Meet Our Attorneys – Katherine Daughtrey Neff

May 11th, 2021 by

Kati Neff is a partner with Freking Myers & Reul LLC. Kati has spent her entire legal career at FMR representing individuals in all aspects of employment law. Kati advocates for individuals suffering varying forms of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA interference and wage and hour disputes. Kati has successfully represented employees in jury trials in both state and federal court in Ohio. She is a 2017 graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Co-Chair of the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the National and Ohio Employment Lawyers Associations. Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers magazine has named Kati a Rising Star each year between 2014 and 2017.
Kati is a Board Member for the Civic Garden Center, an Advisory Board Member for Queen City Certified, and serves on the Development Committee for Dress for Success Cincinnati.
Kati has three wonderful kids and a Superhero husband. Kati is an avid college football and basketball fan, following, first and foremost, her alma mater-the University of Tennessee- and second, Superhero Joe’s alma mater- The Ohio State University. In the summer, she enjoys Cincinnati Reds baseball, and cannot wait until she and her kids can cheer on the Redlegs from GABP.


“Super Six”: 6 FMR Attorneys Recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers 2021

December 15th, 2020 by

Congratulations to our “Super Six” Lawyers who were honored with recognition by Ohio Super Lawyers 2021: FMR Employment Law Attorneys Randy H. Freking, Kelly Mulloy Myers, Erin M. Heidrich and Elizabeth A. Newman, and FMR Personal Injury Attorneys Mark W. Napier and Austin LiPuma. These members of our firm have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers for 2021 as ranking among the top attorneys in Ohio.
Firm Partners Randy Freking and Kelly Myers have once again earned top honors with their inclusion on select lists of 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers. Randy has been named as a Top 50: 2021 Cincinnati Super Lawyer and Top 100: 2021 Ohio Super Lawyer. Kelly earned elite ranking as a member of the Top 25: 2021 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers and as a Top 50: 2021 Women Ohio Super Lawyers. Mark Napier, a leader in our Personal Injury practice group, was likewise recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer 2021.
Super Lawyers is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their state. No more than 5% of the lawyers in Ohio are selected for this distinction. The annual selection process to be named among Ohio’s Super Lawyers includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
Employment Law Attorneys Erin Heidrich, whose practice includes a focus on School Law and Education, and Liza Newman were both named as 2021 Ohio Rising Stars. Also named as a 2021 Ohio Rising Star is Austin LiPuma, a member of our Personal Injury team. This distinction, reserved for lawyers who have been practicing for less than ten years, indicates recognition of their outstanding work based on both peer evaluation and independent research. No more than 2.5 percent of all lawyers in the state are named to the Ohio Rising Stars list.
FMR is extremely proud of these attorneys for this notable achievement. Through their dedication and commitment to serving as Advocates for Working People, Randy, Kelly, Mark, Erin, Liza, and Austin have earned the respect of their peers and the honor and distinction of being among the select few designated as Ohio 2021 Super Lawyers and 2021 Ohio Rising Stars.


The Glass Ceiling

June 13th, 2016 by

Jon Allison’s Monday Blog

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton on becoming the first woman to be a presumptive nominee for a major political party in this Country. I would not wish for my daughter to ever be President. That said, as a father raising a daughter it’s important to me that my daughter believes that all opportunities are open to her if she chooses to pursue them. She’s only 9 now, but kids begin learning about Presidents by that age in school and she is well aware there has never been a woman who was President. I’m not sure whether someone pointed that out to her or if she noticed on her own, but she’s aware. Kids get a lot of input about what they can’t do and/or aren’t expected to be able to do. Clinton’s achievement sends a powerful message about what can be done.

Hillary Clinton clinches Democratic presidential nomination – CNN.com

Hillary Clinton: Madam presumptive nominee – The Economist


A Good Day at the Office

February 10th, 2016 by

Yesterday, a federal jury in Cincinnati determined Chipotle Mexican Grill wrongfully terminated three of our clients on the basis of their gender and violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

Kelly Myers, Randy Freking and Kati Neff have been investigating and pursuing this case for over four years. Yesterday’s verdict was the culmination of a two week trial in U.S. District Court.

“We hope this sends a message to Denver that gender discrimination is not good for business,” Kelly Myers, as quoted by The Cincinnati Enquirer in their coverage of the verdict.

Here are links to other coverage of the verdict:

WCPO Channel 9 | WLWT Channel 5 | Fox19 Now | Cincinnati Business Courier


The Cincinnati Enquire


Free Pete Company Declares Victory

January 20th, 2016 by

After 26 years of the “Free Pete” campaign, we are pleased that the Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that Pete Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. According to Mr. Rose, the Reds’ Hall of Fame has always been his first choice, and we agree. The Free Pete Company is declaring victory and will no longer need to sell “Free Pete” merchandise.  

 As with any workplace issue, even the most serious, a 26 year sentence is simply beyond any reasonable form of punishment. As Mr. Rose commented, “I’ve never murdered a soul.”