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Attorneys

Hans A. Nilges

Hans has been an employment attorney for his entire career and has deep knowledge of various employment laws including the FLSA, FMLA, various state and federal employment discrimination laws, and non-compete and trade secret laws.  He is a trusted counselor to employers on such issues and a vigorous advocate for both employers and individuals when litigation is necessary.

Hans is an experienced trial attorney, including acting as lead counsel in complex multi-state class action lawsuits.  He has been consistently recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer-Rising Star in Labor and Employment law.

 

EDUCATION

The University of Toledo (J.D., cum laude, 2002)

– Law Review
– Law Dean’s Scholarship
– Dean’s List
– The University of Toledo (B.A., 1998)
– Dean’s List

 

COURTS & BAR ASSOCIATIONS

– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
– U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
– U.S. District Court, Colorado
– U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
– Member: Ohio State Bar Association (Board of Governors, Labor Section (former)
– Chair, Public Sector Labor Law Sub-Committee of the Labor & Employment Committee (former)
– Member: Stark County Bar Association

 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

– Board Member: Stark County Human Resources Association
– Board Member:  Medina County SHRM (former)
– Board Member:  Brookside Country Club (former)
– Director of Law, City of North Canton (former)

Contact Hans by email at hans@ohlaborlaw.com or phone at (330) 470-4428 or cell phone/text  (330) 354-8967.

Shannon M. Draher

Shannon focuses her practice on labor and employment law.  She represents clients ranging from large employers to individuals in matters ranging from collective action FLSA litigation and NLRB proceedings to unemployment compensation hearings and handbook reviews.

Shannon is an experienced trial attorney, including acting as lead counsel in complex multi-state class action lawsuits. Shannon appreciates that each of her clients are unique.  As a result, Shannon adopts a client-centered approach, tailoring her representation of each client based on that uniqueness.

Shannon graduated magna cum laude from The University of Toledo College of Law where she was a member of Order of the Coif and Law Review.  Prior to co-founding Nilges Draher LLC, Shannon had the privilege of working and training at some of the best law firms in Ohio and across the county. Shannon is a member of First Christian Church in North Canton, Ohio.  She is married and has two children.

 

 EDUCATION

The University of Toledo (Juris Doctorate 2001)
The University of Toledo (B.A., 1998)

 

COURTS & BAR ASSOCIATIONS

– Supreme Court of Ohio (2001)
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
– U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
– U.S. District Court, Colorado
– United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
– United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

 

Contact Shannon by e-mail at sdraher@ohlaborlaw.com or phone at (330) 470-4429 or cell phone/text at (330) 858-2828.