Michael P. Karst
  • Associate






 Michael P. Karst is an associate attorney with JKFM Law. Michael devotes his entire practice to civil litigation where he helps individuals resolve their wrongful termination and personal injury cases. He investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination, harassment, negligence, and intentional misconduct. Michael routinely fights on behalf of his clients against large corporations and major insurance companies for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also counsels employees on severance packages, non-compete obligations, and other terms of employment agreements.

Michael is licensed to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and the both Federal District Courts of Ohio. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Association for Justice and is an active member of the Akron Bar Association. Since 2017, Michael has been named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star", which recognizes less than 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio. 

Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law.  While in law school, Michael travelled the country competing as a top advocate on the nationally ranked Akron Law Mock Trial Team.  Upon completion of his coursework, Michael was awarded a Certificate in Litigation as recognition of his achievements in litigation.

Michael prides himself on the personal attention given to each client. He strives to return phone calls and emails on the same day and ensure that his client's questions are answered before they leave the office. In his free time, Michael is an avid basketball fan (Butler Bulldogs, Utah Jazz) and enjoys exploring Northeast Ohio with his wife, Katie. To contact Michael or any of the JKFM Law attorneys to set up your free consultation.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2013


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate - 05/2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Certificate of Litigation
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 05/2010
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Electronic Media

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association, Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Akron School of Law - Trial Team Coach, Present
  • Ohio Center for Legal Education - Mock Trial Judge, Present
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