Karen D. Adinolfi

Partner

Akron
222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6773
F 330.376.4577
E kadinolfi@ralaw.com



Karen D. Adinolfi

Partner

Phone: (330) 849-6773
Fax: (330) 376-4577
Email: kadinolfi@ralaw.com

Karen focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation, regulatory compliance, and union matters. Her clients have included a diversified energy company, an international tire manufacturer, political subdivisions, a national bank, refining, marketing and transportation companies, public utilities, nonprofits, small businesses, and educational institutions. She has represented her clients in matters such as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation, wage and hour litigation, arbitration proceedings, and appeals and administrative proceedings before the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Unemployment Compensation Review Commission (UCRC), and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

Accomplishments

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2011)
  • Judicial Attorney and Intern for The Honorable Deborah Cook, Supreme Court of Ohio (2000 & 2001)

Education

  • 2001, J.D., The University of Akron School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Law Review, Citations Editor (2000-2001) and Staff Member (1999-2000)
    • New York Bar Moot Court Competition (1999 & 2000)
    • American Bar Association Moot Court Competition (2001)
  • 1995, M.A., Kent State University
    • summa cum laude
  • 1992, B.A., The University of Toledo
    • magna cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Lecturer, Employment Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Society of Human Resource Management - Akron Area Chapter
    • Vice President (2016)
  • Akron Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees
    • Labor & Employment Section Chair (2014-2015)
    • Grievance Committee
    • HR Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section Council (2016)
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
    • Trustee-At-Large (2016-present)

Community Affiliations

  • Akron Blind Center, Board of Trustees Chair
  • Summit County Historical Society, Board Member

Publications

Presentations

  • "Investigations of Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Pitfalls and Potholes" - Ohio Public Transit Association 2017 Annual Conference (April 2017)
  • "Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Public Meetings: Obligations and Options" - Tri-County Municipal Clerks Association (April 2017)
  • “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings” - Cleveland, Akron (2017)
  • "Threats to the Viability of Non-Competes?" Akron Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law Section (November 2016)
  • Workplace Investigations – Akron Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (2016)
  • “New Wage and Hour Regulations: Getting Companies and Clients Ready” - Akron Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (2016)
  • “Unemployment Law in Ohio” - Lorman (2014)
  • “Wage and Hour Update” - Sterling Educational Services (2012)
  • "Employee Medical Records" - Roetzel Employment Law & Workers' Compensation: Legal Update (2011)
  • "Social Media- Dealing with New Challenges in 2011" - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Akron, Ohio (2011)
  • "Field of Dreams: Social Media" - Roetzel Employment Law Seminar: Spring Training (March 2011)
  • "Social Media - Dealing with New Challenges" - Roetzel Corporate Counsel Forum (2010)
  • "Social Media" - Roetzel Employment Law & Workers' Compensation: Legal Update (2009)
  • "Effective Administration of Unemployment Claims" - Roetzel Employment Law & Workers' Compensation: Legal Update (2009)
  • "Employment Records" - Roetzel Employment Law & Workers' Compensation: Legal Update (2002 & 2005)

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Languages Spoken

  • Conversant in French