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Jerome (Jay) Linnen, Jr.

Fax: (330) 253-8095

Since beginning my legal career in Akron, Ohio, over 30 years ago, I have dedicated my practice to representing individuals and families that have been victimized by wrongful conduct, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous products, and discrimination or other wrongful conduct in the workplace. I have represented clients in the trial and appellate courts throughout the State of Ohio and Florida.

My goal is to place my clients in a position to allow them to make informed decisions on their legal matters, which in some cases will have a major impact on their lives. I aggressively pursue litigation on behalf of my clients and I have the resources to employ experienced investigators, engineers, physicians and consultants throughout the country. I devote at least fifty percent of my time to employment litigation including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender based discrimination, age discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers' Compensation retaliation, retaliation for engaging in protected activity, and various other areas under both state and federal law. I have been lead counsel in collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) concerning employer wage violations including overtime and tipped compensation.


  • Ohio University (B.B.A. Finance, Cum Laude, 1983)
  • University of Akron School of Law (J.D. 1987)


  • Linnen Co., L.P.A., 2001 – 2017
  • Willis & Linnen Co., L.P.A., 1990 – 2001
  • Scanlon & Henretta Co., L.P.A., 1987 – 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Defective Products
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1987
  • Florida, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio,1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
    (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Ohio Association for Justice
    (formerly Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar