Massillon, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH

Hans A. Nilges

Experienced Ohio wage law attorney

"Hans Nilges was there for me when I was down and out!!" - Debbie P.

Wage and Hour Practice Group
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Phone: 330-470-4428
Fax: 330-754-1430
Email: Email Me

Hans in his own words

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 and our team of legal professionals in Northeast Ohio.

At Nilges Draher LLC, 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 $26,000,000 (and counting) in unpaid overtime and minimum wages in such cases for thousands of clients since our firm's founding in 2014. To learn more about how I can help you with your potential legal case, simply contact us and schedule a free case evaluation with me. I would be honored to help you and answer your legal questions.

"I appointed Hans as my attorney, and his whole staff has went beyond what I expected." - Kevin M.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • 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. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • 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 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 - 2010
  • Avvo 9.6 rating
  • Ohio Association for Justice Board member
  • American Association for Justice member
  • Stark County Bar Association member


  • English
Massillon Office

7266 Portage Street NW
Suite D
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: 330-470-4428
Fax: 330-754-1430

Cleveland Office

614 W. Superior Avenue
Suite 1148
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-230-2955
Fax: 330-754-1430

Columbus Office

34 N. High Street
Suite 502
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-824-5770
Fax: 330-754-1430

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