Douglas M. Kennedy

In Memoriam, Shareholder
Columbus
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.463.9770
| F 614.463.9792
P 614.463.9770 | F 614.463.9792

Overview

Roetzel & Andress is saddened by the death of former Columbus Shareholder, Douglas M. Kennedy. Doug, who began his career as an associate at Roetzel in 1989, died Saturday, August 14, 2021. Doug was an excellent attorney who worked hard for his clients and always did his very best to serve their interests. He will be greatly missed, both personally and professionally.

We would like to share a link to the wonderful tribute written by his family. In his daughter Kate’s words, “It was difficult to sum up his extraordinary life in one page, but we hope you take as much comfort in reading it as we did in its composition.”

https://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/Douglas-Kennedy/#!/Obituary

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
    • Associate Editor, University of Toledo Law Review
  2. Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A.

Credentials

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

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Labor & Employment (2013-2022), Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2021, 2022) and Employment Law – Management (2022)
  • Central Ohio's Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine (2009-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2007, 2012-2013, 2017-2020)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition (2008)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Athletic Club of Columbus, member of Admissions Committee, President (2009) and former member of Board of Directors
  • Dublin Coffman Quarterback Club, former Vice President of Operations
  • Dublin Coffman Lacrosse Boosters, former Treasurer
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Alumni Admissions Advisor
  • Dublin Community Church, United Church of Christ
    • Former Co-Chair of the Building Committee for a new sanctuary
    • Former member of the Governing Board

Insights

  1. Alerts
    OSHA Highlights 10 Infection Prevention Measures in New Poster (Apr 10, 2020)
    EEO-1 Payroll Data Requirement Delayed....Again (Sep 1, 2017)
    OSHA Proposes to Extend July 1 Deadline for Injury and Illness Summaries (Jun 30, 2017)
    Pregnancy Discrimination Case against UPS is Revived (Mar 25, 2015)
  2. Presentations
    "Legal Update: COVID-19's Impact on Federal Employment Laws and Best Practices for How Employers Can Stay Compliant" - Roetzel Webinar (November 2020)
    "Managing the Interplay between the FMLA and Workers' Compensation" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    "Sexual Harassment Claims - Do I Need to be Worried?" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings” - Roetzel's Labor & Employment Law Seminar Series (2017)
    “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefing - Part II” - Roetzel's Labor & Employment Law Seminar Series (2017)
  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)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)

Overview

Roetzel & Andress is saddened by the death of former Columbus Shareholder, Douglas M. Kennedy. Doug, who began his career as an associate at Roetzel in 1989, died Saturday, August 14, 2021. Doug was an excellent attorney who worked hard for his clients and always did his very best to serve their interests. He will be greatly missed, both personally and professionally.

We would like to share a link to the wonderful tribute written by his family. In his daughter Kate’s words, “It was difficult to sum up his extraordinary life in one page, but we hope you take as much comfort in reading it as we did in its composition.”

https://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/Douglas-Kennedy/#!/Obituary

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
    • Associate Editor, University of Toledo Law Review
  2. Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A.

Credentials

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

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Labor & Employment (2013-2022), Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2021, 2022) and Employment Law – Management (2022)
  • Central Ohio's Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine (2009-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2007, 2012-2013, 2017-2020)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition (2008)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Athletic Club of Columbus, member of Admissions Committee, President (2009) and former member of Board of Directors
  • Dublin Coffman Quarterback Club, former Vice President of Operations
  • Dublin Coffman Lacrosse Boosters, former Treasurer
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Alumni Admissions Advisor
  • Dublin Community Church, United Church of Christ
    • Former Co-Chair of the Building Committee for a new sanctuary
    • Former member of the Governing Board

Insights

  1. Alerts
    OSHA Highlights 10 Infection Prevention Measures in New Poster (Apr 10, 2020)
    EEO-1 Payroll Data Requirement Delayed....Again (Sep 1, 2017)
    OSHA Proposes to Extend July 1 Deadline for Injury and Illness Summaries (Jun 30, 2017)
    Pregnancy Discrimination Case against UPS is Revived (Mar 25, 2015)
  2. Presentations
    "Legal Update: COVID-19's Impact on Federal Employment Laws and Best Practices for How Employers Can Stay Compliant" - Roetzel Webinar (November 2020)
    "Managing the Interplay between the FMLA and Workers' Compensation" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    "Sexual Harassment Claims - Do I Need to be Worried?" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings” - Roetzel's Labor & Employment Law Seminar Series (2017)
    “2017 Roetzel Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefing - Part II” - Roetzel's Labor & Employment Law Seminar Series (2017)
  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)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)