Chelsea Fulton Rubin

Chelsea Fulton Rubin

Columbus, Ohio
866-552-6353 (Toll Free)
A well-respected voice for injured workers and disabled Social Security claimants in Ohio, Chelsea Fulton Rubin has had success at administrative, trial, and appellate levels throughout her career. She has won numerous cases in the Tenth District Court of Appeals as well as the Ohio Supreme Court. She is relentless in pursuing the benefits her clients deserve, having successfully appealed Social Security claims all the way to federal district court.

Ms. Rubin frequently submits briefs to the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the Ohio Association for Justice, and received the Amicus Curiae Award in 2017 for her efforts. She was named a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers and has lectured and taught in both workers’ compensation and Social Security law.

She is on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice and a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, along with several other professional memberships.

A graduate and former adjunct professor at the Ohio State University, she lives with her husband and two children in Upper Arlington, 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
  • Why Amended R.C. 4123.512(A) Will Save Your Clients Time and Money, The Ohio Association for Justice Quarterly, January , 2018


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

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2018 - 2019
  • Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association for Justice, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees, 2015-present
  • Leadership Upper Arlington, Class of 2016-2017
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice , Workers' Compensation Section Chair, May 3, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

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