Noel represents a wide variety of companies in employment-related defense litigation and consulting services. Her practice focuses on defending employers of all sizes in every aspect of workers’ compensation from injury prevention to settlement. Noel offers her clients advice regarding policy writing, accident prevention and investigation, cost containment, and defense strategy. She defends her clients against workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as in common pleas courts statewide.
Additionally, Noel represents clients in writ of mandamus actions in Courts of Appeal. She also has experience in more specialized areas of workers’ compensation law, including Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR), handicap reimbursement hearings, and in rating matters before the Adjudicating Committee of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Noel is also the Member-in-Charge of the Columbus office of Frost Brown Todd.
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1996
Mount Union College, B.A., 1993
Blue Key Honorary
Tau Pi Phi Honorary
The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2017-2020
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2007, 2009-2010
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, Workers’ Compensation, 2017-2020
Leadership Dublin Participant/Graduate
Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee
Columbus Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee
Columbus Bar Association, Managing Partner Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Workers’ Compensation Committee
Central Ohio Self-Insured Association, Member
OhioHealth Foundation Hospice Development Board
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, City Lead for Columbus
Actors’ Theatre, Former Board of Trustees & Vice President
Executive Committee, Member
Member Compensation Committee, former Member
“Wage Loss Defense Strategies,” TPA Seminar
“Workers’ Compensation and the Small Business Owner,” Dublin Chamber of Commerce Seminar
“Relationship between ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation,” Ohio Healthcare Association Convention
“Preparing the Employer’s Case for Adjudication by the Industrial Commission,” Lorman CLE Seminars
“Voluntary Abandonment for Yesterday and Today,” Case Law Seminar
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September 14, 2018 | Publications
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