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Champions for Our Clients’ Pursuit of Justice

At Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A., our entire team is committed to bringing justice to the workplace throughout Ohio and Kentucky. We represent individuals and small businesses in a variety of employment law matters and business disputes. Our firm accepts only select cases that we believe in, so that each client’s goals and welfare can receive our full attention at all times. We are based in downtown Cincinnati on Fountain Square, with offices that overlook the beautiful Ohio River and hills of Northern Kentucky. We are excited to be part of vibrant downtown Cincinnati and the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. We are dedicated to our mission of helping people win fairness and justice at work, and we are determined to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

When we decide to work with you, you can be sure that your matter will receive the personal attention of our team. Christy—the face of our office—will greet you when you call or come in, and you will quickly be connected with Patricia or Bob—the firm founder. We want to meet you in person, here in our downtown office. We believe that ongoing personal interaction is vital to a successful legal partnership. We need to understand your story, so that we can tell it to the jury, the judge, your adversary, or whomever we need to convince. That means we need to understand you, and we do that by getting to know you and listening.

With over thirty years of combined experience in civil litigation, we have the knowledge, the judgment, and the dedication to find solutions to your employment-related and business issues in various areas of the law. We apply a thorough, sophisticated legal analysis to every problem, and we look for common-sense, practical solutions. We settle when a good settlement is possible, but we are ready and eager to take a case to trial when necessary. We are tenacious and tireless in our dedication to you and your case. Call us to find out if we can help make things right for you.


The HR Department Works for Your Employer. We Work for You.

Our law firm provides representation in all types of employment litigation. We represent a wide variety of employees, focusing primarily on executive and professional personnel. Our services range from providing advice about various work-related situations, to helping negotiate severance packages, to filing and trying lawsuits against managers who have violated the rights of employees. Our representative cases include victories for victims of pregnancy and disability discrimination, FMLA violations, breach of contract, and others.


The law protects you from discrimination in the workforce based on such things as gender, age, race, disability, and religion. If you feel that you have been treated differently because of a characteristic of yours or because of your religious choice, you may have a case against your employer. We walk our clients through their rights so that they know what kind of protection they can expect from the law. Oftentimes, employers prefer to resolve discrimination disputes through mediation; our employment lawyers have successfully represented many clients through their employment discrimination dispute cases, whether by mediation or taking them to trial.


If you think that you are being sexually harassed at work, chances are that you are right. Trust your intuition; you know if something seems inappropriate or not. Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual advance, conduct, or request for sexual favors that occurs in the workplace. This can also include inappropriate and offensive jokes made about one’s sex. If a coworker, employer, or someone else in your work environment is making you uncomfortable due to conduct of a sexual nature, you may have grounds for a sexual harassment claim.


For companies of a certain size, you may be eligible for FMLA if you have been with them for at least one year. Under the FMLA, or Family and Medical Leave Act, you qualify for unpaid, job-secured leave for certain circumstances, like when you have a baby or when you or a family member has serious health problems. If you believe you have been denied leave when you should rightfully be allowed it, or if you know that the FMLA does not apply to you but you need to take an extended period of time off from work, the employment attorneys at Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. can walk you through your rights and help make things right for you if your employer has done you an injustice.

Our team of lawyers handles most other employment law issues, including review and negotiation of severance packages, contracts, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and other worker rights matters. Often clients need an explanation of their options so that they can make an informed decision about what steps to take to deal with their work situation. We provide advice and insight about whether a client has a legal claim that can be pursued. We can also tell you whether or not a client has leverage that empowers him or her to negotiate a better arrangement with the employer. This type of knowledge can only come from an experienced legal team. At Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A., we are advisors, not just litigators, and we see it as our duty to fully inform each client of his or her legal rights and the practicalities of each option that is available.


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Representing Your Interests in Employment and Business Litigation

Our firm has many years of experience with business litigation, including shareholder, close corporation, and partnership disputes. We apply thorough and creative legal analysis and mature judgment to each case in an effort to achieve client goals cost effectively. Our size and efficiency result in fees that are usually substantially less than large-firm fees, with no compromise in the quality of results.

We have assisted clients in litigation involving claims against former lawyers, against trustees of trusts, current and former business partners, banks and other lenders, stock brokers, financial advisors, and others. These disputes are often resolved short of actual litigation, through mediation or other negotiations.  But if litigation is necessary, we are prepared to litigate the case aggressively and efficiently to obtain the best achievable result for our clients.

The level of success our cases have seen in the courtroom would not be achievable if we did not enjoy what we do. Our passion comes out in our work. We apply this passion, along with our attention to detail and high quality service, to each of our clients’ cases. No two cases are alike; therefore, we customize our approach for every person who walks through our door. We realize that your employment dispute may affect your livelihood and therefore your family as well. You need someone who will have your best interests in mind from beginning to end. Our team will do that. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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“The Law Offices of Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. has provided extraordinary service in business litigation with total success at very reasonable rates. In addition to winning, which is the main goal, I found this firm to be very easy to work with and remarkably pleasant in their demeanor. Litigation should be the last resort when trying to resolve differences, but when it became necessary using this firm provided peace of mind during the entire process.”–L.D., Cincinnati, Ohio
I consider myself to have been very fortunate to have Robert A. Klingler represent me. He was the fourth attorney that I talked to. He is an expert in litigation. What impressed me the most is that he gave me advice, but allowed me to make all final decisions concerning my case.–J.B., Covington, Kentucky
My career and professional life was on the verge of being crushed by an elite unfair organization. The Law Offices of Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. was the advocate that came to my defense and successfully championed my cause and my rights. My professional image and my career were restored through their dedication and quality representation of my case. The Klingler law firm treated me as a respected member of their family and left no stone unturned in making me whole again. I felt that every member of the Klingler team gave me a 150% effort in their superior representation ...
“In some ways I feel that Robert A. Klingler and his fabulous team saved my life. They saved my soul, and my business. But even if, for some reason, we had not won our case, I would still believe that I had the best, most thorough, honest and compassionate team on my side. Witnessing the respect Mr. Klingler and his team garnered from the other lawyers and those in the court system, I felt assured that I had made the best choice possible. Throughout the entire trial, their leadership, guidance, support, and positive perspective, helped me continue a well won ...
“Working with Robert A. Klingler was a positive experience from beginning to end. From the office staff to the paralegals, you won’t find a team out there that will answer the phone when you call, reply to emails when you write, and be there for you when you feel concerned, as much as they did with me and my case. I worked with them for three years and feel as though there was not a better fit out there. When other lawyers didn’t think I had a case, Robert A. Klingler believed otherwise. The amount of research and time put ...
Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. | Cincinnati, OH | Employment Law Attorneys


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