Deirdre G. Henry

Of Counsel
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4823
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4823 | F 216.623.0134
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Overview

Ms. Henry focuses her practice on matters involving employment, medical malpractice, long term care, legal malpractice, and the defense of directors’ and officers’ claims. She also represents employers on VSSR and workers’ compensation cases. Ms. Henry previously served as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General, providing trial and appellate representation to the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Experience

Workers’ Compensation Matters

  • Represents state fund and self-insured employers at administrative hearings on issues of claims allowance, extent of disability and permanent total disability applications
  • Represents employers in workers’ compensation appeals to the Court of Common Pleas
  • Counsels employers and advocating on their behalf before the BWC on issues relating to premium matters and self-insured status

Employment Law Matters

  • Represents state fund and self-insured employers at administrative hearings on issues of claims allowance, extent of disability and permanent total disability applications
  • Represents employers in workers' compensation appeals to the Court of Common Pleas
  • Counsels employers and advocating 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
  • Counsels and represents employers in employment discrimination cases, including ADA, FMLA and Title VII
  • Experienced in handling unemployment hearings for employers

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  2. Bowling Green State University, B.S.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America © for Labor Law - Management (2020)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Medical Malpractice Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Several Important Changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Approved by Governor DeWine (Jun 30, 2020)
    Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination (Jun 15, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Accommodating Employees Who Are Disabled, Pregnant, or Over 65 (Jun 12, 2020)
    Possible Employer Vicarious Liability for Employee’s HIPAA Violation Even When Employee Engages In Unauthorized Act (Jun 9, 2020)
    Legislation Repeals Three Health-Related Excise Taxes Imposed by the Affordable Care Act (Jun 5, 2020)
  2. Presentation
    "Deposition Preparedness/Mock Deposition" - Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  3. Firm News
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    Roetzel Welcomes Four Labor and Employment Attorneys to Growing Cleveland and Columbus Offices (Aug 7, 2018)
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