Michelle D. Bach

Michelle D. Bach

Dayton, Ohio
937-223-8177 ext. 735


Michelle Bach concentrates her practice in the area of Workers' Compensation defense.   She has been recognized as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Michelle represents state funded and self-insured businesses and public entities.   She routinely attends hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio.  She is also a skilled and experienced litigator. She has handled many bench and jury trials in various Courts of Common Pleas throughout Ohio.  She also handles actions pending in the Court of Appeals and before the Supreme Court of Ohio.  Michelle routinely advises clients regarding how to control Workers' Compensation costs.  

Michelle has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Workers' Compensation Law - Employer (2012-2017) and has received Ohio Super Lawyers® recognition (2015-2017). 

Notable Defense Verdicts:

Brenda E. Caskey v. Sarah Morrison, Administrator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation, et al.
Greene County Common Pleas Court, Case No. 2016CV0283, April 26, 2017 (Magistrate's Decision)

Darlene B. Carpenter v. Fairfield City School District, et al.,
Butler County Common Pleas Court, Case No. CV 2014 06 1782, June 30, 2015 (Magistrate's Decision)

Rosa Loja v. Dayton Bag & Burlap Co., et al.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Case No. 2012 CV 08751, December 18, 2013

Mary Little v. Dayton Public Schools, et al.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Case No. 2008 CV 09890
Directed Verdict and Jury Verdict October 17, 2013

Diana K. Harruff v. Marsha P. Ryan, et al.
Mercer County Common Pleas Court, Case No. 08 CIV 217, June 4, 2013

Shirley L. Green v. Stephen P. Buehrer, Administrator, et al.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Ohio, Case No. 2011 CV 08361
Motion in Limine granted that excluded Plaintiff's expert testimony, leading to a defense Judgment Entry dated January 22, 2013

Publications and Awards

Topics Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1994-1995. Author, "Challenging the Fields: The Case for Electromagnetic Field Tort Injury Remedies Against Utilities," 86 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 441 (1996)


July 19, 2017
Grand Lake Area Safety Council

May 11, 2017
South Metro Regional Safety Council

March 23, 2017
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce HR Forum

March 9, 2017
2017 BWC Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

October 7, 2016
Coolidge Wall Fall 2016 Labor & Employment Update

October 6, 2016
Ohio Public Risk Management Association

August 11, 2016
South Metro Regional Safety Council

April 22, 2016
Coolidge Wall 2016 Labor & Employment Update, Troy, Ohio

March 10, 2016
BWC Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2016

October 8, 2015
Coolidge Wall 2015 Labor Seminar

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Workers Compensation (Certified Specialist)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1995


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1995
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Topics Editor, 1994 - 1995
  • Miami University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Sub-Committee)
  • Dayton Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Sub-Committee)