Innovative Legal Services
The Kerger Law firm has been serving Toledo and Northwestern Ohio since 1997. We are trial lawyers with over 60 years of combined experience in trying cases in state and federal courts in Ohio and Michigan. Our practice focus is on Business Litigation, Employment Law, and White Collar Criminal Defenses. However, we also help our clients with personal injury cases, professional malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, and a wide variety of general litigation matters. Over the years we have served a variety of clients to include Presidential hopefuls, former Congressmen, Fortune 500 companies, local labor unions, and working people who need legal help. We believe in serving the needs of our clients and their budgets while providing quality legal representation.
Richard M Kerger
Attorney at Law
Richard M. Kerger was one of the founding partners of The Kerger Law Firm, LLC where he specializes in trials and appeals. Before that he was a partner in the firm of Marshall & Melhorn. He joined that firm in 1976 as a trial lawyer and came to head the firm's Litigation Department. He was selected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, International Society of Barristers and American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Senior Counsel in The College of Master Advocates and Barristers and was elected a Fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, having previously served as Chairman of its Federal Courts and Practice Committee. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Toledo Bar Association and chaired both its Federal Courts and Grievance Committees. He is recognized by Corporate Counsel as one its Top Lawyers in America. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Bet The Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense and Non-White-Collar Criminal Litigation. He is the author of the novel When You Practice to Deceive and also the non-fiction The Art of Being a Trial Lawyer, The Client’s Guide to Litigation and a co-author of Commercial Litigation in Ohio. He has also been selected as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers by Cincinnati Magazine since 2004. He lectures and writes on legal topics for a variety of organizations and publications.
Attorney at Law
Kimberly A. Conklin has been with the Kerger Law Firm for seventeen years where she has built a practice focused on employment law and commercial litigation. Before that Kimberly served as a Staff Attorney for the Honorable Thomas F. Bryant at the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, Ohio. She is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kimberly is a member of the Toledo Bar Association where she serves on the Grievance Investigation Committee, the Employment Law Committee, and the Litigation Committee. She is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and member of the Employment Law Section where she has previously served on section counsel. Kimberly has represented both employers and employees in various Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, ADA, ERISA, and FLSA matters in Federal and State courts as well as the EEOC, OCRC, and SERB. Kimberly currently acts as outside counsel for a local teacher association where she provides representation for labor arbitrations, grievance hearings, unfair labor practices, and outside civil litigation. In addition to her employment practice, Kimberly routinely represents clients in commercial disputes in both Federal and State courts to include contract actions, trade secret disputes, construction claims, and professional malpractice. Kimberly also has experience in personal injury cases and has volunteered her time on pro bono cases in various domestic matters. Kimberly has tried cases in both State and Federal courts and has argued numerous cases before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kimberly is a veteran of the United States Army where she served as a platoon leader and executive officer of a Patriot Missile Battery stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Currently, Kimberly is a dedicated and active member of the Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio, serving as a Troop Leader and council volunteer. She and her husband Shaun are the parents of two headstrong daughters.