Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is pleased to announce that Member Kimberly Hall is the 2020 recipient of the ATHENA Young Professional Award.
Presented annually by the Wayne County Women’s Network in conjunction with a number of sponsors, the ATHENA Young Professional award honors emerging women leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.
As a member of the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation practice groups, Kim focuses her practice on counseling business owners and managers in employment law matters and regularly assists them in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She is also experienced in defending employers in collective action/class action wage and hour lawsuits.
Kim represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. She also represents employers in OSHA and workers’ compensation matters.
Kim is deeply involved in a number of civic and community organizations in the Wooster, Wayne County, and Holmes County areas, often in a position of leadership. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Holmes County Economic Development Council and the Heartland, Stark & Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross. Her love of animals shines through in her role on the Board of Directors of the Wayne County Humane Society, to which she devotes many hours of her time. She has also been a member of Wooster Noon Lions Club since 2016. Kim also sits on the Board of Trustees of OneEighty, Inc. OneEighty provides six primary services to Wayne and Holmes County residents: Domestic violence and sexual assault services, substance abuse and addiction services, mental health services, housing and supportive services, community relations, and prevention and a rape crisis center.
Professionally, Kim is an active member of the American, Ohio, and Wayne County Bar Associations. In addition, she was previously a member and one-time President of the Holmes County Bar Association. Kim shares her knowledge of employment law in a number of ways, including as a speaker to a wide variety of professional and business organizations and through her writing.
Kim earned her law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and her B.S. from the College of Wooster, where she graduated summa cum laude.