Karen Soehnlen McQueen

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
4775 Munson St. NW
Canton, Ohio
United States
Attorney At Law
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Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters throughout widely diversified industries.   

Professional Experience:

  • Advocates for employers in State and Federal Courts, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Serves as a mediator or arbitrator in many disputes
  • Frequent presenter to business and community groups regarding various labor issues including discrimination, sexual harassment and family medical leave


  • Ohio Northern University, B.S. B.A. Degree in Economics and Management, 1981
  • Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude 1984; named to the Order of the Coif, former editor-in-chief of the Law Journal

Notable Presentations and Publications:

  • "Family Medical Leave:  Continuing Challenges"
  • "New Regulation: GINA & American with Disabilities Act Compliance"
  • "Employment Law for Supervisors"
  • "Conducting Internal Investigations"
  • "Discrimination & Unlawful Sexual Harassment"
  • "Employment Issues"
  • “Isn’t Showing Up a Requirement of the Job?:  Managing Employee Leaves”
  • "Department of Transportation: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use & Testing
  • "Fair Housing and Harassment Issues"
  • “Practical Issues in Implementing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)”
  • “Current Issues In FMLA, Equal Pay Act & Intern Rules”
  • "What is Workplace Harassment?"
  • "Unlawful Harassment and FMLA"
  • “GINA RULES  [Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008, Final Rules Effective January 2011]”

Courts and Bar Associations:

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004
  • Stark County Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Aultman College, Chair and Member, Board of Directors
  • Stark Community Foundation, Member, Board of Directors
  • United Way of Stark County, Past Board Member
  • Holy Cross Academy, Member, Board of Directors
  • Aultman Women's Board
  • Litigation Council, Fellow
  • Former Board Member: Aultman Health Foundation
  • Former Board Member: Canton Symphony Orchestra
  • Former President and former Board Member: Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
  • Past President & Former Board Member: Junior Achievement of Stark County
  • Leadership Stark County, 3rd Graduating Class

Honors & Awards:

  • AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2008-current
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2007-current
  • Listed as Best Lawyers 2015, 2017, 2020 Employment Law Management "Lawyer of the Year" - Akron area
  • Listed as Best Lawyers 2018 Labor Law Management "Lawyer of the Year - Akron Area
  • Listed as Best Lawyers 2012 Litigation - Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year” – Akron area
  • Listed as one of the Top 50 women in the state - Ohio Super Lawyers® (2010-2012, 2014-2016)
  • Listed as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state - Ohio Super Lawyers® (2016)
  • Listed as one of the Top 25 Women Cleveland Lawyers® (2009)
  • Selected a Leading Lawyer in the northeast Ohio region by Inside Business Magazine (2010)
  • Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Recipient of the Canton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
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