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Ohio Disability and Injury Attorneys

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Kelly L. Badnell

Kelly brings with her the experience she has gained as an attorney since 1994. She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Worker’s Compensation Specialist. She was also named one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Over 25 of Legal Experience

Certified by the OSBA as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist.

Selected as a 2010 Ohio SuperLawyer.
Kelly L. Badnell

Super Lawyer

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • Ohio Northern University, Juris Doctor – Outstanding Woman law graduate of 1994
  • Washington and Jefferson College, B.A. Political Science
  • Washington and Jefferson College, B.A. Business Administration


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice – Ohio, Federal District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio)
  • Workers’ Compensation Specialist – Ohio State Bar Association (January 1, 2006 to Present)
  • Ohio SuperLawyer – Workers’ Compensation (2010 and 2011)
  • Martindale Hubbell – Notable, High Ethical Standing
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys of Ohio
  • Represented major employers and insurers in all areas of workers’ compensation, intentional tort, wrongful termination, wrongful death, bad faith, declaratory judgment, and insurance related issues. Extensive first chair civil trial experience, including workers’ compensation litigation (administrative, jury trial, and appellate), bodily injury litigation, and other civil litigation.
  • Represented clients (employers and insured workers) in their workers’ compensation claims through the administrative hearing process, in the Common Pleas Courts of Ohio on right to participate issues, in Mandamus Actions before the Tenth District Court of Appeals, and in the Ohio Supreme Court. Prepared legal memoranda, appellate briefs, and presented oral arguments in the Common Pleas Courts and Appellate Courts in Ohio. Conducted legal research and provided legal advice to employers and clients in their workers’ compensation claims.
  • Coordinated and implemented workers’ compensation policies, drug free workplace policies, and litigation budgets. Worked closely with employers, government agencies, insurers, adjusters, and third party administrators.