About the Firm
We are a trial law firm dedicated to helping our clients obtain the best possible resolution of their employment law, business litigation, and other legal disputes by combining the highest quality of legal counseling with aggressive advocacy, whether in the courtroom or conference room.
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 people in a variety of employment law matters and injury cases. 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 work hard to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
The HR Department Works for Your Employer.
We Work for You.
When we decide to work with you, you can be sure that your matter will receive the personal attention of our team.Read More
Christy—the face of our office—will greet you when you call or come in, and you will quickly be connected with Mike, an attorney, 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.
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 disability discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA violations, whistleblowers in air transport and trucking industries, breach of employment contract, and others.
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 willing to take a case to trial when necessary. We are tenacious and tireless in our dedication to you and your case. Contact us to find out if your case is one we can help you with.Read Less
The law protects you from discrimination in the workforce based on such things as disability, gender, age, race, and religion. If you have been terminated or mistreated because of one of these characteristics, 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. Our employment lawyers have successfully represented many clients through their employment discrimination dispute cases, whether resolved by mediation and settlement or by taking them to trial before a jury.Learn More
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 have a right to demand that it stop, and you may have grounds for a sexual harassment claim.Learn More
The fact is that whistleblower protection law is complex and not always intuitive. When deliberating whether the risk of losing a job outweighs the benefits of taking corrective action and reporting broken laws, employees may feel they face an insurmountable task. It is unfortunate that this should even have to be a concern for you. By consulting a Cincinnati attorney experienced with whistleblower issues, you will be able to proceed confidently during what can be a very intimidating process.Learn More
If you work for a company with over 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of where you work, 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 have been retaliated against or punished for taking or applying for FMLA leave, the employment attorneys at Robert A. Klingler, Co., L.P.A. can explain whether or not you have a claim and can protect your rights.Learn more
Before You Call Us
If you do not have a written employment contract, you are an “at will” employee. That means you do NOT have a claim for wrongful termination unless you were terminated for an UNLAWFUL reason. There are only a few UNLAWFUL REASONS:
- Termination because you are disabled
- Termination because of your sex or gender, and perhaps gender orientation
- Termination because of your age (over 40)
- Termination because of your race or national origin
- Termination because of your religion
- Termination because you requested or took FMLA leave
- Termination because you complained about harassment related to any of the above
- Termination because you complained about a clearly illegal or unsafe condition
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,Read More
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.Read Less
Robert A. Klingler
Mr. Klingler practices civil litigation exclusively and concentrates on business and employment litigation. He is a board certified civil trial advocate, board certified with the NBTA, and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky state and federal courts.
Mike Briach is an Associate at Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses on employment, business, and personal injury disputes. As a first-generation college graduate, Mr. Briach knows that there are no shortcuts to success. He is passionate, resilient, and fiercely competitive. He uses these attributes to obtain justice on behalf of his clients.
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
Have you or someone you know been fired, harassed, discriminated against, or in some other way mistreated by an employer? Are you wondering what to do next? What are your rights? What can your employer do, and what can’t it do? More important, what can you do about the situation? You may have already talked with your boss, supervisor, or your HR (human resources) department and maybe you’re satisfied with the answers you got. If you’re considering hiring a lawyer, click the link below to read Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A.’s book How to Choose an Employment Lawyer.