Jennifer A. Bennett
Jennifer is a skilled Workers’ Compensation attorney with more than 20 years of experience. She works to defend self-insured and state-funded employers in Workers’ Compensation claims and related litigation before The Industrial Commission of Ohio.
Jennifer has successfully defended hospitals and nursing homes throughout Ohio in Workers’ Compensation claims involving back injuries, repetitive motion, and other common healthcare industry workplace injury claims. She regularly defends a national restaurant franchise owner, furnace manufacturer, hospitals, and nursing homes when faced with claims of workplace exposure, repetitive trauma, and back and head injuries.
Jennifer currently resides in Norton with her husband Jake and their three daughters. Jennifer has taught children’s ministry classes at The Chapel in Akron for more than 10 years and is a member of the Board of Education for Norton City Schools.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
*Strategies for Defending PTD Claims, Winning: Successful Strategies for Managing the Toughest Workers’ Compensation and Employment Claims, Canton, Ohio, May 2015.
*Andrews & Wyatt Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law Seminar, Independence, October 2012.
*Norton City Schools, School Board Member, 2012-Present; Board President, 2014, 2015.
*Girl Scouts of America, Troop Leader, 2006-Present.
COURTS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS
*State of Ohio
*U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
*Ohio State Bar Association
*Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
*University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
*American Jurisprudence Award in Pre-Trial Practice
*Moot Court Board
*The University of Akron, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude,, 1991
*The University of Akron, Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, 1991