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Katherine E. Ivan

also known as Kitty Ivan, Kathy Ivan

About me

Katherine Ivan practices workers’ compensation law in Ohio. A native of Troy, Ohio, USA, Katherine attended the University of Cincinnati earning an International Affairs B.A.  After becoming injured on the job herself in 2007, Katherine moved to Columbus and acquired her J.D. from Capital University Law School.  Katherine is also active with legal groups that help protect the rights of injured workers. She frequently speaks on workers' compensation issues for the Continuing Legal Education of both new and advanced workers' compensation practitioners. 


Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



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  • Katherine Lavaune Keenan

    I attended law school with Katherine. She is smart, professional and experienced in her practice area. She passionate about her career and I definitely endorse her.


    Katherine Keenan Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Rachel Anne Sabo

    Kitty is a fantastic attorney. As an employment litigation attorney, I often have clients contact me that are in need of Workers Compensation representation as well. I always send them to Kitty and her firm. They are professional, organized and always obtain great results for their clients. Kitty is actively involved in the community as well, making her even more valuable.


    Rachel Sabo Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

226 N. Fifth Street
5th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Workers' Compensation Outstanding Service AwardOhio Association for Justice2015
President's AwardColumbus Bar Association2015
Best Lawyers in ColumbusColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Pro Bono Legal HonorsCapital University Law School2010
Ron Friedman AwardCapital University Law School2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAgee Clymer Mitchell & Laret2010 - Present
Law ClerkAgee Clymer Mitchell & Laret2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupN/A2012 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeTrustee 2013-20152010 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationWorkers' Compensation Committee Chair ('13-'16)2010 - Present
Women Lawyers of Franklin CountyTreasurer ('15-'16) Legislative Action Chair ('13-'15)2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Central Ohio Association for JusticeMembership and New Lawyer Chair ('14-present)2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Melkamu Bekuto v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. and Ohio BWCJury Verdict for Plaintiff
Joan C. Fabro v. OhioHealth Corporation, BWCFavorable, Court of Appeals grants Appeal and returns issue to Court of Common Pleas
Jason Payne v. Ross Co Redi Mix & Ohio BWCUnanimous Verdict for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of CincinnatiInternational AffairsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Troy High SchoolN/AHigh School DiplomaN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionHow Social Media Can Affect Your Claimant's Workers' Compensation Claim2015
Advanced Workers' Compensation Law CLEVoluntary Abandonment and Retirement Revisited – A View from the Employer and Claimant Perspectives2015
Advanced Workers' Compensation CLEOhio Workers' Compensation Legislative Update2015
Advanced Workers' Compensation CLE, Winter ConventionSenate Bill 252: Psychological Allowances for Police Officers and Firefighters2014
Advanced Ohio Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Impact of Social Media on Workers’ Compensation Cases2014
Winter ConventionCombating the Abatement Defense2013
Current Developments in Labor and Employment Law CLEHot Topics in Workers’ Compensation: Armstrong, Sziraki, Illegal Immigrants and More2013
Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar CLEReturn To Baseline Under 4123.54(G)2013