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

Overview

Deirdre 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. Deirdre 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
Services

Industries

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 (2020-2021) and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2021, 2022) 
  • 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
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    BWC Proposes New Rule Excluding COVID-19 Claims From an Employer’s Experience Rating (May 28, 2021)
    Ohio Governor Signs H.B. 308 to Create Fund for PTSD for First Responders (Jan 20, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "Deposition Preparedness/Mock Deposition" - Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    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)

Overview

Deirdre 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. Deirdre 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 (2020-2021) and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2021, 2022) 
  • 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
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
    BWC Proposes New Rule Excluding COVID-19 Claims From an Employer’s Experience Rating (May 28, 2021)
    Ohio Governor Signs H.B. 308 to Create Fund for PTSD for First Responders (Jan 20, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "Deposition Preparedness/Mock Deposition" - Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  3. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    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)