John Milligan's practice is concentrated in Labor and Employment Law. He advises clients on best labor and employment practices, litigation avoidance, dispute resolution techniques, records retention, contract drafting, and negotiations with customers, employees, and suppliers. In addition to advising clients pre-suit or in a preventative capacity, John is an experienced litigator. He has handled numerous employment discrimination lawsuits and employee grievance arbitrations. John is comfortable in any adversarial setting, including practicing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and State and Federal Courts.

In addition to his labor and employment practice, John has extensive experience litigating insurance matters, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, Municipal and Zoning Liability, Maritime and Admiralty Law, and Constitutional Civil Rights issues.

Prior to joining KMK, John was a Partner at Schroeder, Maundrell, Barbiere & Powers where he represented numerous private clients and cities, townships, villages and other public entities in a variety of lawsuits, including property disputes, personal injury and wrongful death actions, intentional torts, and section 1983 claims. He has significant transactional experience with both private and public entities and extensive knowledge of non-profit laws.

John earned his J.D. from the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2012. While earning his law degree, he received a Concentration Certificate in Labor and Employment Law with an emphasis on private labor relations.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association 

Awards & Recognition

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber C-Change 2020, Class 15

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2015-2021

Selected to America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 2018

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Speaking Engagements



  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2012

B.A., Miami University, 2009

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