Kevin is one of the founders of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.
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.
- Law School: University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 1993
- College: University of New Hampshire, B.A., Political Science, 1984
- AUTHOR "Blowing the Whistle: New and Improved Protections for Employees," New Hampshire Bar News (4/13/2012)
- AUTHOR "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).
- AUTHOR "Recovery for Emotional Distress Damages in Wrongful Discharge Cases," New Hampshire Bar News (9/2/98).
- AUTHOR "Supreme Court Decision Illuminates Class Action Requirements of Rule 27-A" (10/5/07).
Kevin has written employment law articles and appeared as a lecturer to other attorneys on employment law topics. Kevin has been involved in some important employment law cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court to protect employee’s rights:
- ICS Communication v. Fitch, 145 N.H. 433 (2000)(Represented employees in appeal upholding constitutionality of wage claim statute).
- In Re Coffey, 144 N.H. 531 (1999)(Represented employee in appeal upholding hearing procedures in Whistleblower Protection Act claim).
- Karch v. Baybank, 147 N.H. 525 (2002)(Amicus Curiae for National Employment Lawyers Association, N.H. Chapter in appeal determining that workers’ compensation is not a bar wrongful discharge.
- Fischer v. Hooper, 143 N.H. 585 (1999)(Appeal establishing standard for emotional distress damages in an invasion of privacy tort action).
Each attorney at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. is committed to New Hampshire through community service organizations and volunteer work, serving on boards of organizations and through the firm’s financial contributions. Please see a list of Community Involvement to which we have most recently given our time or financial support.