Stephen E. Mindzak Law Offices, LLC
Representing Workers Throughout Ohio

Stephen E. Mindzak

Stephen E. Mindzak

Columbus, Ohio
(614) 221-1125

Attorney Stephen E. Mindzak has dedicated himself to helping injured Ohio workers obtain workers' compensation benefits for over 26 years. Steve is committed to providing each of clients with responsive personal attention and professional representation at all times. His practice consists of helping clients with initial applications for benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, representing those clients in related hearings, handling denied claim appeals before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and, when necessary, in the state’s appellate courts.

Over the course of his career, Steve has successfully represented clients who have worked in manufacturing, industrial, service, transportation and office occupations. He has handled claims involving a wide range of work-related injuries, medical conditions and illnesses; and he has had extensive success with difficult cases other attorneys have refused to accept.

Steve has served as Special Counsel regarding workers' compensation issues for the United Auto Workers' Region 2-B. He has successfully challenged legislation on behalf of the U.A.W. before the Ohio Supreme Court on several occasions. Steve has also taught various facets of the workers' compensation school for the U.A.W. Leadership Representatives.

Steve has testified on numerous occasions before the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives on workers' compensation issues. Steve also served as the Treasurer for the Committee to Stop Corporate Attacks on Injured Workers (the coalition group comprised of organized labor, attorneys, physicians, religious organizations, and others which were opposed to Issue 2 - Senate Bill 45) which was successful in having their referendum overturn the anti-worker legislation by the voters in Ohio.

Stephen is a 1992 graduate of Capital University Law School and a certified specialist in Ohio workers' compensation law, certified by the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Mindzak's law firm, Stephen E. Mindzak Law Offices, LLC, is located in the city of Columbus and serves clients throughout the central, eastern, and southern portions of Ohio.

Stephen E. Mindzak's Accomplishments and Credentials

  • Licensed and admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, since 1992.
  • Certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist.
  • Handled tens of thousands of cases before the Ohio Industrial Commission.
  • Represented Clients in Common Pleas Courts, Appeals Court, and the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Served as Corporate Counsel for various workers’ compensation entities.
  • Served as Special Counsel for the United Auto Workers’ Union on workers’ compensation issues and legislative issues.
  • Testified before the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives on workers’ compensation issues.

Successful Ohio State Reported Decisions:

  • State ex rel. Dietz v. Conrad (1999), 84 Ohio St.3d 358.
  • State ex rel. U-Brand Corp. v. Wood (2001), 91 Ohio St.3d 377.
  • State ex rel. United Auto Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (2002), 95 Ohio St.3d 408.
  • State ex rel. Ohio AFL-CIO v. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (2002), 97 Ohio St.3d 504.
  • State ex rel. Green v. Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (2002), 97 Ohio St.3d 260.
  • State ex rel. Romans v. Elder Beerman Stores Corp. (2003), 100 Ohio St.3d 165.
  • State ex rel. Regal Ware, Inc. v. Industrial Commission (2004), 105 Ohio St.3d 1.
  • State of ex rel. Gross v. Industrial Commission (2007), 115 Ohio St.3d 249.
  • State ex rel. BF Goodrich Co., Specialty Chems. Div. v. Industrial Commission (2016), 148 Ohio St.3d 212.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992

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