Christian A. Jenkins
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Christian A. Jenkins

Christian A. Jenkins

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Practice Areas:

  • Labor & Employment 40%
  • Consumer Protection 20%
  • Class Action 40%


Christian A. Jenkins ("Chris") is the managing partner of Minnillo & Jenkins. With 25 years of practice, Chris is an experienced litigator with broad knowledge of practice areas from labor and employment to consumer law to electronic privacy to general civil litigation and class action practice.

Chris has a passion for helping people, especially those victimized by the abuses of government, corporations and other institutions. He regularly represents unions and their members in disputes with government employers, groups of consumers subjected to scams and workers subjected to discrimination or denied overtime pay and minimum wages. As a result of his experience, Chris is a regular speaker on issues ranging from electronic privacy litigation, FMLA rights, and unlawful debt collection practices. Chris is counsel for the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees ("CODE"), which represents the City of Cincinnati's approximately 1,000 professional and managerial employees, the Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors, which represents all principals, assistant principals and administrators employed by Cincinnati Public Schools, and the Lebanon City School Employees Association.

Chris began his career with a national law firm in Milwaukee Wisconsin where he worked on litigation and labor and employment matters. Chris and his family have been part of the Cincinnati community since relocating in 1998 so that his wife could pursue a career as university professor. Since that time, Chris has worked on many significant, high-profile cases and become one of the area's leading civil attorneys.  Some of Chris’s significant cases include:

  • City of Cincinnati Pension Settlement: $165 million settlement of class action claims brought by nearly 3,000 City employees against the Cincinnati Retirement System, in which he continues to serve as class counsel for all active employees under a 30-year consent decree;. (Read More Here)
  • Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleading squad (the "BenGals,"): Successful claims for unpaid wages and overtime in a settlement  approved by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio resulting in payments to every affected member;  
  • Rally’s and Checkers Minimum Wage and Overtime Litigation: Thousands of fast food workers at Rally's and Checkers restaurants in several states in a case involving minimum wage and overtime violations that resulted in a significant class action settlement.  (Read More Here)
  • Eagle Loan Company:  Class action settlement of usury claims against a “small loan” lender on behalf of thousands of Ohio residents.  (Read More Here

Some other examples of significant settlements include: Cincinnati Bell Wireless wrongful roaming charges; former Peoples Bank of Northern Kentucky RICO claims; privacy claims against Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell for publishing social security numbers on the internet; and the largest settlement ever under the federal Privacy Act for claims against the Veterans Administration for losing the personal information of millions of veterans. (Read More Here)  

On a personal note, Chris is an avid distance runner and lives in Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood with his wife and two daughters.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Philosophy/Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1995
  • Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999


  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers - Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Rising Star - Employment & Labor Attorney (Cincinnati, OH )

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Published Works

  • Effective Agreements to Arbitrate Employment Claims, Wisconsin Lawyer, April, 1998

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

  • Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees (CODE)
  • Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors (CAAS)
  • Lebanon City School Employees Association (LCSEA)

Representative Cases

  • Smith v. Fifth Third Bank, 2019 WL 1746367 (S.D. Ohio 2019)
  • Lohmann v. City of Cincinnati, 2018-Ohio-2505 (1st Dist. App. 2018)
  • Berkheimer v. REKM, LLC, 2018-Ohio-2668 (12th Dist. App. 2018)
  • Stone v. Kettering Adventist Healthcare (In re Stone), 587 B.R. 678 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2018)
  • Schneider v. Kumpf, 2016-Ohio-5161 (2nd Dist. App. 2016)
  • Kimber Baldwin Designs LLC v. Silv Commun., Inc., 225 F. Supp 3d 670 (S.D. Ohio 2016)
  • Brenneman v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc., 2014 WL 5448864 (S.D. Ohio 2014)
  • State ex rel. Cincinnati for Pension Reform v. Hamilton County Board of Elections, 137 Ohio St.3d 45 (2013)
  • In re Marshall, 491 B.R. 217 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2012)
  • In re JP Morgan Chase Mortgage Modification Litigation, 880 F.Supp.2d 220 (D. Mass. 2012).
  • Cincinnati v. State of Ohio, 2012 WL 2866092 (1st Dist. App. 2012)
  • Langendorfer v. Kaufman, 2011 WL 4711918 (S.D. Ohio 2011)
  • In re Department of Veterans Affairs Data Theft Litigation, 653 F.Supp.2d 58 (D.D.C. 2009)
  • Lambert v. Hartman, 517 F.3d 433 (6th Cir. 2008)
  • Doe v. Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 116 Ohio St. 3d 538 (2008).
  • Jolliff v. National Labor Relations Board, 513 F.3d 600 (6th Cir. 2008)
  • Dean v. Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2007 WL 1098543 (S.D. Ohio 2007)
  • Frey v. Workhorse Custom Chassis, LLC, 2007 WL 647495 (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Estep v. Blackwell, 2006 WL 3469569 (S.D. Ohio 2006)
  • Latham v. The Office Of The Attorney General Of The State Of Ohio, 395 F.3d 261 (6th Cir. 2005)
  • In re Lebanon City School Employees Ass’n, 2003 WL 22368937, 2003 SERB 4-33 (May 29, 2003)
  • Cervantes v. Sugar Creek Packing Co., Inc., 210 F.R.D. 611 (S.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Pollitt v. Roadway Express, Inc., 228 F.Supp.2d 854 (S.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Seifer v. PHE, Inc., 196 F.Supp.2d 622 (S.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Frantz v. Village of Bradford, 245 F.3d 869 (6th Cir. 2001)

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member, Present

Ancillary Businesses

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Past Positions

  • Sirkin, Pinales, Mezibov & Schwartz, LLP, Attorney, 1998 to 2003



  • English
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