Chelsea Fulton Rubin

Chelsea Fulton Rubin

Columbus, Ohio
866-552-6353 (Toll Free)

Chelsea represents claimants in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability appeals, both administratively and at the trial and appellate levels. She has won numerous mandamus cases in the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. She frequently writes amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Ohio Association for Justice in the Ohio Supreme Court, receiving the Amicus Curiae award in 2017. Chelsea vigorously pursues the receipt of Social Security disability benefits for her clients, frequently obtaining remands of adverse decisions of the Social Security Administration in the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2012


  • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Law Journal: Ohio State Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2007
    • Major: Individualized Study, Political Theory and European Intellectual History

Published Works

  • Isn’t It Ironic? How the Courts “Defer” to the Legislature while Continuing to Expand the Judicially Created Voluntary Abandonment Doctrine , Ohio Trial , Summer, 2013
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals and Ohio Civ. R. 41(A): Will the Privileges of a Claimant’s Plaintiff Status be Restored with Ferguson v. State?, The Ohio Association for Justice Quarterly, January, 2016
  • The Voluntary Abandonment Doctrine and Judicial Activism by . . . the Ohio Industrial Commission?, Ohio Trial, Summer , 2016


  • Mandamus Actions, Advanced Workers' Compensation Law Seminar, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation, Ohio AFL-CIO

Honors and Awards

  • Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association for Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees, 2015-present
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member
  • Leadership Upper Arlington, Class of 2016-2017
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • The Ohio State University , Adjunct Professor (Sports Law), 2010