C. Kevin Leonard

C. Kevin Leonard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Concord, NH

Douglas Leonard & Garvey, PC
 | 14 South Street, Ste. 5, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-224-1988
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Kevin has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers In America in the practice are of Employment Law – Individuals.  Kevin has also been named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Concord Employment Law – Individuals “Lawyer of the Year.”  Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

He has been chosen for inclusion in the New-England-Super-Lawyers in the Employment Law category for representing employees. Only 5% of the lawyers in New England receive the Super Lawyers honor.

Kevin has received an “AV-Preeminent” rating, the highest available in Martindale-Hubbell Directory, a nationwide publication which independently rates lawyers on the basis of their peer’s opinion.  He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward and White, a peer-reviewed publication, for his work in representing employees in employment law.

In the area of employment law, Kevin focuses his practice on representing employees.  He regularly represents employees before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Kevin is committed to representing employees in all aspects of employment litigation such as Sexual Harassment; Discrimination; Retaliation; Wrongful Discharge; Family and Medical Leave and Whistleblower Complaints.

Previously, Kevin was elected by other employment lawyers to serve as President of National Employment Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Chapter and has authored articles and been invited as a lecturer for other lawyers on employment law issues.

In addition to representing employees, Kevin also protects the interests of victims in personal injury and automobile accidents, as well as workers’ compensation claims.

 

About Kevin Leonard

Admitted: 1993, New Hampshire

Professional Webpage: http://www.nhlawoffice.com/attorneys/c-kevin-leonard/

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers - Employment Law, Individual - Concord, NH, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • AV - Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Employment Law, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • AV - Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2014
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2013
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2012
  • SuperLawyer, Employment Law, SuperLawyers, 2011
  • 2012 New England SuperLawyers (Employment, individuals); NH Bar News Honor Roll; Pro Bono Honor Roll, NH Pro Bono Referral System; Past President Award, NH Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association; New Hampshire Association for Justice; New Hampshire Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association; Merrimack County Bar Association; Access to Justice Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Concord Recreation Department;  St. John Regional School; Concord Hospital -- Family Health Center; St. Peters Catholic Church; Red River Theatre -- Red Carpet Award

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Blowing the Whistle: New and Improved Protections for Employees, NH Bar News (4/13.2012), 2012
  • Author, Blowing the Whistle: New and Improved Protections for Employees, 2012
  • Emotional Distress Damages in Wrongful Discharge Cases, "Recovery for Emotional Distress Damages in Wrongful Discharge Cases." New Hampshire Bar News (9/2/98), 1998
  • Appeal of Lloyd Sutfin, DDS, 141 N.H. 732 (1997)(Appeal determining Dental Board violated First Amendment commercial free speech rights).
  • Business Publication, Inc. v. Stephen, 140 N.H. 145 (1995)(Appeal establishing standard for recovery of attorney's fees in abuse of process action).
  • Fischer v. Hooper, 143 N.H. 585 (1999)(Appeal establishing standard for emotional distress damages in an invasion of privacy tort action).
  • Karch v. Baybank, 147 N.H. 525 (2002)(Amicus Curiae for National Employment Lawyers Association, N.H. Chapter, in appeal determining that workers' compensation not bar wrongful discharge.
  • In re Coffey, 144 N.H. 531 (1999)(Represented employee in appeal upholding hearing procedures in Whistleblower Protection Act claim).
  • ICS Communication v. Fitch, 145 N.H. 433 (2000) (Represented employee in appeal upholding constitutionality of wage claim statute).
  • Supreme Court Decision Illuminates Class Action Requirements, Author, “Supreme Court Decision Illuminates Class Action Requirements of Rule 27-A” (10/5/07).
  • Wrongful Discharge, “Wrongful Discharge: The Clash Between the Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Rule and the Tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress,” 16 Trial Bar News 21 (Spring 1994).

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Represented the estate of a twenty-four-year-old in a wrongful death claim who was driving his motorcycle home from work when he was struck from behind by a car.  Client's estate received $1,075,000.
  • Represented two state prison guards who filed suit after they were accused by two fellow guards of hitting an inmate. They were fired from their jobs at the state prison after an internal investigation. Our clients eventually won their jobs back. After a 5 day trial, the jury awarded the plaintiffs almost $2 million.  The cases were settled after appeal.
  • Rrepresented 38 town employees in a lawsuit against their employer, Town of Merrimack for the termination of their pension plan.  After the Town unsuccessfully moved for dismissal, a bench trial was held to determine damages.  The successful employees and a related case were awarded or received a total of $259,000.00.
  • Represented a former executive of a company who had an employment contract.  The employer refused to pay his vacation pay and bonuses.  Award after a hearing on a wage claim before the New Hampshire Department of Labor.  Client was awarded $300,000.00.

Educational Background:

  • Law School: University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • College:  University of New Hampshire, B.A., Political Science, 1984

Industry Groups

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • New Hampshire Association For Justice
  • Office Location for C. Kevin Leonard

    14 South Street, Ste. 5
    Concord, NH 03301

     

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