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

Recognitions

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

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Adjunct Faculty, Employment Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Akron Bar Association
    • President (2019-2020)
    • 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 (2017-2019)
  • Society of Human Resource Management - Akron Area Chapter
    • Vice President (2016-2018)
    • Governmental Relations Chair (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 (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-2018)
  • Summit County Historical Society
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2018-2019)
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-2019)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    N.J. Court Requires Reimbursement for Marijuana Use as Part of Workers’ Compensation Case (Jan 23, 2020)
    A Parent’s Attendance at IEP Meetings Found to be Eligible for Leave Under the Family Medical Leave Act (Jan 22, 2020)
    Department of Labor Revises Joint Employment Regulations (Jan 13, 2020)
    What Makes an Undue Hardship in Religious Accommodation? Change May be on the Horizon (Jan 8, 2020)
    Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Obamacare Rule (Dec 19, 2019)
  2. Article
    Your Sexual Harassment Policy: Use It or Lose Its Protection (Sep 3, 2007)
  3. Presentations
    "In the Weeds? Medical Marijuana in the Workplace" (October 2019)
    "Gone to Pot: Marijuana in the Workplace" (August 2019)
    "Parental Leave: Its Present and Future" - University of Akron College of Business, Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (April 2019)
    "#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)
  4. Firm News
    Karen Adinolfi Quoted in Akron Legal News Article on Workplace Violence Policies and Training (January 2020)
    Karen Adinolfi Quoted in Akron Legal News Article on FLSA (November 2019)
    Karen Adinolfi Featured as an Honorary Chairwoman at ATHENA Lunch (September 2019)
    Karen Adinolfi Featured in Akron Legal News (August 30, 2019)
    Shareholder Karen Adinolfi Featured in Akron and Portage County Legal News (June 28, 2019)

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

Recognitions

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

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Adjunct Faculty, Employment Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Akron Bar Association
    • President (2019-2020)
    • 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 (2017-2019)
  • Society of Human Resource Management - Akron Area Chapter
    • Vice President (2016-2018)
    • Governmental Relations Chair (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 (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-2018)
  • Summit County Historical Society
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2018-2019)
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
    • Board Member (2013-2019)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    N.J. Court Requires Reimbursement for Marijuana Use as Part of Workers’ Compensation Case (Jan 23, 2020)
    A Parent’s Attendance at IEP Meetings Found to be Eligible for Leave Under the Family Medical Leave Act (Jan 22, 2020)
    Department of Labor Revises Joint Employment Regulations (Jan 13, 2020)
    What Makes an Undue Hardship in Religious Accommodation? Change May be on the Horizon (Jan 8, 2020)
    Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Obamacare Rule (Dec 19, 2019)
  2. Article
    Your Sexual Harassment Policy: Use It or Lose Its Protection (Sep 3, 2007)
  3. Presentations
    "In the Weeds? Medical Marijuana in the Workplace" (October 2019)
    "Gone to Pot: Marijuana in the Workplace" (August 2019)
    "Parental Leave: Its Present and Future" - University of Akron College of Business, Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (April 2019)
    "#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)
  4. Firm News
    Karen Adinolfi Quoted in Akron Legal News Article on Workplace Violence Policies and Training (January 2020)
    Karen Adinolfi Quoted in Akron Legal News Article on FLSA (November 2019)
    Karen Adinolfi Featured as an Honorary Chairwoman at ATHENA Lunch (September 2019)
    Karen Adinolfi Featured in Akron Legal News (August 30, 2019)
    Shareholder Karen Adinolfi Featured in Akron and Portage County Legal News (June 28, 2019)