J. Kent Breslin Director
Kent is a Director of the Firm. Prior to joining the Firm, Kent was the partner in charge of the Cleveland office of Scheuer Mackin & Breslin LLC for over 17 years. Prior to that, Kent was with the firm of Thompson Hine & Flory in Cleveland. Kent has more than 35 years of legal experience defending employers.
Kent represents trucking companies, hospitals, steel manufacturers, fabricators, medical device manufacturers and other employers in the areas of workers’ compensation, intentional torts, OSHA violations, general liability defense and employment discrimination cases. He has defended trucking companies and manufacturers in a variety of in general liability claims, in while asserting their statutory and common law claims for subrogation. He also represents excess carriers in assertion of subrogation rights in high exposure tort claims.
He frequently represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Growing up Kent spent time in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City. Southern Connecticut and Cincinnati. He enjoys skiing, upland hunting, sporting clays and, on rare occasions, horseback riding.
Kent continues to speak at numerous seminars, including those involving rights, duties and obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Violations of Specific Safety Requirements, Subrogation and Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Substance Abuse and Ethics.
Experience & EducationJ.D.-Case Western Reserve University School of Law 1984
B.S.-Biology University of Cincinnati-1981
Admitted to Practice Law in Ohio 1984
Admitted to Practice Law before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2001
Admitted to Practice before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio 1985
Admitted to Practice before US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio 1997
Member Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
Member Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
Proud supporter of National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network