Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar - Speakers

  • Robert D. Hudson, Esq.

    Member • Frost Brown Todd LLC

    A member of Frost Brown Todd LLC, Hudson has over twenty- five years of experience representing management clients in all phases of labor relations. His practice includes various aspects of labor and employment consulting for management, equal employment opportunity, legal compliance training, union avoidance, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and employment litigation. He practices nationally before various administrative agencies and courts. Hudson’s distinguished service to the business community includes chairing Northern Kentucky’s two largest business organizations. He has authored several award-winning business books, including A Better Tomorrow – Fighting for Capitalism and Jobs in the Heartland (Saratoga Press LLC, 2012), Our Best Tomorrow – Students Teaching Capitalism to America (Headline Books 2013), and The HR Lawyer Within You (Saratoga Books 2015). Hudson's 2013 business columns were submitted for a Pulitzer Prize and he became an award-winning screenwriter in 2017.  
  • H. Douglas Jones, Esq.

    Attorney • Jones Howard Law PLLC

    Mr. Jones is the founder and Member-in-Charge of Jones Howard Law, PLLC.  He has over 30 years workers’ compensation litigation experience; Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated.  Mr. Jones was selected as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation” nationally (2014). He was awarded Corporate International – Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year in Kentucky (2015, 2017, 2018); Kentucky Super Lawyers (2008-2020); Lawyer International - Global Awards – Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year in Kentucky (2015-2019); Best Lawyers – The Best Lawyers in America (2003-2021); U.S. News - Best Law Firms, Jones Howard Law, PLLC (2016-2020).  Mr. Jones 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.  He has authored and co-authored numerous texts including three editions of “Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky.”  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Journalism) from University of Kentucky, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
  • Margaret J. Menefee, Esq.

    Attorney • Jones Howard Law, PLLC

    Ms. Menefee is an Associate Attorney with Jones Howard Law, PLLC. Her area of concentration is representing and defending employers in workers’ compensation claims throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Prior to joining Jones Howard Law, Ms. Menefee honed her legal research and writing skills as an intern with Ulmer & Berne, LLP. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was an Associate Member of the Law Review and on the Dean’s Honors List every semester (2004 - 2007). Ms. Menefee received the College of Law Honors Scholarship and the James B. Helmer, Jr. Scholarship which covered the cost of her legal education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science) from Northern Kentucky University, where she attended on a Presidential Full Tuition Scholarship. While at NKU, Ms. Menefee served as a Presidential Ambassador, earned the Enid Henry Award for Excellence in Political Science, and completed the Honors Scholar program, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio.
  • George G. Rupert

    Insurance Consultant, Mentor and Author •

    Rupert is a Kentucky licensed insurance consultant specializing in workers’ compensation. He has over 57 years’ experience in insurance, having previously served as an agent, educator and regulator. He does not sell insurance and has formed insPaths Mentors, a non-profit, to practice exclusively for clients needing to achieve better insurance outcomes in a Covid-19 environment.  He has been the recipient of numerous honors, the latest being the Lifetime Achievement Award from the insurance studies section of Eastern Kentucky University where he once served as an advisor in establishing the insurance and risk management curriculum.    
  • Gregory T. Snider, MD

    Owner and Director • Redpoint Medical

    Gregory T. Snider, MD is the owner and director of Redpoint Medical, PSC, in Lexington, Ky. He has extensive experience in work injury treatment, corporate health, and travel medicine. He is certified as a Medical Review Officer, holds a Certificate in Travel Health, is designated as a Civil Surgeon by the USCIS, and is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He has over 28 years practice experience, including over 15 years in the Lexington Clinic Occupational Medicine Section before forming Redpoint Medical in 2009. He has performed nearly 4,000 IME's over the last 20 years.  
  • Robert L. Swisher

    Commissioner • Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims

    Robert L. Swisher was raised in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Class of 1976, A.B. in English with High Honors) and the University of Kentucky College of Law (Class of 1979, Juris Doctor). From 1979 through 1990 he was engaged in a general civil practice law in Versailles, Kentucky and from 1991 through 2009 he practiced in Lexington concentrating in civil litigation and workers’ compensation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He was appointed an Administrative Law Judge in January 2010. In January 2013 Swisher was one of two Administrative Law Judges assigned exclusively to the Medical Dispute Docket, a pilot project initiated by the Department of Workers’ Claims to improve the process by which post-award medical disputes are resolved. On December 1, 2014 he was appointed Chief Administrative Law Judge. On April 1, 2017 he was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims and was appointed Commissioner on July 1. 2017. Commissioner Swisher is a member of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators and is a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.  

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