Leslie Iams Kuntz

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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Leslie is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Prior to joining the firm in 1990, Leslie served four years as an Assistant Stark County Prosecutor in the Civil Division. She is a frequent guest speaker at various public employment seminars as well as police officer training and school in-service seminars.

Professional Experience:

  • Serves as the Chief Negotiator in public sector union negotiations
  • Conducts and advises clients on Internal Investigations related to employment matters
  • Advocates client matters before the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) and State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR)
  • Advises political subdivisions regarding public employment matters
  • Serves as general counsel for several political subdivisions
  • Frequent presenter to business and community groups regarding various labor issues including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Affirmative Action, and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)


  • Miami University, B.A., 1983
  • University of Akron, J.D., 1986, published member of the Akron Law Review

Notable Presentations and Publications:

  • How Arbitration Works”
  • "Tips for Investigating Employment Related Claims"
  • "Fair Labor Standards Act"
  • "New Labor Regulations"
  • “SB 5/Budget Bill”
  • “New Developments for Public Employers and Companies with Government Contracts:  Homeland Security, Affirmative Action, and Speech Rights of Public Employees”
  • "Changes with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)"
  • "Reasons to Update Your Job Descriptions"
  • “Ohio Minimum Wage Law & Overtime Benefits - How the New Law Will Impact Your Company”
  • "Cybervetting and Other Hiring Issues"
  • "Sexual Harassment Training"
  • "First Amendment Rights of Public Employees"
  • “Ohio's Minimum Wage and its Continuing Impact on Employers”
  • “Child Labor Law Update”
  • “Ohio Public Records Act Update:  Private Entities”
  • "Wage & Hour Claims:  Are Your Employees Properly Classified & Are Your Properly Calculating Hours Worked?"
  • "Setting Up A Crisis Plan"

Courts and Bar Associations:

  • Ohio, 1986

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Former Member of the Executive Committee: Stark County Bar Association, Labor Law, Unauthorized Practice
  • Member: Ohio School Boards Attorney Association
  • Member: NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Member: The Public Sector Labor Relations Association
  • American Bar Association, State and Local Government and Employment Law Committee
  • Former Board Member:  Canton Palace Theatre
  • Former Treasurer and Board Member: Canton Ballet Barre Association
  • Past Chairman: Hall of Fame Festival Ribs Burnoff Committee
  • Served as counsel for Pro Football Hall of Fame activities
  • Former Committee Member: Canton Bicentennial
  • Former President: Children’s Network of Stark County Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-current
  • Named Best Lawyers Employment Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”, Akron (2012, 2014, 2017)
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