Gregory B. DennyPartner

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GREGORY B. DENNY has spent his legal career practicing law with Bugbee & Conkle. Mr. Denny concentrates his practice in defending employers in all matters arising from injuries and disease suffered by employees in the workplace. Mr. Denny represents employers on a myriad of issues at all levels of the Industrial Commission and appears in trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio. Over the course of his career, Mr. Denny has successfully defended employers before civil juries in the trial courts of Defiance, Hancock, Lucas, Cuyahoga, Allen, Wood, Henry and Shelby counties. Mr. Denny also has successfully represented employers in the Third, Sixth and Tenth District Courts of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court on numerous workers’ compensation, safety violation and employment intentional tort issues. Mr. Denny has spoken on workers’ compensation, workplace safety and employer intentional tort law to groups of employers, attorneys and judges at conferences and seminars throughout Ohio. Mr. Denny is a member of the Northwestern Ohio Self-Insurers Association where he is a three-term past president and former trustee.

Mr. Denny attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with Honors. Mr. Denny received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University. For the past 20 years, Mr. Denny has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in defending employers in the workers’ compensation area. Mr. Denny also has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine and Ohio’s Super Lawyers magazine, and has also been recognized as Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law by Toledo Business Journal several years in a row. Mr. Denny is Chairman of the Toledo Bar Association’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and a member of the Promedica Physicians and Continuum Services Board. Mr. Denny is married and has two children. Mr. Denny enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, staying physically fit, cooking and traveling.


Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1976


Noteworthy Cases:

  • Gillette v. Continental Plastic, 1993 WL 389590 (1993)
  • State ex rel. Hart v. Industrial Commission, 66 Ohio St.3d 95 (1993)
  • Waddington v. Levison, 98 Ohio App.3d 754 (3rd Dist.)
  • State ex rel. King v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, 35 Ohio St.3d 185 (1988)
  • State ex rel. Metcalfe v. Industrial Commission, 121 Ohio St.3d 347 (2009)
  • State ex rel. Double v. Industrial Commission, 65 Ohio St.3d 13 599 (1992)
  • Metcalfe v. Ultimate Systems, Ltd., 2006 WL 3159288 (3rd Dist.)
  • Anders v. Powertrain Div., General Motors Corp., 157 Ohio App.3d 815
  • Holben v. Interstate Motors Freight System, 31 Ohio St.3d 152 (1987)
  • Palmer Bros. Concrete, Inc. v. Industrial Commission, 2008 WL 282261
  • Brink v. Olson Cold Storage, Ltd., 2008 WL 1704907 (3rd Dist.)
  • Bockrath v. General Motors Delphi Corp., 2008 WL 440456, (N.D.Ohio)
  • Zestos v. Powertrain, 2006-Ohio-4545, 3rd App. No. 4-06-12

Professional Memberships:

  • Ohio State Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation and Litigation Sections),
  • Toledo Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committees)



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