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Meet Our Co-Founding Attorney: John R. Folkerth Jr.

John Folkerth manages the Labor and Employment Law Group at Folkerth + Routh LLC. Mr. Folkerth is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an employment law specialist, and has been listed by Super Lawyers as a top rated Ohio employment law attorney. He represents businesses and individuals in the private sector, public sector and federal sector involving employment related matters. Read more about Mr. Folkerth’s professional background by following the link here:

John Folkerth


Meet Co-Founding Attorney: Paul J. Routh

Paul Routh is a nationally recognized benefits attorney providing advice and counsel on health plans and other non-retirement benefits, such as group life insurance, disability plans, cafeteria plans and premium only plans. He has devoted over 30 years to counseling employers on such things as the design and drafting of health and welfare plans, advising employers on the requirements of the Healthcare Reform laws, assisting in ERISA annual filing requirements, and representing plans and plan sponsors in litigation and governmental audits. Read more about Mr. Routh’s professional background by following the link below:

Paul Routh


Our Practice Manager: Karen S. Folkerth 

Karen Folkerth is a native of Jackson, Michigan, and is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She is now the firm’s Practice Manager, and no longer represents clients or engages in the practice of law.

Ms. Folkerth has an extensive background in the areas of employment law, commercial leasing transactions and creditor’s rights. She has conducted training seminars in the areas of sexual harassment, commercial law and contract negotiations. Ms. Folkerth graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University, and received her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Dayton.

Karen Folkerth


Contact Us To Learn More About Our Legal Practice

To learn more about our attorneys at Folkerth + Routh LLC and how we can help meet your employment law needs, call us at 937-260-4202. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your inquiry promptly.