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.
Joanne’s Workers’ Compensation practice includes working with employers to:
Joanne’s work as coordinator of the Cincinnati Marketing Initiatives has provided her many opportunities to meet with clients and potential clients to learn more about their industries, pressure points, and hot topics. Her work with ACI has afforded the opportunity to further support the American Heart Association. With this opportunity she has been able to assist in raising funds and awareness, hopefully improving the health of family, friends and clients.
Prevailing for Employer in Firefighter Cancer Claims
Obtaining both bench and jury verdicts for Employers in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Obtained Summary Judgement on Course and Scope Issue.
Successfully defended idiopathic and course/scope claims for Employer.
Prevailed on multiple VSSR claims for Employers.
Successfully mediated multiple Ohio and Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims.
Chase College of Law, J.D., 1994
Xavier University, B.A., 1991
OSBA Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, 2006 – present
CBA 2009 John Warrington Community Service Award recipient
Cincinnati Magazine’s Super Lawyers for 2010 – present
Business Courier’s “40 under 40” class of 2007
Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010 – 2015, 2020 – 2021
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
Allied Construction Industry Committee, Member
Ohio Self-Insured Association, Member
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member
Allied Construction Industry, Member
Transitions, Former Board Member and Volunteer
Pro Bono Work Pro Seniors and Pro Bono Partnership
Swim America Instructor “Learn To Swim” Program
Hoxworth, Aphresis/Blood Donor
American Heart Association, Committee Member and Firm Chair
Community Outreach Committee, Cincinnati Office
July 9, 2020
April 10, 2020
March 25, 2020
October 8, 2018
September 14, 2018
April 25, 2018
September 7, 2017
November 18, 2011