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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 Folkerth is now the firm's Practice Manager, and no longer represents clients or engages in the practice of law.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

Ken Heisele practices in the Labor and Employment Law Group at Folkerth and Folkerth.  He represents businesses and individuals in the private sector, public sector, and federal sector involving employment related matters.  Ken’s employment law practice includes discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, Family and Medical Leave Act, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge,  employee compensation, non-compete agreements, employment policies and handbooks, retaliation, and other civil rights litigation.  Ken has also represented clients in litigation arising from real estate transactions, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and disputes arising under Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act.  

Ken has substantial litigation 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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. Ken is admitted to the Ohio bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ken has lived and practiced in the Dayton area for over a decade.  He was born in Texas and has also lived in Kentucky and New Jersey.  He graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and an academic minor in Geological Sciences.  Ken received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 2004.  Outside of work, Ken loves to travel and has visited 44 of the 50 states.

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