Jonathan Miller

Shareholder
Toledo
One SeaGate
Suite 1700
Toledo, OH 43604
P 419.254.5273
F 419.242.0316
P 419.254.5273 | F 419.242.0316

Overview

Jonathan defends Ohio employers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation against workers’ compensation claims, including .512 and Mandamus Actions and Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) claims. He guides clients through post-administrative appeals filed in common pleas courts throughout Ohio: preparing pleadings, developing litigation strategy, deposing fact and expert witnesses, representing employers at jury trials, and negotiating and concluding settlements. He has particular strengths crafting Medicare Set-Asides. And he protects the rights of companies in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.

Clients depend on Jonathan’s skill and experience effectively and efficiently to protect their business interests and bottom line – effectively and efficiently – like the national retailer facing liability for a serious workplace accident. During the trial, Jonathan successfully demonstrated that the injured worker’s own negligence caused the accident, saving his client more than $70,000 for that claim alone. For another client, a national health insurance provider, Jonathan resolved multiple workers’ compensation claims filed by traveling nurses, then worked with the client to rewrite the employer’s internal safety handbook to reduce future risk for similar incidents.

On behalf of employers across Ohio, Jonathan monitors claims to identify and respond to post-allowance issues such as terminating compensation, claim reactivation, permanent partial disability claims, motions for additional conditions, permanent total disability claims, requests for surgery or additional medical treatment, and the necessity of continuing medical treatment.

Experience
  • Assisted a regional manufacturing client with an amputation/loss of use award and successfully resolved a subsequent VSSR filing 
  • Assisted with creating and implementing safety protocols for traveling nurses to reduce workers’ compensation claims 
  • Successfully defended a workers' compensation claim filed against a regional hospital arising out of a motor vehicle accident with an ambulance 
  • Successfully defended a death claim application against a national manufacturing company 
  • Successfully defended numerous VSSR applications against a national employer 
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  2. Eastern Michigan University, B.S., Political Science

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan

Recognitions

  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Transportation Law (2021-2023); Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022-2023) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Toledo Bar Association - Member
  • Columbus Bar Association - Member
  • International Committee on Health Care-Certified Medicare Set-Aside Consultant
  • Ohio Self Insured Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    #MeToo Restricts the Use of NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases (Nov 18, 2022)
    Uptick in COVID Cases Prompts Additional EEOC Guidance (Jul 13, 2022)
    The X Box: EEOC Announces Addition of Nonbinary Gender Option to Discrimination Charge (Mar 31, 2022)
    U.S. Supreme Court Shoots Down COVID-19 Shot-or-Test Rule (Jan 13, 2022)
    COVID-19 Update: The CDC Issues New Isolation Guidance (Dec 29, 2021)
  2. Presentations
    "Bringing Employees Back After a Furlough or Shutdown" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
    "Managing the Interplay between the FMLA and Workers' Compensation" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    "Medicare Set Asides: Assessing the Benefits and Analyzing the Risks of Submission" - Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) (2016)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Eight Roetzel Attorneys Promoted to Shareholder in 2021 (Jan 1, 2021)
    Eleven Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)

Overview

Jonathan defends Ohio employers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation against workers’ compensation claims, including .512 and Mandamus Actions and Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) claims. He guides clients through post-administrative appeals filed in common pleas courts throughout Ohio: preparing pleadings, developing litigation strategy, deposing fact and expert witnesses, representing employers at jury trials, and negotiating and concluding settlements. He has particular strengths crafting Medicare Set-Asides. And he protects the rights of companies in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.

Clients depend on Jonathan’s skill and experience effectively and efficiently to protect their business interests and bottom line – effectively and efficiently – like the national retailer facing liability for a serious workplace accident. During the trial, Jonathan successfully demonstrated that the injured worker’s own negligence caused the accident, saving his client more than $70,000 for that claim alone. For another client, a national health insurance provider, Jonathan resolved multiple workers’ compensation claims filed by traveling nurses, then worked with the client to rewrite the employer’s internal safety handbook to reduce future risk for similar incidents.

On behalf of employers across Ohio, Jonathan monitors claims to identify and respond to post-allowance issues such as terminating compensation, claim reactivation, permanent partial disability claims, motions for additional conditions, permanent total disability claims, requests for surgery or additional medical treatment, and the necessity of continuing medical treatment.

Experience
  • Assisted a regional manufacturing client with an amputation/loss of use award and successfully resolved a subsequent VSSR filing 
  • Assisted with creating and implementing safety protocols for traveling nurses to reduce workers’ compensation claims 
  • Successfully defended a workers' compensation claim filed against a regional hospital arising out of a motor vehicle accident with an ambulance 
  • Successfully defended a death claim application against a national manufacturing company 
  • Successfully defended numerous VSSR applications against a national employer 

Education

  1. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  2. Eastern Michigan University, B.S., Political Science

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
  2. Michigan

Recognitions

  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Transportation Law (2021-2023); Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022-2023) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Toledo Bar Association - Member
  • Columbus Bar Association - Member
  • International Committee on Health Care-Certified Medicare Set-Aside Consultant
  • Ohio Self Insured Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    #MeToo Restricts the Use of NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases (Nov 18, 2022)
    Uptick in COVID Cases Prompts Additional EEOC Guidance (Jul 13, 2022)
    The X Box: EEOC Announces Addition of Nonbinary Gender Option to Discrimination Charge (Mar 31, 2022)
    U.S. Supreme Court Shoots Down COVID-19 Shot-or-Test Rule (Jan 13, 2022)
    COVID-19 Update: The CDC Issues New Isolation Guidance (Dec 29, 2021)
  2. Presentations
    "Bringing Employees Back After a Furlough or Shutdown" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
    "Managing the Interplay between the FMLA and Workers' Compensation" - Roetzel Employment Services Webinar (2018)
    "Medicare Set Asides: Assessing the Benefits and Analyzing the Risks of Submission" - Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) (2016)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Eight Roetzel Attorneys Promoted to Shareholder in 2021 (Jan 1, 2021)
    Eleven Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)