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Joanne represents employers in all phases of workers’ compensation matters including administrative hearings and judicial matters before various levels of Ohio state courts. She counsels employers regarding the administration and defense of workers’ compensation claims, claims management and cost containment, accident investigation and reporting, violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR) claims, premium and group ratings, attaining and maintaining self-insured status, subrogation, workers’ compensation retaliation and other related matters. She also defends employers in post-administrative litigation in common pleas courts throughout Ohio. Joanne is also admitted in Kentucky. She has counseled Kentucky employers in the administration and defense of its workers’ compensation claims and has represented employers at various administrative proceedings in Kentucky.

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Law School

Chase College of Law, J.D., 1994

Undergraduate School 

Xavier University, B.A., 1991

Bar Membership

Joanne is licensed to practice in the following states:

Ohio, 1994

Kentucky, 1995


Local & National Recognition

CBA 2009 John Warrington Community Service Award recipient

Cincinnati Magazine’s Super Lawyers for 2010 – present

Cincinnati Magazine Rising Stars, 2005-2007

Business Courier’s “40 under 40” class of 2007

Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010 – 2015; and Rising Stars® 2005-2007

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee; Labor & Employment Section; Member, Community Service Committee

Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Member; Labor & Employment Section

Kentucky Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation & Labor Section

Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee

Southwest Ohio Self-Insured Association, Member

OSIA, Member

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member


Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations 

St. Francis Soup Kitchen, Volunteer and Firm Coordinator

Transitions, Former Board Member and Volunteer

Pro Bono Work: Stepping Stones; Ronald McDonald House

Swim America Instructor “Learn To Swim” Program

Volunteer Official for USA Swimming and Ky. High School Athletic Association

Hoxworth,  Aphresis/Blood Donor


Joanne was invited to speak at the following events:

Workers’ Compensation Case Law Updates

Workers’ Compensation Overview and Application of Senate Bill 7

Recent Developments in Workers’ Compensation

Claim Investigation and Training

Firm Committees

Joanne serves on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd:

Community Opportunity Committee