Deirdre G. Henry
Partner

Deirdre Henry began her legal career as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General (defending the Industrial Commission and the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation in disability claims involving complex medical issues). As a Partner with Weston Hurd , Deirdre represents employers in VSSR and workers’ compensation cases and is the Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice. In addition, Deirdre represents clients in matters involving employment, medical malpractice, long term care and legal malpractice. In 2009, Deirdre spoke before the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons on the topic of Deposition Preparedness/Mock Deposition. Her presentation focused on how to prepare for a deposition, how to endure a deposition, and how to answer questions most effectively.

Education

  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1974
  • University of Toledo Law School, J.D., 1977

Press, Publications and Presentations

2010 -
Presenter, COSE Small Business Conference - The Workplace Investigative Process
2009 -
Presenter, Deposition Preparedness/Mock Deposition, Ohio Chapter - American College of Surgeons
2003 -
Presenter, Perinatal Legal Case Review Conference, Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network

Representative Matters

Workers’ Compensation and Employment Experience -

Represent state fund and self-insured employers at administrative hearings on issues of claims allowance, extent of disability and permanent total disability applications.

Trial representation of employers in workers’ compensation appeals to the Court of Common Pleas.

Counsels employers and advocates on their behalf before the BWC on issues relating to premium matters and self insured status.

Represents employers relating to VSSR applications.

Represents employers in intentional tort cases.

Counseling and representing employers in employment discrimination cases, including ADA, FMLA and Title VII.

Represents clients in Ohio courts in matters involving wrongful termination, disability.

Professional Associations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Defense Research Institute

Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Top Rated Lawyer for Labor & Employment (2013), Recognized by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio Super Lawyer, Civil Litigation Defense (2007), Thomson Reuters

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


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