Joan M. Verchot


Joan Verchot 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.

Joan has had articles published in The Workers’ Compensation Journal of Ohio, Ohio Lawyer, and The Business Courier. She 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.


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

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

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


  • 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


  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale – Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Workers Compensation Law, by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017
  • Named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio, and Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati, by Law & Politics
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List
  • Recipient of the 1999 Service Award from Capital University Law Alumni Association