Risk Management


Labor & Employment


Complex Commercial Litigation


Business Transactions

Good people, Doing great legal work, Exceptionally well.

Perez Morris is a minority-owned business law firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and attorneys licensed to practice across the country. In the Northeast the firm operates as Perez Morris Hyde. We guide our business clients to manage their employment risks and their commercial liability. We help them make deals happen. We provide general counsel, business litigation, and commercial transactional services nationwide.

We believe that great legal work requires hard work, attention to every detail, and above all, reliable expertise.

Our clients know that we do this — for them — every day.

ACI Industries Ltd., L.P. | American Family Insurance | Ann Taylor Stores | Charter Hill Construction | Christian Happenings | Cleveland State University | Crawford Hoying | Delta Energy | DHL/Exel | DSW | Elegant Packaging | Express | F&M Expressions Unlimited | Farah Jewelers | Federated Department Stores/Macy’s | FeeCorp Corporation | Gap | JPMorgan Chase | LBrands, Inc., and its Subsidiaries | Medical Technology Resource | Ochsendorf Promotions | Ohio School Facilities Commission | Personal Service Insurance Company | Precision Strip, Inc. | Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio | Sears/Kmart | School Employees Retirement System of Ohio | The Children’s Place | The Ohio State University | The Ohio State University Medical Center | The University of Toledo | Thomas W. Brankamp, CPA & Company | Youngstown State University

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    Motorized carts in retail stores

    On September 19, 2019, in Rieger v. Giant Eagle, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-3745, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision involving motorized carts provided to patrons of retail stores. In the case, Giant Eagle provided a motorized cart to Ruth Kurka. Kurka, who was......

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    Southern District of New York dismisses website accessibility claim under the Americans With Disabilities Act on mootness grounds

    In her June 4, 2019, Opinion and Order, the Honorable Katherine Polk Failla, District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, broke new ground, in allowing an ADA case, claiming website inaccessibility, to be dismissed on the grounds of mootness. In Diaz v.......

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    BWC phases out coverage for Oxycontin

    For all injuries occurring after June 1, 2019 the Ohio BWC will no longer cover Oxycontin or generic sustained-release oxycodone, given their potential for abuse and dependence. Any injured workers who are currently on these medications will have until December 31, 2019 to discontinue the......

  • Construction worker on the job who had an accident

    Intoxication defense to Ohio workers’ compensation claims

    Nothing can be more frustrating to Ohio employers than an employee filing a workers’ compensation claim for an accident that was clearly caused by his own intoxication. In Ohio, the intoxication of an injured worker can typically be asserted as a workers’ compensation defense in......