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Laura Welles Wilson

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Laura Welles Wilson

Cincinnati, Ohio

phone (513) 721-1975

fax (513) 651-2570


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Laura is an Attorney with Freking Myers & Reul, LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, and concentrates her practice in Employment Law and Litigation. Laura received her A.B. in French Literature from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Following graduation from law school, Laura began her legal career in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio as a law clerk to The Honorable Robert A. Steinberg, then a United States Magistrate Judge. Following Judge Steinberg’s retirement, Laura continued to serve the Court and was a Career Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hogan for fourteen years, until his retirement in 2010. As a private practitioner, Laura has experience on both the defense and plaintiff’s side of employment litigation matters. Since entering private practice, Laura’s work has focused on a wide range of employment law matters, with special emphasis on litigation and motion practice. She has successfully briefed numerous cases, overcoming summary judgment motions filed against her clients, and positioning the case for trial and/or settlement. Her accomplishments include successfully briefing and arguing employment discrimination claims before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and successfully obtaining review of a jurisdictional appeal on a public policy tort claim now pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. Laura is an active member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, serving on the Admissions and Nominating Committees, and as the current Chair of the Professionalism Committee. In addition, she is a member of NELA, OELA, and CELA, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, John Weld Peck Chapter.

Legal Career:
  • Attorney, Freking Myers & Reul LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Of Counsel Attorney, Blank Rome LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Timothy S. Hogan, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • A.B., Dartmouth College
Professional Associations:
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio