Andrew Kimble represents employees and employers in individual and class action lawsuits.
Andrew has successfully litigated against companies of all kinds, from single-location restaurants, to government agencies, to international corporations. He has represented restaurant employees denied their rightful wages, delivery drivers who are not properly reimbursed for expenses, exotic dancers paid only in tips, and various other employees misclassified as “independent contractors” or salaried employees. In the process, he has helped thousands of workers recover millions of dollars in wages.
Andrew prides himself on providing employees with the same quality of representation that their employers receive. He relishes the challenge of advocating for employees against what might seem to be long odds. “Most employees don’t realize the power they have to fight back. I enjoy helping employees navigate the often-confusing landscape of employment law, and more importantly, helping them to obtain a positive outcome.”
Before joining MSD, Andrew worked for prominent New York City wage and hour class action firm, where he represented low wage workers across the country. In 2015, he moved home to open a successful solo employment law practice in Columbus, Ohio.
While Andrew most often represents employees in employment litigation, he also has experience handling employment disputes from the defense-side and as a neutral government mediator. During law school, Andrew mediated cases at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and also worked in the Benefits & Employment Law department of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2011)
- University of Dayton, B.A. (2007)
Recent Notable and Representative Cases:
- Obtained a jury verdict valued at over $300,000 for a single plaintiff who worked at a dance studio in North East Ohio.
- Part of legal team which obtained a $4 million jury verdict on behalf of two plaintiffs in race discrimination bellwether trail against Turner Industries in the Eastern District of Texas.
- Successfully represented nationwide class of middle managers and shift supervisors against various prominent chain retailers and fast food chains.
- Helped class of Account Representatives and/or Marketing Representatives to recover unpaid overtime wages because they were misclassified as exempt from overtime.
- Defeated motion to dismiss wage and hour collective action based on Offer of Judgment in aftermath of Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk.
- Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of four Ohio workers at Los Arrieros Mexican Restaurant in Bucyrus, Ohio on their Ohio unpaid minimum wage and overtime claims.
- Helped class of exotic dancers at New York City-area strip clubs to recover unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, and unlawful deductions from their employer.
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
- State of Ohio
- State of New York
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York