Our New Name: Freking Myers & Reul!

After 25 years as Freking & Betz, we are pleased to announce our new name, adding partners Kelly Mulloy Myers and George Reul in recognition of the outstanding contributions by Kelly and George to the growth of the firm, and their successes representing working people.

“After Jeff Betz retired from practice in Ohio, we maintained the name in recognition of Jeff’s status as a co-founder. Now, years later, it became clear that we should recognize the new generation of leaders both within our firm but also within the legal community,” said co-founder Randy Freking. “Jeff will continue to provide support to our Colorado office, but he does so on a part-time basis.”

Ms. Myers is a leader in the Cincinnati Bar Association.  She is a graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class VI, and currently serves as a Board member and Secretary of the Association and as a Board member and President of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation.   She was recognized as the 2015 Southwest Ohio “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law by Best Lawyers in America and has been consistently recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Cincinnati.

Ms. Myers, a 1995 graduate of the University of Cincinnati Law School, joined the firm in 1996 and became a Partner in 2005.  Kelly earned a Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and was one of the first attorneys in Ohio to be certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  Kelly lives in Wyoming, Ohio with her husband, Todd, and daughter, Riley.

Mr. Reul has participated in jury trials in both state and federal court in Ohio and received favorable jury verdicts.  He has also represented employees at the Ohio Court of claims, as well as in mediation and arbitration.  Law and Politics Magazine has recognized George as an Ohio Rising Star.

George is a 1998 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law, joined the firm in 1998, and became a Partner in 2006. George received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University graduating with distinction and membership in Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a member of the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association and National Employment Lawyers Association, as well as the Cincinnati Bar Association, and American Bar Associations.  George lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Jill and two sons, Henry and James.

Along with the new name comes our new and updated website (www.fmr.law) and, of course, new email addresses for all of the members of the firm. For example, George can now be contacted. Don’t worry – during the transition, the former email addresses will seamlessly forward to the new address.