Joan M. Verchot

Biography

Joan practices in the area of litigation and workers’ compensation, focusing on litigation at the administrative, trial court, and appellate levels. She is Board Certified in workers’ compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Specialty Board. She has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of workers’ compensation law, including administrative hearings, safety violations, investigations, compliance and alternative dispute resolution for state-fund and self-insured employers. She previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s office before joining Dinsmore in 1989.

She has had articles published in The Workers’ Compensation Journal of Ohio, Ohio Lawyer, and The Business Courier. Joan is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues for trade groups, clients, third-party administrators, bar associations, the Ohio BWC and CLE presentations. She currently sits on the Industrial Commission of Ohio Rules Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Kids Chance of Ohio.

Education

  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of Maryland  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee past chairperson
  • Ohio Industrial Commission, Rules Advisory Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee past chairperson
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class II
  • Capital University Law School, Alumni Governing Board past chairperson
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Southwest Ohio Self-Insurers Association
  • Cincinnati Regional Chamber WE Lead, Class 7
  • Ohio Joint Task Force on Gender Fairness
  • Kids Chance of Ohio, Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale – Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Workers' Compensation Law
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Workers Compensation Law (2017)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio by Law & Politics
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati by Law & Politics
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Service Award from Capital University Law Alumni Association (1999)