- Law Clerk to the Honorable John Kessler, former Chief Judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
J.D., University of Dayton, 1997
B.S., East Tennessee State University, magna cum laude, 1994
- State of Ohio, 1997
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1997
- Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2005
I focus my legal practice on the representation of both State-fund employers and Self-insured employers in defending workers’ compensation claims. As your attorney, I bring 20 years of practice to the table. I pledge to bring you the best result possible in the most cost-effective manner.
Shelby has been with Reminger since 2003 and is a partner in the Cincinnati Office. Shelby’s practice focuses on representing employers in defending workers’ compensation claims. She is a Leader in the Workers' Compensation practice group.
Shelby has successfully litigated cases to trial, and has participated in multiple mediations. Shelby has handled hundreds of administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. Shelby has successfully represented clients in defending Permanent Total Disability Applications and Loss of Use of Body Limbs, and has defended Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (“VSSR’s) and retaliatory claims. She has also successfully defended complaints filed against Self-insured employers. Shelby has obtained victories in both the Courts of Appeal and The Ohio Supreme Court.
Shelby has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Ohio SuperLawyers Magazine, an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Ohio. Shelby has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law.
Shelby started her legal career by representing injured workers. This gives Shelby a unique perspective as she counsels her clients, enabling her to aggressively predict and defend all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim.
Honors & Recognitions
Graduate of the Ohio Women's Leadership Institute, Class of 2014
Recognized as a Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
Champion, Walter Rice Moot Court Competition, 1995
Environmental Law Moot Court Team, 1996
Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations
Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
Ohio Women's Bar Association
University of Dayton School of Law, Legal Profession III, 2000
In the case of State ex rel. Lapp Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc. v. Indus. Comm. The Supreme Court of Ohio reaffirmed their prior holding that in order to perfect an appeal under 4123.511 a party must substantially comply with the following four requirements: (1)the claimant and employer names, (2) the claim number, (3)the date of the decision appealed from, and (4)the fact that the appellant appeals therefrom. The Supreme Court of Ohio held that absolute compliance is not necessary, rather, if a party substantially complies with the provisions of 4123.511, that will be sufficient to perfect the appeal. State ex rel. Lapp Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc. v. Indus. Comm.,117 Ohio St.3d 179, 2008-Ohio-850
Obtained defense victory against an alleged Loss of Use of Arm, saving the client $144,000.
Obtained defense victory in multiple Asbestosis Death claim, saving clients from paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in death benefits.
Routinely obtained favorable Handicap Reimbursements.
Successfully mediated multiple cases.
Gave presentations to clients in order to help them handle claims in more efficient and cost-effective ways.
Gave presentations to colleagues on topics of interest to workers’ compensation attorneys, including relevant case law updates.
- Noyes v. Macy’sApril 2017, Defeated MotionOhio Industrial Commission
Successfully defeated a motion requesting a total loss of use of the claimant’s left arm, saving the Self-Insured Employer $191,025.
- Roberts v. Wausau Paper Towel and TissueAugust 2015, Application for death benefits filed by a surviving widowOhio Industrial Commission
Successfully defeated a widow’s application for death benefits alleging death due to asbestos exposure saving the Self-Insured employer approximately $200,000.
- Werling v. Browning Ferris Industries of Ohio, Inc.November 23, 2010, Defense VerdictWarren
Plaintiff alleged 1996 injury aggravated pre-existing lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- June 14, 2010, DeniedOhio Industrial Commission
Claimant's motion for Scheduled Loss of 90% Loss of Vision DENIED.
- July 29, 2008, DeniedIndustrial Commission of Ohio
Claimant's Application for Permanent Total Disability benefits DENIED.
- March 5, 2008, AffirmedSupreme Court of Ohio
Defense of workers' compensation claim involving establishing the sufficiency of Notice of Appeal filed by unrepresented employer.
- Ohio Women's Bar Association Network Newsletter-Spring 2016 , May 9, 2016
- Press Release, December 2, 2015
- Press Release, December 3, 2014
- Selection Includes 30 Super Lawyers and 16 Rising Stars Across Ohio and KentuckyPress Release, December 5, 2013
- Press Release, September 27, 2013
- Press Release, December 16, 2011
- Sheakley Uniservice claim managers and staff, Cincinnati, OH, September 24, 2016
- Case Law UpdateNational Business Institute Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, Columbus, OH, September 21, 2016
- OSIA Conference-SponsorOhio Self Insured AssociationOSIA, Cincinnati, June 18, 2014
- The Issues of Course and Scope in the Allowability of a Workers’ Comp. ClaimCareWorks Consultants and Gallagher Bassett Claim Departments - Columbus, OH, October 13, 2011
- Overview of Workers' Compensation and Claim Investigation, Dollar General-Sedgwick-Attys and Claim Administrators MeetingColumbus, Ohio, October 6, 2008
- Fall 2010 Newsletter, October 14, 2010
- Development and Trends in Wage Loss Compensation for Ohio WorkersOctober 14, 2010