Klingshirn is a Board Certified employment lawyer. With over 20 years of employment law experience, Neil represents employees throughout Northeast Ohio and in the Columbus, Canton, Cambridge and Marietta, Ohio areas.

Professional Contributions

Neil is a Member of the Board of the Ohio Employment Lawyer's Association (OELA), where he is the moderator of OELA's discussion forums. Neil is also a Board Member of the Josh Morrow Workplace Fairness Fund and is a Member of the National Employment Lawyers' Association and the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). Neil is the past Chair of the OSBA's Employment Law Section.


Neil writes extensively for employment law publications and publishes articles and employment law information on the internet. He is the creator and moderator of My Employment Lawyer, a national community of employment lawyers who answer employment law questions submitted by employees.


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 co-founder and Trustee of the Student Funded Fellowship. He graduated with Honors in Law, and is a member of the 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 his community as the Chair of its 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.