Local attorney recertified in workers’ comp law

SALEM– Kellie Rogers, a senior associate attorney at Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., recently achieved recertification by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Workers’ Compensation law. She remains the only certified specialist in Columbiana County and one of four in the Mahoning Valley.

Rogers initially secured the specialist designation in 1999 and achieved recertification several times since then. She represents injured employees who seek Workers’ Compensation benefits.

“This recertification reflects Kellie’s experience and skill as a true specialist in Workers’ Compensation law,” said Shawna L’Italien, a member of HHM’s management committee who works with Rogers in the firm’s Salem office. “The requirements for this designation are extremely stringent, and only a small percentage of lawyers who practice Workers’ Comp law achieve it. The designation reassures injured workers, medical professionals, hearing officers and others across the Workers’ Compensation system that she has met the highest standards for lawyers in this field.”

The bar association’s specialist designation requires a rigorous course of study, ongoing education, a test, favorable evaluation by other lawyers and measurable involvement in the specialty area.

Rogers has practiced law for more than 20 years. In addition to specializing in Workers’ Compensation, she represents clients in the areas of Social Security Disability, personal bankruptcy, domestic relations, elder law, probate law and appeals.

She received her juris doctor degree from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union.

HHM is a regional law firm with offices in Youngstown, Warren and Salem. The firm provides legal solutions to corporations, other businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals.