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Philip John Fulton

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Philip Fulton has represented injured workers and victims of disability since 1980. A 1977 graduate of the Ohio State University and 1980 graduate of Capital University Law School, Order of the Curia, Mr. Fulton is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers, "Law and Politics" magazine.

Mr. Fulton's professional achievements recognize his dedication to protecting the rights of the injured and disabled. He is past chairperson of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Section and has twice has been chairperson of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers' Workers Compensation Section.

For his commitment to injured workers, he was given the Distinguished Service Award in 1994 and 2002 by the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and was inducted into the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers' Association Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame in 1997.

Frequently asked to lecture to attorneys, legal groups, and doctors all over Ohio on issues dealing with workers' comp, Mr. Fulton is also the author of the well-known treatise on workers' compensation, "Ohio Workers Compensation Law," published by LexisNexis. Mr. Fulton's book is used by workers' compensation attorneys, doctors, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Industrial Commission, and the court system. Mr. Fulton is an Adjunct Professor at the Capital University Law School in Ohio where he teaches Workers' Compensation Law.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
  2. Social Security: 30%



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  • Timothy Lawrence Van Eman

    I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to workers compensation or social security matters, Phil is simply the best. I highly recommend him.


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Ohio SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2015
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Distinguished Service AwardOhio Academy of Trial Lawyers2002
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1994
Distinguished Service AwardOhio Academy of Trial Lawyers1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPhilip J. Fulton Law Office1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersPresident2004 - 2005
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersSecretary2002 - 2002
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersTreasurer2001 - 2002
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers ,Workers Compensation SectionChairman1995 - 2002
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationVice PresidentN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Workers Compensation LawOhio Workers Compensation Law1998
Ohio Workers Compensation LawOhio Workers Compensation Law1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Workers' Compensation SeminarChiropractic Treatment2011