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Kastner Westman & Wilkins

Effectively managing an organization’s human resources requires a solid foundation.

Such a foundation is comprised of well-conceived human resources policies and practices as well as a keen sensitivity to the external laws and regulations that impact the employer-employee relationship. Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC is a management-side labor and employment law firm committed to helping organizations develop that foundation.

Our Practice Areas

We help clients establish a sound foundation for success by providing counsel and representation in the following areas:

  • Affirmative Action Compliance Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Diversity and Inclusion Employee Benefits
  • Employer Counseling Employment Litigation Employment-Related Immigration
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Charges Human Resources Consulting
  • Labor Arbitrations/Negotiations
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Trade Secret/Non-compete Litigation Wage and Hour Issues
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workforce Management

Our Attorneys

  • James P. Wilkins, Shareholder
  • Kenneth M. Haneline, Shareholder
  • Keith L. Pryatel, Shareholder
  • John W. McKenzie, Shareholder
  • Thomas E. Green, Shareholder
  • Julie A. Trout
  • Amanda S. Smith
  • Olivia M. Hochschwender
  • Travis N. Teare
  • Margaret A. Matejkovic, Of Counsel
  • Kenneth A. Stump, Of Counsel
  • Garvin & Hickey, LLC, Of Counsel
  • FordHarrison LLP, Of Counsel
  • Dean E. Westman, Retired (2013)
  • Harley M. Kastner (1949-2008)

Reaching Kastner Westman & Wilkins

3550 West Market Street, Suite 100
Akron, Ohio 44333

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Amanda S. Smith

Amanda’s unusual path to becoming a labor and employment attorney began with earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in neuroscience at Allegheny College and Kent State University, respectively.  After determining that a career in science ultimately was not for her, she took a job as a legal assistant following her graduate studies, and immediately fell in love with law.

That first position at a plaintiff’s side labor and employment firm quickly evolved into enrolling in classes at the University of Akron School of Law, where she eventually earned her juris doctor degree, summa cum laude.

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Michael Tontillo

Mike first joined KWW as a law clerk in 2019. Following his second summer with the firm, Mike accepted the firm’s offer to remain on the team following his graduation from the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. Now an attorney, Mike has accumulated significant experience in various aspects of labor and employment law during his time with KWW, including health and pension benefits agreements, leave management, and ADA compliance.

In his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama, Mike majored in education and worked as an elementary school teacher before eventually transitioning into the...
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Thomas Evan Green

Thomas (Tom) Green is an OSBA-certified specialist in labor and employment law. He works with the full range of employers - private, public, non-profit, big, small and in between - counseling them in areas such as wage/hour law, employee discipline and discharge, disability and family and medical leave management, and collective bargaining agreement and employment policy administration. Tom also assists unionized employers with developing and executing sound labor relations practices, both at the bargaining table and behind the scenes.









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