Chief Administrative Law Judge • Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Douglas W. (Doug) Gott was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He graduated from Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. His private practice in Bowling Green was devoted to civil litigation, with an emphasis in workers’ compensation law. He was a member of the KBA’s IOLTA board of trustees. He was appointed an administrative law judge with the Department of Workers’ Claims in 2008. He was appointed Chief ALJ in 2017. He is a member of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary. He is a frequent presenter at workers’ compensation seminars and conferences.
Robert D. Hudson, Esq.
Labor & Employment Attorney • 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.
Partner • JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Jones is a Member of 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 and Best Lawyers in America - Kentucky. 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.
Director of Client Engagement • Command Investigations
Kevin currently serves as the Director of Client Engagement for Command Investigations and has over a decade of experience in the investigations industry. His current responsibilities include the supervision of Command’s Account Management Team, national customer expansion, oversight of the continuing education curriculum, and developing claim investigation strategies for Command’s clientele. Prior to his promotion into client management, Lederer held various roles at Command including SIU Investigator, Senior Field Investigator and Operations Manager. During this time, he managed a team of investigators in various states, successfully conducted thousands of hours in surveillance operations, and worked a variety of scene investigations, claimant interviews and other field operations. Lederer currently resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and daughter.
Margaret J. Menefee, Esq.
Associate Attorney • JSB Attorneys, PLLC
Ms. Menefee is an Associate Attorney with JSB Attorneys, 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.