More Than 100 Years Of Combined Legal Experience In Kentucky and Ohio

More Than 100 Years Of Combined LEGAL EXPERIENCE In Kentucky and Ohio

H. Douglas Jones
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Fort Mitchell, KY

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859-331-5337

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Biography

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., 

Jones is a partner with JSB Attorneys, PLLC, which provides state-wide professional services through regional Kentucky offices. He has over 30 years’ experience defending employers in Kentucky workers’ compensation claims. Jones was previously selected as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation” nationally. He has served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, as well as an adjunct professor at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he taught Kentucky workers’ compensation law. Jones has an AV (highest) Martindale Hubbell rating and was inducted into the American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2007. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts related to workers’ compensation law. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from University of Kentucky, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Governmental Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
    • Major: Journalism

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Clients

  • Alexsis
  • Duro Bag Manufacturing Company
  • Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Classes/Seminars

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Ky. Workers’ Compensation Law), 1986 to 1996
  • Speaker, SEAK National Workers’ Compensation Conference, Hyannis, Ma.: 33rd Annual, 2013; 30th Annual, 2010; 27th Annual, 2007; 25th Annual, 2005; 24th Annual, 2004; 20th Annual, 2000
  • Speaker, National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) Seminars: Nashville, TN, 2015; Chicago, Il., 2014, 2010; Overland Park, Ka., 2009; Denver, Co., 2007; Atlanta, Ga., 2006; Covington, Ky., 2005
  • Moderator/Speaker, Annual Workers’ Compensation Adjusters’ Training Workshops, Louisville, Ky.: 2008; 2009; 2010
  • Speaker, “A Little DNA: Are Privacy and Discrimination Issues Raised?,” American Bar Association Seminar, Chicago, Il., March, 2008
  • Speaker, AMA Guides Sixth Edition, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP) Seminar, Louisville, Ky., February, 2008
  • Speaker, “Staying Out of Court,” American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP) Seminar, Louisville, Ky., November, 2007
  • Speaker, Kentucky Administrative Law Judge Training Seminar, Frankfort, Ky., September, 2006
  • Moderator/Speaker, Biennial Workers' Compensation Institutes, University of Kentucky, 1986-2017; Planning Committee Chair, 1992-2017
  • Moderator/Speaker, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Workers' Compensation Annual Seminars, 1987 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
  • 50 Most Influential People Nationally, Workers’ Compensation, 2014 (SEAK)
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow, Inaugural Class, 2007
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2021
  • U.S. News– Best Law Firms, Jones Howard Law, PLLC 2016-2020
  • LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center, “Workers’ Compensation Notable People, 2009”
  • Kentucky “Super Lawyers,” 2008-2021
  • Global 100 – Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year, Kentucky 2015-2019
  • Corporate USA Today – Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year, Kentucky 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • America Registry – Top Attorneys, Kentucky 2015, 2017
  • Lawyer International, Legal 100, Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year, Kentucky, 2017, 2019

References

  • William T. Robinson III
  • Mark G. Arnzen
  • Glenn Schilling
  • Judge Douglas K. Stephens

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Legal Causation,” Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Chair, Planning Committee, Third Edition, University of Kentucky Press, 2002
  • Co-Author, Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Handbook, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Third Edition 2008; Second Edition 2002; First Edition 1999
  • Co-Author, “House Bill 1, Kentucky’s New Workers’ Compensation Act: A Comparison of Injury Disability Determinations Under the Old and New Acts,” Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1997
  • Co-Author, “Legal Causation,” Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Chair, Planning Committee, Second Edition, University of Kentucky Press, 1996
  • Co-Author, "Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Repetitive Strain on the Workers' Compensation System," Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1993
  • Co-Author, "Legal Causation," Workers' Compensation in Kentucky, Member, Planning Committee, First Edition, University of Kentucky Press,1991
  • Author, "Preparation and Presentation of the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Defense Case," Kentucky Bench and Bar, 1986
  • Kentucky Editor, Workers' Compensation Monthly, 1990-2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Charter Life Fellow
  • Shoulder-To-Shoulder, Inc. (inner-city relief), President/CEO, 2006-10
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member, 1983-2004; Board of Directors, 1997-2000
  • Kentucky Baptist Convention, Executive Board Member, 1995-98
  • Kentucky Independent College Fund, Board of Trustees, 1987-1989
  • Baptist Convalescent Center, Board of Directors, 1993-1999 Executive Committee, 1997-1999
  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Board of Directors, 1994-1997

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, President, 1994 to 1995
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Kentucky, Graduate, 1993
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN.com), Charter Member, 2006-present; Board of Directors, 2007-2010