Michael P. Karst is an associate attorney at Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLC. Michael devotes his practice to representing employers in workplace issues involving labor & employment law.
Michael counsels and litigates claims arising under numerous state and federal laws including:
* Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
* Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
* Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
* Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); and
* Ohio Revised Code Section 4112)
He also counsels employers on severance packages, non-compete obligations, and common terms contained in employment agreements.
Michael is licensed to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and both Federal District Courts of Ohio.
Each year since 2017, Michael has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, a distinction which recognizes less than 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio. He is an active member of the Akron Bar Association and other professional groups.
Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law. While in law school, Michael traveled the country competing as a top advocate on the Akron Law Mock Trial Team. Upon completion of his coursework, Michael was awarded a Certificate in Litigation for recognition of his achievements in litigation.
In his free time, Michael is an avid basketball fan (Butler Bulldogs, Utah Jazz) and enjoys exploring all that Northeast Ohio has to offer. Michael prides himself on the personal attention given to each of his clients. He strives to return calls and e-mails within 24 hours and ensures that his client's questions are always answered before they leave the office.