109 North Main Street , Suite 500
Dayton, OH 45402

Practical Solutions for Complex Legal Problems.

The Employment Law lawyers at Folkerth + Routh LLC are experienced trial attorneys, dedicated to finding practical, cost-effective solutions to meet the employment law needs of employers and individuals. Conveniently located in Dayton, Ohio, we have successfully represented employees and employers all over Southwest Ohio.

Folkerth + Routh LLC provides the highest quality labor law legal services for businesses and individuals in and around Dayton, and throughout Southwest Ohio, focusing on employment law issues. We have experience in all areas of labor and employment law, representing clients in federal and state courts, and federal and state administrative agencies.

Contact Folkerth + Routh LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Business Organizations
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Wage & Hour Laws

Call Folkerth + Routh LLC today at 937-260-4200 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney 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.


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 Folkerth is now the firm's Practice Manager, and no longer represents clients or engages in the practice of law.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


Attorney Paul J. Routh

Paul Routh is a nationally recognized benefits attorney providing advice and counsel on health plans and other on-retirement benefits, such as group life insurance, disability plans, cafeteria plans, and premium only plans. He has devoted over 30 years to counseling employers on such things as the design and drafting of health and welfare plans, advising employers on the requirements of the Healthcare Reform laws, assisting in ERISA annual filing requirements, and representing plans and plan sponsors in litigation and governmental audits.

Paul has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on employee benefit topics. He is the author of Welfare Benefits Guide (West, 1989 to Present). Paul graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in accounting, the University of Toledo College of Law (Order of the Coif), and New York University School of Law (Masters of Taxation, LLM). He is also a certified public accountant. Paul heads up the firm's Employee Benefits Group and is a Director.

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