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John R. Folkerth, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dayton, OH

Folkerth + Routh LLC
3033 Kettering Blvd, Suite 111
Dayton, OH 45439
Phone: 937-260-4202
Fax: 937-260-4201
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense, Schools & Education, Business Litigation, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

John R. Folkerth, Jr., is an attorney at Folkerth + Routh LLC in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Folkerth focuses his practice on employment law and manages the firm’s labor and employment law group. He handles matters involving leave programs, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other employment-related legal issues. He also handles litigation and business law matters. He serves clients in the greater Dayton area and throughout the Miami Valley.

Mr. Folkerth has more than 25 years of experience. He is a certified employment law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a tough negotiator and litigator. His clients include individuals and businesses in both the private, public and federal sectors.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Folkerth has appeared before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Ohio Court of Claims, the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission, the Department of Labor, the Disciplinary Appeals Board, the Equal Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and the Office of Special Counsel.

Mr. Folkerth has the necessary knowledge and experience to deliver exceptional results to both employers and employees throughout Ohio. He provides advice and counsel, along with the highest quality legal services to all his clients.

Born and raised in Dayton, Mr. Folkerth earned bachelor’s degrees in history and philosophy from Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He holds an active license to practice law before all Ohio state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Schools & Education
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Education, Schools, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009

Certificates and Credentials

About John R. Folkerth, Jr.

First Admitted: 1983, Ohio

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Educational Background

  • Marion College in Indianapolis, Indiana, B.A. degrees in history and philosophy 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio


  • Listed by Super Lawyers as a top rated Ohio employment law attorney

Representative Clients

  • General counsel.
  • Employment counsel

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Ohio State Bar Association certified Employment Law specialist.
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Office Location for John R. Folkerth, Jr.

3033 Kettering Blvd
Suite 111
Dayton, OH 45439

Phone: 937-260-4202

Fax: 937-260-4201

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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