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Charles S. Herman

Charles S. Herman

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  • Georgia, Ohio
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Charles Herman grew up in Sylvania, Ohio and joined the military after graduating from Sylvania Southview High School in 1993. After serving four (4) years he was honorably discharged in 1998. Mr. Herman then attended undergraduate college at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2002 he moved back home to Toledo, Ohio and started law school at the University of Toledo, College of Law where he graduated from in 2005, graduating with a Certificate of Environmental Law. Immediately thereafter, he joined a classmate of his in Troy, Ohio and they began a law practice specializing in criminal appointed cases, probate matters (including wills and trusts and estates), and divorce and custody matters. From 2008 through 2014, Mr. Herman worked in Savannah, Georgia with a regionally recognized Plaintiff’s law firm which specializes in traditional labor law, employment law, personal injury, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, and criminal law. During this time period, he provided counsel to unions and the unions’ locally administered Pension, Vacation, and Health and Welfare Taft-Hartley benefit funds and represented individuals in Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, social security disability cases, civil rights cases, personal injury cases, and both misdemeanor (including DUI cases) and felony criminal cases in state and federal court. In 2014, he moved back to Toledo, Ohio and started Charles Herman Law. Mr. Herman is dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and his focus is on being highly responsive to his clients' questions and needs. Mr. Herman is committed to his clients and the foundation of his practice is based on relationships. It is the goal of Charles Herman Law to provide superior legal services to working people in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Free Consultation
    The Law Office of Charles S. Herman provides free consultations on most cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
6th Circuit
11th Circuit
  • English
Professional Experience
Charles Herman Law
- Current
Labor and Employment Law (including claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, gender, race, religious and disability discrimination, failure to accommodate a disability, hostile working environment, minimum wage and hours and overtime, and other violations of statutory law, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (including claims for overtime compensation), the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), constitutional claims against governmental entities, and state and federal whistleblower claims); Personal Injury - Serious Injury and Wrongful Death; Professionals’ Employment Agreements; ERISA Employee Benefits Litigation and Disability Insurance Claims – Plan Participants (including representation of individual employees, participants, or beneficiaries in appeals and litigation against employee benefit plans and funds in disputes over benefit claims, including disputes over eligibility for benefits and amounts of benefits under all types of plans); Traditional Labor Practice (representation of unions); Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; Hearing Loss Claims Under the Longshore Act; Traditional Labor Law, Toledo Employment Attorney, Wage and Hour Violations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Toledo Private Arbitration or Mediation Lawyer, Ohio Employee Benefits Litigation, Ohio Longshore Workers’ Compensation, Toledo Personal Injury Attorney, Toledo Car Accidents, Toledo Bicycle Accidents, Toledo Truck Accidents, Toledo Motorcycle Accidents, Trip and Falls (Ohio Premises Liability), Ohio Medical Malpractice, Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, Ohio Wrongful Death, Toledo Ohio Business Lawyer and Civil Litigation Attorney, Ohio Contract Attorney, and Toledo Ohio Estate Planning Attorney, Wills, Trusts, and Probate Lawyer.
Bignault & Carter
Provide counsel to unions concerning their internal governance and member rights, organizing strategies, approaches to collective bargaining and various other issues, including collective bargaining and contract negotiation; Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act compliance; representation of unions before the National Labor Relations Board including unfair labor practices and duty of fair representation claims; representation of unions and Taft-Hartley benefit funds in litigation as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts pursuant to the Labor-Management Relations Act, Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; defense of unions and benefit funds under Title VII in federal courts and administrative agencies; Employee Retirement Income Security Act compliance; union grievances and labor arbitration; drafting and amendment of Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefit plans; drafting of amendments and resolutions to trust agreements; prepare forms and procedures necessary for the daily operation of the plans; review, written, and consult for the preparation and determination of Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO’s); counsel the Trustees and the plan administrative managers concerning compliance with the numerous laws affecting the plans; provide legal representation to plans with advice on numerous benefit decisions while assisting other plan professionals in matters pertaining to various issues, including the collection of delinquent contributions.
Klein, Tomb & Eberly
Assisted in the management of the business aspects of the law office, including the human resource functions. Revised employee handbook and guidelines for support staff. Conducted recruiting to fill positions. Designed and implemented processes for law office management and for generating new business. Represented clients in various matters, including appointed criminal cases, domestic violence civil protection orders, real estate matters, probate, and family law.
The University of Toledo College of Law
J.D. (2005) | Environmental Law
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Senior Research Fellow, Legal Institute of the Great Lakes
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (2002) | Environmental Policy and Planning
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Washington Semester Fellow
Humanitarian Service Medal
United States Armed Forces
National Defense Service Medal
United States Armed Forces
Professional Associations
Toledo Bar Association
- Current
Georgia State Bar
- Current
Savannah Development and Renewal Authority
Board Member
Activities: The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority Board of Directors is a Board made up of 25 members appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, Georgia. The Board of Directors appoints a Technical Advisory Board of partner agencies, organizations, and downtown stakeholders to provide guidance in the development of programs and activities.
Virginia Tech Alumni Association
Activities: Organized game watching parties and participated in fundraising to build scholarship programs.
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Charles Herman Law
411 North Michigan Street
Suite 300
Toledo, OH 43604
Telephone: (419) 244-7500
Fax: (419) 244-7805