Overview

Patrick is a trial lawyer who has tried hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings.  He also maintains an active appellate practice, having handled roughly 100 appeals, including twelve matters before the Ohio Supreme Court.

Patrick is routinely called upon to handle some of the most high profile litigation in Ohio:

  • As lead counsel, Patrick successfully defended the litigation arising out of the catastrophic Fireball accident at the Ohio State Fair in 2017.
  • Won a landmark First Amendment case for the actor James Woods in one of the country’s first and most significant social media defamation case.
  • Successfully defended hundreds of employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.
  • Successfully defended, as lead counsel, the claims arising out of the mass stabbings at the Attorney General’s office.
  • Successfully defended numerous class and collective actions involving wage hour matters and other employment related claims.
  • Successfully defended two separate elevator deaths on Ohio State’s campus.
  • Defended in excess of 75 excessive force/false imprisonment claims.

Patrick serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  He handles litigation involving high exposure tort claims, employment matters, wage and hour collective actions, governmental liability, professional liability, and unfair competition and trademark issues. 

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, and Labor Law-Management, since 2013

D. Patrick Kasson Best Lawyers

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • 7 Ways Your Employees May Sue You
    Columbus, OH, May 15, 2018
  • Seven Ways Your Employees May Sue You
    Columbus, OH, May 14, 2018
  • Top 10 Hot Employment Topics
    Columbus, OH, Nov 2, 2017
  • Unemployment Compensation – How to Defend and its Interplay with Other Forms of Employers Liability
    Columbus, OH, Sep 27, 2017
  • How to Defend Unemployment Compensation Claims
    Columbus, OH, May 23, 2017
  • Top Ten Current Employment Law Issues
    CNA Global Specialty Lines, Wyomissing, PA, Dec 3, 2015
  • Physician Employment Agreements – Terms and Negotiations
    Dept. Family Medicine – University Hospitals, Cleveland OH, Sep 8, 2015
  • Damages in an Employment Practices Liability Claim
    Masters’ Employment Law CLE Seminar - Columbus, OH, Oct 30, 2013
  • Sep 30, 2013
  • Effective Electronic Medical Records in Health Care Litigation
    Fall Conference of Ohio Society for Health Risk Managers (OSHRM) - Columbus, OH, Sep 20, 2013
  • Premises Liability Claims in Ohio and Kentucky
    Dollar General Claim Representatives - Nashville, TN, Apr 15, 2013
  • Electronic Medical Records and the Litigation Process
    Hospital Insurance Forum’s Annual Meeting - Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 2, 2013
  • 'I’m Sorry' – Dealing With Unanticipated Outcomes and Addressing Them With Patient’s Family
    Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers - Columbus, OH, Sep 18, 2012
  • Defensible Nursing Documentation
    Holzer Medical Center - Jackson, OH, Jul 18, 2011
  • The Summary of Medical Malpractice Concepts - Ohio State University Medical School
    Columbus, OH, Mar 15, 2011
  • Trenton, OH, Nov 17, 2010
  • Columbus, OH, Nov 9, 2010
  • Common Employment Law Traps - Human Resources Professionals of Intelegrated Inc. & CNA Global Specialty Lines
    Cincinnati, OH, Sep 10, 2010
  • Jun 17, 2010
  • Preparing and Giving Deposition Testimony in a Medical Case
    Apr 13, 2009
  • ADA/FMLA and the Interplay with Worker's Compensation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators Meeting
    Columbus, Ohio, Oct 6, 2008
  • Navigating the Pitfalls of the Hiring Process, Ohio Township Administrators Convention
    Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 5, 2008
  • "Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Family Medical Leave Act", Jackson Township Management Trustees and Management Personnel
    Columbus, Ohio, Jun 2, 2008
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of FMLA, Ohio Township Association
    Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2008
  • 2007 Family Medical Leave Act Updated, Council on Education & Management
    Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov 5, 2007
  • Premises Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors, The Miller Brewing Company
    Middletown, OH, Sep 28, 2007
  • Proper Investigation Techniques in Workers' Compensation Claims, Pepsi Cola Bottling Plants Worker's Comp. Unit
    Columbus, OH, Jun 15, 2007
  • Anatomy of a Nursing Home Lawsuit, Nursing Home Administrators-Alliance Training Center
    Columbus, OH, Jun 12, 2007

Insights

Publications

Reminger Reports

Education

J.D., University of Dayton Law School, cum laude, 1991

B.A., Thomas Moore College, 1988

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1991)
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992
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