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  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1997
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2005
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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

Adjunct Professor:
University of Dayton School of Law, Legal Profession III, 2000

Representative Matters

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.


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.