Karen D. Adinolfi

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6773
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6773 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Ms. Adinolfi is an experienced labor and employment counselor and trial attorney, having handled numerous cases for the Firm’s clients, whether public or private, for-profit, or non-profit, large or small. She counsels her clients on employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour matters, FMLA leave and other leaves of absence, disability law and reasonable accommodation, and all other facets of the employer-employee relationship. Ms. Adinolfi has tried numerous cases to verdict, and many others through summary judgment, alternative dispute resolution, or appeal. She has handled collective bargaining and arbitration matters, and has represented clients through numerous administrative agencies at the federal and state level, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. 

Languages
  1. French
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.,
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Law Review, Citations Editor and Staff Member
    • New York Bar Moot Court Competition
    • American Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  2. Kent State University, M.A.,
    • summa cum laude
  3. The University of Toledo, B.A.,
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Intern and Judicial Clerkship for The Honorable Deborah Cook, Supreme Court of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2011)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Senior Lecturer, Employment Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Society of Human Resource Management - Akron Area Chapter
    • Vice President (2016-2018)
    • Governmental Relations Chair (2017-2018)
  • Akron Bar Association
    • President-Elect (2018-2019)
    • Board of Trustees, Member (2015-2018)
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Section (2014-2015) and Member (2002-present)
    • Grievance Committee, Member (2010-2018)
    • Fee Arbitration Committee, Member (2016-2018)
    • Chair, HR Committee (2017-present)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section Council (2016-present)
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
    • Member (2018-present)
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
    • Trustee-At-Large (2016-present)
Community Affiliations
  • Akron Blind Center
    • Chair, Board of Trustees (2016-present)
    • Board Member (2013-present)
  • Summit County Historical Society
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2018-present)
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-present)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Year, New Minimum Wage (Jan 7, 2019)
    How Much is a Good Name Worth? Ohio Supreme Court Says Damages for Defamation are Capped (Dec 12, 2018)
    It's Unanimous: Federal Age Discrimination Law Applies to Public Employers Regardless of Size (Nov 8, 2018)
    "It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again" : The Boeing Micro-Unit Case (Oct 15, 2018)
    Competing in the Commonwealth: New Non-Compete Law Brings Big Changes to Massachusetts (Sep 10, 2018)
  2. Article
    Your Sexual Harassment Policy: Use It or Lose Its Protection (Sep 3, 2007)
  3. Presentations
    "#Me, Too After One Year" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2018)
    "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" - Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce (October 2018)
    “The EEOC’s Wellness Rule: Its Status and Future” - Employers Health Co. Annual Conference (May 2018)
    "Beyond #Me,Too: The Current Climate and its Impact on Employers" - Akron Area SHRM Half-Day Legislative Conference (May 2018)
    "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Practical Considerations" - EDGE (April 2018)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel Represents C.S.I. Enterprises, Inc. in $600 Million Acquisition by Edenred (Nov 28, 2018)
    Changes in Akron Bar Leadership Addressed in Akron Legal News Article (Jul 30, 2018)
    Roetzel Attorney Assumes Role as Akron Bar's President-Elect (Jul 5, 2018)
    Roetzel's Karen D. Adinolfi Sworn In as President-Elect of Akron Bar Association (Jun 22, 2018)
    Adinolfi Quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business (Feb 28, 2018)

Overview

Ms. Adinolfi is an experienced labor and employment counselor and trial attorney, having handled numerous cases for the Firm’s clients, whether public or private, for-profit, or non-profit, large or small. She counsels her clients on employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour matters, FMLA leave and other leaves of absence, disability law and reasonable accommodation, and all other facets of the employer-employee relationship. Ms. Adinolfi has tried numerous cases to verdict, and many others through summary judgment, alternative dispute resolution, or appeal. She has handled collective bargaining and arbitration matters, and has represented clients through numerous administrative agencies at the federal and state level, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. 

Languages
  1. French

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.,
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Law Review, Citations Editor and Staff Member
    • New York Bar Moot Court Competition
    • American Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  2. Kent State University, M.A.,
    • summa cum laude
  3. The University of Toledo, B.A.,
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. Intern and Judicial Clerkship for The Honorable Deborah Cook, Supreme Court of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2011)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Senior Lecturer, Employment Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Society of Human Resource Management - Akron Area Chapter
    • Vice President (2016-2018)
    • Governmental Relations Chair (2017-2018)
  • Akron Bar Association
    • President-Elect (2018-2019)
    • Board of Trustees, Member (2015-2018)
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Section (2014-2015) and Member (2002-present)
    • Grievance Committee, Member (2010-2018)
    • Fee Arbitration Committee, Member (2016-2018)
    • Chair, HR Committee (2017-present)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section Council (2016-present)
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
    • Member (2018-present)
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
    • Trustee-At-Large (2016-present)
Community Affiliations
  • Akron Blind Center
    • Chair, Board of Trustees (2016-present)
    • Board Member (2013-present)
  • Summit County Historical Society
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2018-present)
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-present)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Year, New Minimum Wage (Jan 7, 2019)
    How Much is a Good Name Worth? Ohio Supreme Court Says Damages for Defamation are Capped (Dec 12, 2018)
    It's Unanimous: Federal Age Discrimination Law Applies to Public Employers Regardless of Size (Nov 8, 2018)
    "It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again" : The Boeing Micro-Unit Case (Oct 15, 2018)
    Competing in the Commonwealth: New Non-Compete Law Brings Big Changes to Massachusetts (Sep 10, 2018)
  2. Article
    Your Sexual Harassment Policy: Use It or Lose Its Protection (Sep 3, 2007)
  3. Presentations
    "#Me, Too After One Year" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (November 2018)
    "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" - Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce (October 2018)
    “The EEOC’s Wellness Rule: Its Status and Future” - Employers Health Co. Annual Conference (May 2018)
    "Beyond #Me,Too: The Current Climate and its Impact on Employers" - Akron Area SHRM Half-Day Legislative Conference (May 2018)
    "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Practical Considerations" - EDGE (April 2018)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel Represents C.S.I. Enterprises, Inc. in $600 Million Acquisition by Edenred (Nov 28, 2018)
    Changes in Akron Bar Leadership Addressed in Akron Legal News Article (Jul 30, 2018)
    Roetzel Attorney Assumes Role as Akron Bar's President-Elect (Jul 5, 2018)
    Roetzel's Karen D. Adinolfi Sworn In as President-Elect of Akron Bar Association (Jun 22, 2018)
    Adinolfi Quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business (Feb 28, 2018)