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Michelle Bach, chair of the firm's Workers' Compensation Department, 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 (2012-2020) and has received Ohio Super Lawyers® recognition (2015-2020). 

Notable Defense Verdicts:

Pamela Linderson v. Sarah Morrison, Administrator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation, et al.
Miami County Common Pleas Court, Case No. 18 CV 00362, November 27, 2019

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

Publications and Awards

South Metro Regional Safety Council Speaker of the Year Award 2018-2019

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)

Speeches

September 10, 2020
Piqua Chamber of Commerce "House Bill 81: Changes to Ohio Workers' Compensation Law"

August 20, 2020
Piqua Chamber of Commerce HR Council "Tricky Triangle 2.0" presentation

May 21, 2020
Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce "Preparing for the New Normal in Your Business" Webinar

May 4, 2020
Coolidge Wall "Getting Back to Work in Ohio" Webinar

February 27, 2020
Shelby County Human Resources Council

October 10, 2019
South Metro Regional Safety Council

October 9, 2019
Western Ohio HR Council 

October 4, 2019
Ohio Public Risk Management Association (OHPRIMA)

August 21, 2019
Champaign County Urbana Safety Council

April 11, 2019
South Metro Regional Safety Council

March 6, 2019
2019 BWC Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

January 8, 2019
Lima/Allen County Safety Council

November 2, 2018
Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses 

October 4, 2018
Ohio Public Risk Management Association (OHPRIMA)

June 5, 2018
Shelby County Safety Council   

March 8, 2018
2018 BWC Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Workers Compensation (Certified Specialist)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1995

Education

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

OFFICE LOCATION

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.
33 West First Street Suite 200
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Toll Free: 877-422-0702
Phone: 937-608-9464

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