Kelly Ochs-Hepworth and John Coyle Elected to Partnership
We are pleased to announce that Kelly Ochs-Hepworth and John Coyle have been elected as partners in the firm, effective January 1, 2021.
Kelly has been practicing workers' compensation defense since she was admitted to New York Bar in 2013. She has developed a sub-specialty in fraud litigation and social-media investigations. A zealous litigator, expert in trial preparation and practice, Kelly is known as a formidable adversary of the claimants' bar.
She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and is resident in our Rochester office.
John has been practicing workers' compensation defense since his admission to the bar in 2004. He joined the firm after law school. After three years with us, he left to work in-house for a workers' compensation insurance carrier. He also worked representing claimants and the Special Funds Conservation Committee. After gaining this valuable experience, John returned to the firm in 2015 and has been with us ever since. Drawing on his wide range of experiences, he can offer unique insight into the litigation process, having practiced from both sides of the table.
John is a member of the New York State and Cattaraugus County Bar Associations, as well as the Bar Association of Erie County. He is resident in our Buffalo office.