Kevin Hess

Partner at Fisher Phillips


Columbus, OH

About Kevin Hess
Kevin Hess is a partner in the firm's Columbus office. He has particular experience in workers’ compensation and employment litigation. He focuses his practice on workplace health and safety and he also represents and counsels employers on compliance with employment-related laws.

Kevin defends the full panoply of discrimination charges in state and federal courts, directs clients through agency audits and counsels regularly on policy issues including termination and accommodation. Additionally, he represents an array of businesses nationwide including companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, construction, retail and services industries on matters involving public policy torts, occupational disease, disability claims, wrongful discharge, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and compliance, retaliation, grievances, unfair labor practice charges and regulatory compliance.

He has extensive administrative experience advocating before the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on a variety of matters such as general claims, medical reimbursement, self insurance, rate assessments and coverage. He has also counseled clients on workers’ compensation matters in other states.

Kevin has presented at training seminars for legal and human resource representatives on issues involving workplace health and safety. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at the Columbus Claims Association.

He has also written and co-authored articles for Business First and workers’ compensation newsletters on issues of employee discharge and retaliation.
Years of Experience

Since 2004

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Expert Type
  • Construction Lawyer
Expertise Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Ohio Bar