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Chelsea F. Rubin

Chelsea F. Rubin
A well-respected voice for injured workers and disabled Social Security claimants in Ohio, Chelsea 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 injured workers, and she received the Amicus Curiae Award from the Ohio Association for Justice for her efforts. From 2021 to 2022, she worked as a Senior Judicial Attorney for Justice Melody Stewart at the Ohio Supreme Court, where she helped draft judicial opinions.  Ms. Rubin has been named a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers and has lectured and taught in both workers’ compensation and Social Security law.

A graduate and former adjunct professor at the Ohio State University, she lives with her husband and two children in Columbus, 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
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Individualized Study
    • Major: 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
  • Amicus Curiae Award, Ohio Association for Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees, 2015-2019
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice , Workers' Compensation Section Chair, 05/2018 to 2019

Past Employment

  • Justice Melody Stewart, Supreme Court of Ohio, Senior Judicial Attorney , 2021 to 2022