CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – July 10, 2017 – Two attorneys from Dressman Benzinger LaVelle have recently been elected to boards. Robert M. Hoffer will serve as Legal Advisor of the Kentucky SHRM Council. KYSHRM serves over 3,000 human resources professionals and advances the HR profession in Kentucky through local chapters as well as student chapters. Read More
Managers want to terminate employment of a poor performer without doing the hard work first. Employees should be provided a chance to improve and necessary feedback. Managers need to coach and help to set goals. Employees do not always know what is expected of them and managers should not assume that an employee knows Read More
CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – June 22, 2017 – DBL Law has announced the addition of Justin Clark to its growing practice. Clark will practice as Of Counsel to DBL Law. Justin is a partner at Top Shelf Lobby, a preeminent Kentucky government relations firm. Clark’s law practice involves general and complex business litigation, insurance regulatory Read More
In McAbee v. Chapman, 504 S.W.3d 18 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court in an opinion by Justice Lisabeth Hughes considered at length the applicability of KRE 615 to expert witnesses. That Rule of Evidence codifies what is known historically as “the rule of separation (or sequestration) of witnesses,” or “the witness rule.” It is Read More
With a Republican majority in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly for the first time in nearly a century, legislative changes to Kentucky’s labor laws have already begun. In the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly, the legislature enacted new laws implementing “right-to-work” and repealing prevailing wage. Right-to-Work House Bill 1 and Read More
DBL Law, a mid-size full-service law firm with multiple locations, is seeking a Construction Law Associate Attorney to join their downtown Cincinnati office immediately. Applicants should have 3+ years’ experience in the areas of construction and design law with a background in commercial real estate transactions. Experience should include drafting and revising commercial contract documents, Read More
Article written by Shelly Sigo and originally published by The Bond Buyer Thursday, August 27, 2015 Kentucky is financing a statewide high-speed Internet system in a first-of-its kind P3 deal that market participants said should offer higher yield to investors. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, as conduit issuer, is pricing $230.05 million of 30-year Read More
In an opinion (http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2014-CA-001050.pdf) issued in late July, the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s grant of the defendant’s motion for directed verdict (MDV) that was made immediately after the opening statement by plaintiff’s counsel. In Harrington v. Argotte, 2014-CA-1050, the Court, in an opinion by Judge Jeff Taylor, noted that a directed Read More
DBL Law is pleased to announce that partner Kevin F. Hoskins has been named a 2015 Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 winner. This annual awards program recognizes young professionals in the Tri-State who have reached major milestones in their careers and also made significant contributions to the community. “It’s an honor to be recognized Read More
Employers know that regular attendance is a requirement in a job. Employees who consistently miss work can wreak havoc on schedules and delivery of products and services. The Sixth Circuit recently issued a decision that stated this common sense principle – an employee who cannot show up to work is not qualified to perform the essential Read More
The Task Force, comprised of area top executives appointed by Judge-Executive Elect Kris Knochelmann, will work to compare the current structure of the CVG Board to the best practices at other airports with which CVG is competing. See the Cincinnati Business Courier article here. Jim Dressman is a Partner in the law firm of Dressman Benzinger Read More
OSHA issued final regulations for its new record keeping rules. The new rules relate to what injuries need to be reported and when, as well as the new exemptions for some low risk employers. Employers now have to report the following work-related events to OHSA: • All fatalities • All inpatient hospitalizations of one or Read More
DBL Law is pleased to announce that Nicole Elver has joined the firm in the firm’s downtown Louisville office. Elver practices in the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation practice groups. She has experience in state and federal litigation, including securities, False Claims Act, breach of contract, unfair competition (including trade secret and Read More
DBL Law is pleased to announce that Carol J. Ney has joined the firm as head of its Intellectual Property practice group. She will be based in the firm’s downtown Cincinnati office. Ney has extensive experience assisting clients with IP matters. Although she is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Read More
James A. Dressman III, and Mark D. Guilfoyle , partners in the law firm of DBL Law, were recognized by Cincy Magazine as three of the top lawyers in the tri-state area. These DBL partners are among 205 area attorneys featured in the publication’s “Leading Lawyers” list, compiled from nominations by recipients’ peers. Dressman is the Managing Read More
DBL Law partner, Kelly Schoening, will join a panel of legal experts for the first in a series of eight seminars hosted by the Cincinnati Business Courier titled “Avoiding Common Legal Traps: Don’t Get Caught.” The series is part of the Business Courier’s Small Business Essentials series. Schoening will serve as a facilitator for the Tuesday, March 11th seminar titled, “How to do human resources without an HR manager.”
Six DBL attorneys were recently named as 2013-2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers: Mark Guilfoyle, Bob Hoffer, David Kramer, Richard Meyer, Kelly Schoening and Kent Wicker. Five DBL attorneys were named to the 2013-2014 Rising Stars list: Nick Birkenhauer, Emily Hanna, Ellen Houston, Chris Markus and Ryan McLane.
Dan Mistler, partner at DBL Law, was recently inducted into the Holmes High School Hall of Distinction. The Holmes Hall of Distinction honors distinguished graduates and friends of Covington schools in recognition of their achievements and contributions to society. It was founded to recognize the history of Holmes High School and its continuing impact on Read More
DBL Law Partner, Dan Mistler was recently featured in the Kentucky Enquirer for his devotion to giving back to his community.
Kevin F. Hoskins, partner at DBL Law, has been recognized as a rising leader in Ohio by two prestigious organizations, Super Lawyers and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
On February 5, 2013, the Department of Labor released an updated FMLA poster that is required to be posted by March 8, 2013.
Mr. Robert M. Hoffer (Bob) has been named “The 2012 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year” by the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA). Bob has been a member of NKBA since 1985.
DBL Law Partner James A. Dressman was recently awarded the Bishop Hughes Award from his alma mater Thomas More College. Dressman received this honor for his involvement in Catholic higher education