2019 Workers’ Compensation

Published by Ohio Association for Justice


From the 2019 Annual Convention:
- The Claims Process of the Firefighter Cancer Legislation
- Industrial Commission Update
- 4123.512 Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
- BWC Administrator
- Case Law Update
- BWC Administrative Settlement Updates
- How to Upgrade Your Practice While Still Pro-tech-ting Yourself Professionally

Karen Turano
Karen joined Connor, Evans & Hafenstein LLP as an associate in 2016. Prior to this time, she worked for a small law firm in the Columbus area for approximately 9 years. She has concentrated her practice area on representing injured workers at all...More
Kaitlin Reber
Ms. Reber generally practices in the area of Workers' Compensation. Her Workers' Compensation practice primarily consists of representing clients at administrative hearings, advising clients on Workers' Comp. litigation court documents, and working...More
Thomas Bainbridge
Thomas (Tim) Bainbridge brings over four decades of workers’ compensation experience to his role as Chairman of the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

As an attorney, Tim has spent a tremendous amount of time protecting the rights of Ohio’s...More

Jodie Taylor
Jodie Taylor brings years of workers’ compensation experience to her role as Commissioner of the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

In July 2009, Jodie was appointed as the employer member of the Commission. On January 14, 2011, Governor John...More

Karen Gillmor
With over three decades of dedicated public service, Karen brings a tremendous knowledge of workers’ compensation issues to the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

A native of Ohio, she earned her diploma from Rocky River High School before...More

Jennifer Lawther
Jennifer L. Lawther, an associate with Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A., focuses her practice in workers’ compensation litigation. She has been in private practice since 1996. She successfully argued the following case before the Supreme Court...More
Christopher Russell, Esq.
Chris practices in the fields of labor and employment and workers’ compensation representing various companies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

He has been certified as one of the state of Ohio’s first...More

Stephanie McCloud
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine nominated Stephanie B. McCloud Administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in January 2019. She leads the largest state-run insurance system in the United States with more than 1,800 employees who serve...More
Jon Goodman
Attorney Jon Goodman attended The Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Sciences. He also attended law school at The Ohio State University. While in law school, he clerked in a workers' compensation firm and quickly...More
Shaun Omen
Omen is the most recent addition to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation settlement team. He attended Capital University law school and passed the bar exam in 2008. He went on to work with Matt Copp in what was then the Copp Law Offices until...More
Carley Kranstuber
Carley’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation law as well as Social Security Disability law. She grew up in Dublin, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies. Following graduation from OSU, Carley began working as...More
Katharine Ivan
Katherine practices Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability law on behalf of the injured workers, injured parties, and disabled throughout the state of Ohio. She practices before administrative agencies and Ohio Courts....More

Originally Published

May 3, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • The Claims Process of the Firefighter Cancer Legislation
  • Industrial Commission Update
  • 4123.512 Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
  • BWC Administrator
  • Case Law Update
  • BWC Administrative Settlement Updates
  • How to Upgrade Your Practice While Still Pro-tech-ting Yourself Professionally

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