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Noel represents a wide variety of companies in employment-related defense litigation and consulting services.  Her practice focuses on defending employers of all sizes in every aspect of workers’ compensation from injury prevention to settlement.  Noel offers her clients advice regarding policy writing, accident prevention and investigation, cost containment, and defense strategy.  She defends her clients against workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as in common pleas courts statewide.

Additionally, Noel represents clients in writ of mandamus actions in Courts of Appeal.  She also has experience in more specialized areas of workers’ compensation law, including Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR), handicap reimbursement hearings, and in rating matters before the Adjudicating Committee of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Other Info About Noel


Law School

Capital University Law School, J.D., 1996

Undergraduate School

Mount Union College, B.A., 1993
Blue Key Honorary
Tau Pi Phi Honorary

Bar Memberships

Noel is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 1996


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2017-2024

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2007, 2009-2010

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, Workers’ Compensation, 2017-2020

Leadership Dublin Participant/Graduate

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee

Columbus Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee

Columbus Bar Association, Managing Partner Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Workers’ Compensation Committee

Central Ohio Self-Insured Association, Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

OhioHealth Foundation Hospice Development Board

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, City Lead for Columbus

Actors’ Theatre, Former Board of Trustees & Vice President

Firm Committees

Noel serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Executive Committee, Member

Compensation Committee, former Member

Columbus office, former Partner-in-Charge


Noel was invited to speak at the following events:

“Wage Loss Defense Strategies,” TPA Seminar

“Workers’ Compensation and the Small Business Owner,” Dublin Chamber of Commerce Seminar

“Relationship between ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation,” Ohio Healthcare Association Convention

“Preparing the Employer’s Case for Adjudication by the Industrial Commission,” Lorman CLE Seminars

“Voluntary Abandonment for Yesterday and Today,” Case Law Seminar

Major Publications

Noel is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Ask the LegalPro: “Can I Terminate Someone Who Has an Active Workers’ Compensation Claim?” Columbus CEO Magazine, June 2008.

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