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, professional liability claims, E&O claims, personal injury claims, products liability, and medical malpractice.

He has extensive experience handling discrimination, retaliation, 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;
  • non-compete and confidentiality agreements; and
  • compliance with state and federal law.

Mr. Caruso is the proud father of two daughters.  An avid Springsteen fan and concertgoer since the early 1980s, Mr. Caruso has also enjoyed taking his daughters to their favorite concerts.

Honors & Awards

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


  • Employer Alert: Epic Decision of U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements

    A recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court will have wide-ranging impact in the field of employment law and should be carefully considered by all employers in assessing their current employment contracts and personnel manuals and policies.

  • 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

  • McKinley v. Skyline Chili, Inc.

    534 F. App'x 461 (6th Cir. 2013)

  • Maston v. Montgomery County

    832 F. Supp.2d 846 (S.D. Ohio 2011)

  • 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)

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