The attorneys of Freking Myers & Reul are a cohesive team with decades of experience helping individuals with legal advice and representation. Diligent, empathetic, passionate, approachable, are just a few words you could use to describe us. We would like you to get to know more about us by following our series “Meet Our Attorneys” to learn about our professional achievements and experiences as well as our passions, hobbies, and interests outside the office.
Niro M. Wijesooriya practices in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of employment contract, severance/separation negotiation, non-competition, and wage and hour law. He has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before local, state, and federal agencies and commissions, including civil service commissions. Niro also provides clients with probate court representation and estate planning.
Niro has been a lawyer for over 15 years, practicing both civil and criminal law. He began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Cincinnati, accumulating extensive jury and bench trial experience in criminal court while also assisting in civil matters. Niro left the Prosecutor’s office to work for a civil law firm, where he represented Public Sector unions and their members in everything from negotiating collective bargaining agreements, to grievances, to disciplinary matters. Niro also gained substantial experience representing private sector employees in a full spectrum of employment matters. Niro then started his own civil practice, while also managing the criminal and civil docket for a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge.
Before becoming a lawyer, Niro received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served as an Editor on the Human Rights Quarterly, and his B.A. in English Literature from the George Washington University.
Outside of work, Niro volunteers with several organizations that focus on assisting under-privileged children gain access to resources and opportunities, including Found Village and Cincinnati Squash Academy. He is an avid runner, and plays tennis, squash, and soccer. He and his wife created and ran a sports boosters’ club for the new elementary public school that their children attended. His son and daughter both currently attend Walnut Hills High School. Niro has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand, and enjoys international travel. He now lives in Pleasant Ridge with his wife and their two children.
Serah E. Siemann is a graduate from the University of Dayton School of Law and is a member of the Ohio Bar. After working in the social welfare system for almost a decade, Serah pursued her career as an attorney to provide guidance and assistance to individuals facing complex and diverse legal issues. Serah has previously appeared as counsel for both employers and employees in state and federal proceedings. Currently, Serah continues to focus her practice on plaintiffs work in employment law matters including discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act, harassment, and contractual relations. In addition, Serah serves as an advocate for families and children involved in the Juvenile court. Her practices areas also include estate planning, contract review, Social Security Disability and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In 2019, Serah was recognized by the Montgomery County Juvenile Court as Outstanding Attorney of the Year. Serah serves as co-chair of the Juvenile Law Section of the Dayton Bar Association and is actively serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Dayton and the surrounding areas. She has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2020 and 2021.
In their free time, Serah and her husband enjoy spending time with their three children and four grandchildren. They continue to serve as foster/adoptive parents to children in the community. Serah enjoys traveling, reading and attending local festivals.