Joseph J of Dehner Frost Brown Todd LLC

Dehner began his lengthy legal career more than 40 years ago. He was in on the ground floor of the structured settlement industry, and has provided legal counsel to individuals in all imaginable structured settlement roles over the past three decades. Dehner co-authors the legal treatise “Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments” with Daniel Hindert, and another Roundtable expert, Patrick Hindert.

I’ve practiced law for 40 years. After clerking for a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge for 2 years in the early 70’s, I began practice as a litigator and over the years became more of a business attorney at what is now an AmLaw 200 firm – Frost Brown Todd LLC, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

My background in structured settlements goes back to the origins of the industry. With two co-authors, we produced Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments in 1986, which has been used by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association for its training programs for many years and has been updated every 6 months for almost 30 years. I’ve represented about every type of participant in structured settlements you can imagine over the years and have served as the US Government’s witness in the criminal trial of James Gibson, convicted of the largest structured settlement scam in US history.