Hans A. Nilges

Hans A. Nilges

Wage and Hour Practice Group
Massillon, Ohio

I have been an employment attorney for my entire career, and I have a passion for this area of the law. This passion has led me to achieve a deep knowledge of various employment laws including various forms of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, medical leave issues, and wage and hour violations.

Throughout my life, I have always found satisfaction in helping people when they cannot help themselves. Being an employment attorney provides me that opportunity every day. When a worker has been unjustly terminated, harassed in the workplace, or improperly paid, they can turn to me.

We will often attempt to resolve issues outside of court. But if that is not possible, we are not afraid to litigate in court. In that regard, my firm and I are very experienced. For example, I have litigated nearly 100 overtime and minimum wage cases in various courts throughout the country and in arbitration proceedings. Many of these cases were complex class action lawsuits involving thousands of employees.

Our firm has recovered over $23,000,000 in unpaid overtime and minimum wages in such cases for thousands of clients since our firm's founding in 2014.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 2002
    • Honors: Law Dean's Scholarship
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Highest Grade Award for Legal Research and Writing
    • Law Review: The University of Toledo Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 2001 - 2002
  • The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1998
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Chairman of an Award Winning Political Club
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio's Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2007
  • Ohio's Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 - 2010


  • English