H. Douglas Jones

Areas of Concentration

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Governmental Affairs


  • University of Kentucky, B.A. (Journalism), 1978
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D.,1982 

Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1982
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, 1984


  • Kentucky Bar Association,  Workers’ Compensation Section, President (1994-1995);
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association; Kentucky Bar Foundation, Charter Life Fellow  

Faculty Appointment

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Ky. Workers’ Compensation Law), 1986-1996


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
  • 50 Most Influential People Nationally, Workers’ Compensation, 2014 (SEAK)
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow, Inaugural Class, 2007 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2023          
  • U.S. News– Best Law Firms, H. Douglas Jones, 2016-2022
  • LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center, “Workers’ Compensation Notable People, 2009
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN.com), Charter Member, 2006-present; Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Kentucky “Super Lawyers,” 2008-2024
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Kentucky Graduate, 1993
  • Global 100 – Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year, Kentucky 2015-2019
  • Corporate USA Today – Workers’ Compensation Attorney   of the Year, Kentucky 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • America Registry – Top Attorneys, Kentucky 2015, 2017
  • Lawyer International, Legal 100, Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year, Kentucky, 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America – Kentucky 2021


  • Co-Author, “Legal Causation,” Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Chair, Planning Committee, Third Edition, University of Kentucky Press, 2002
  • Co-Author, Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Handbook, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Third Edition 2008; Second Edition 2002; First Edition 1999
  • Co-Author, “House Bill 1, Kentucky’s New Workers’ Compensation Act: A Comparison of Injury Disability Determinations Under the Old and New Acts,” Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1997
  • Co-Author, “Legal Causation,” Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Chair, Planning Committee, Second Edition, University of Kentucky Press, 1996
  • Co-Author, “Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Repetitive Strain on the Workers’ Compensation System,” Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1993
  • Co-Author, “Legal Causation,” Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Member, Planning Committee, First Edition, University of Kentucky Press,1991
  • Author, “Preparation and Presentation of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Defense Case,” Kentucky Bench and Bar, 1986
  • Kentucky Editor, Workers’ Compensation Monthly, 1990-2005


  • Speaker, SEAK National Workers’ Compensation Conference, Hyannis, Ma.: 33rd  Annual, 2013; 30th Annual, 2010; 27th Annual, 2007; 25th Annual, 2005; 24th Annual, 2004; 20th Annual, 2000
  • Speaker, National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network  (NWCDN) Seminars: Nashville, TN, 2015; Chicago, Il., 2014, 2010; Overland Park, Ka., 2009;  Denver, Co., 2007; Atlanta, Ga., 2006;  Covington, Ky., 2005
  • Moderator/Speaker, Annual Workers’ Compensation Adjusters’ Training Workshops, Louisville, Ky.: 2008; 2009; 2010
  • Speaker, “A Little DNA: Are Privacy and Discrimination Issues Raised?,” American Bar Association Seminar, Chicago, Il., March, 2008
  • Speaker, AMA Guides Sixth Edition, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP) Seminar, Louisville, Ky., February, 2008
  • Speaker, “Staying Out of Court,” American Academy of Disability   Evaluating Physicians (AADEP) Seminar, Louisville, Ky., November, 2007
  • Speaker, Kentucky Administrative Law Judge Training Seminar, Frankfort, Ky., September, 2006
  • Moderator/Speaker, Biennial Workers’ Compensation Institutes, University of  Kentucky, 1986-2017; Planning Committee Chair, 1992-2017
  • Moderator/Speaker, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminars, 1987-present

Civic Activities

  • Shoulder-To-Shoulder, Inc. (inner-city relief), President/CEO, 2006-2010
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member 1983-2004; Board of Directors, 1997-2000
  • Kentucky Baptist Convention, Executive Board Member, 1995-1998
  • Kentucky Independent College Fund, Board of Trustees, 1987-1989
  • Baptist Convalescent Center, Board of Directors; 1993-1999, Executive Committee, 1997-1999
  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Board of Directors, 1994-1997