Anthony J. Caruso is a Partner and has spent his entire career with Kohnen & Patton. He handles all areas of litigation defense, including insurance defense, personal injury claims, products liability, wrongful discharge claims, medical malpractice, and appellate practice.

He has extensive experience handling discrimination, wrongful discharge, ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, and other types of employment litigation in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as claims before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies. He consults with a wide range of individual and corporate clients on a daily basis regarding employment law issues, including:

  • employee handbooks and policies;
  • employee termination and discipline issues;
  • severance agreements;
  • unemployment and workers’ compensation claims;
  • noncompete and confidentiality agreements; and
  • compliance with state and federal law.

Mr. Caruso is the proud father of two daughters. He and his wife (a gourmet chef) also operate a small specialty food company, which manufactures and distributes his wife’s signature Italian Torta. An avid Springsteen fan and concertgoer since the early 1980s, Mr. Caruso now also enjoys taking his daughters to their favorite concerts.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated


  • The Physician as Employer—Avoiding Employment Litigation

    Cincinnati Medicine (1995)

  • Wrap-Up: Important Medical Malpractice Decisions

    Cincinnati Medicine (1995)

  • Ohio Court Decision Broadens Liability for Hospitals

    The Business Record (1994)

  • Decisions

  • Clair v. Northern Kentucky Independent Health District

    504 F. Supp.2d 206 (E.D. Ky. 2006)

  • Witte v. Rippe & Kingston Systems, Inc.

    358 F. Supp.2d 658 (S.D. Ohio 2005)

  • Shah v. Deaconess Hospital

    355 F.3d 496 (6th Cir. 2004)

  • Holmes v. Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community

    277 F. Supp.2d 829 (S.D. Ohio 2003)

  • Kemmeter v. McDaniel Backhoe Service

    89 Ohio St.3d 409 (2000)

  • Belinky v. Drake Center

    117 Ohio App.3d 497 (1996)

  • Farwick v. Sisters of Mercy

    68 Ohio St.3d 450 (1994)

  • LeMasters v. Christ Hospital

    791 F. Supp. 188 (S.D. Ohio 1991)

  • Court Rejects Hostile Work Environment and Age Discrimination Suit

    Kohnen + Patton attorneys Tony Caruso and Becky Cull, members of the firm’s employment litigation department, successfully defended a sexual harassment and age discrimination case against a long term care nursing center and its administrator.

  • Federal Court Dismisses Age and Gender Discrimination Suit

    Kohnen + Patton attorneys Tony Caruso and Megan Hall recently obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in favor of an employer in an employment discrimination case in which a high level manager in the employer’s corporate office claimed to have been the victim of age and gender discrimination.

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