Fisher Phillips Expands To Open Columbus Office: Second Location in Ohio
ATLANTA & COLUMBUS, OH (January 22, 2013) – Fisher Phillips announced that it has opened an office in Columbus, Ohio, with Steven Loewengart, a leading Ohio employment attorney, as managing partner. He will join Fisher Phillips Partner David Hiller, who resides in Columbus, and associate Kevin Hess. This will be the labor and employment law firm’s 28th office in the United States and its second in Ohio.
Loewengart, an employment law veteran with more than 25 years of experience, most recently was a partner at Squire Sanders, where he led its workers’ compensation practice. Loewengart represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment legal matters and serves a broad range of clients. He is a member of the Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections of the American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association’s Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Committees; Columbus Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation Law and Professionalism Committees; and the Central Ohio Self Insurers Association. Loewengart is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Hiller represents employers in the full range of union issues, including maintaining union-free status, the acquisition or sale of a unionized business, plant closings and relocations, negotiating collective bargaining agreements defense of unfair labor practice charges, and arbitration of grievances. He has managed difficult issues concerning strikes and workplace violence. Earlier in his career, Hiller served for two years as Chief Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. He earned his law degree and a master’s degree at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree at the University of Akron.
Hess focuses his practice on workplace safety and health matters. He advises employers on handling workplace injuries and exposures, employee leaves, terminations, safety compliance and employee discipline. He also represents employers in litigation and counsels them on compliance with employment-related laws. Hess has extensive experience advocating on behalf of businesses before the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. His law degree is from the University of Dayton and his undergraduate work was at Messiah College.
Loewengart said: “The clients I work with will immediately benefit from the fact that Fisher Phillips services employers coast-to-coast. It is important to me to be part of a firm that puts client service first. The collegiality and dedication to service is what attracted me to Fisher Phillips.”
Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen added: “With Steve leading the office in Ohio’s capital, we know that we will be able to provide our clients with strong counsel in this growing market. We go where our clients want us to be and we want the best lawyers working with us. Steve is the right person to manage and grow our newest office.”
In addition to the Columbus office, Fisher Phillips also has an office in Cleveland.
The Columbus office is located at:
4449 Easton Way
Columbus, OH 43219
Telephone: (614) 221-1425
Fax: (614) 221-1409