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Charles William Kranstuber

Workers compensation Attorney at Columbus, OH

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    We have nearly three decades of experience handling workers' compensation claims in central Ohio. We have helped clients with back and spinal injury, head injuries, repetitive stress and carpal tunnel, as well as joint or chronic pain caused by falls

  2. Social Security & Disability

Charles Kranstuber has been practicing the area of workers' compensation since 1982. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1979. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Upon graduation from the University of San Diego, he was employed by the Ohio Industrial Commission as a district hearing officer. The Industrial Commission is the state agency which handles the adjudication of contested matters in the workers' compensation system. After several years with the Ohio Industrial Commission, he was employed as an associate attorney at the law firm Agee, Clymer, & Morgan, where he worked through 1994. He then was hired by the law firm of Livorno & Arnett, where he served as a partner through 2006. Since that time, he has established his own law office, where his practice continues to consist of representing injured workers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Industrial Commission of Ohio. He is affiliated with Geiser, Bowman and McLafferty LLC, formerly Cecil & Geiser LLC. 

Charles Kranstuber has also been active in politics and local government. He served for 12 years as a city councilman in the City of Dublin and also served for 6 years as the mayor of the City of Dublin. In 2006, he was appointed by the governor as the injured workers' representative to the Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission, which is responsible for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The Oversight Commission's duties include making recommendations regarding premium rates, investments, and setting the rules and policies of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Charles Kranstuber has been dedicated to serving the needs of injured workers in Ohio for over 25 years. He recognizes the deep trust placed by his clients and will strive to uphold that trust by working hard and fighting hard for you.

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Licensed for 43 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Charles W Kranstuber
495 South High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Posted by Judy | January 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a Relief!
Mr. Kranstuber listened to my story of injury, in a compassionate manner, and systematically solved issue after issue in a wonderfully professional style. I had initially been assigned to a doctor who was not concerned with my issues. Mr Kranstuber referred me to a doctor, who has been nothing but incredible in getting me the medical care that I need. I am grateful that Mr. Kranstuber is on this earth and in Columbus at this time in my life.
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Posted by kari | January 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
workmans comp
Mr Kranstuber was very professional and worked with through the settlement and fought for me every step of the way. I highly recommend him for anyone
Posted by Brad | May 7, 2015
I'm one of Chuck's former clients, and I know what I'm talking about.
I was completely confused by the Worker's Compensation rules, laws, and what to do, etc. Chuck walked me through everything, that I needed to do. He's not a man to waste your time. He knows his business very well, and he has helped me navigate the mess that is BWC in Ohio, especially Columbus. I highly recommend this gentleman, if you have need for a good worker's comp. lawyer. And a personal note to Chuck: Thank you very much.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office Charles W Kranstuber L.P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Trustee
  • Washington Township
  • 2005 - Present
  • Mayor
  • City of Dublin
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Partner
  • Livorno & Arnett
  • 1994 - 2006
  • Member
  • Dublin City Council
  • 1991 - 2003
  • District Hearing Officer
  • Ohio Industrial Commission
  • 1979 - 1982
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State, Ex. Rel. Kegley v. Indus. Comm., 696 N.E.2d 210 (Supreme Court of Ohio)


  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Charles Kranstuber for more than a decade. His area of focus in the law is Workers Compensation. Charles or Chuck as he is known by his colleagues and clients is a hardworking, knowledgeable and personable lawyer. Chuck works long hours both in the office and frequently attends hearing to advocate for his clients. Chuck is current on all of the law related to Workers Compensation, and researches all legal issues that are not settled. Chuck is very personable and takes the time to get to know his clients and he listens to their concerns because he cares. This make him a better advocate because he puts his clients at ease by meeting their needs."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Columbus Workers compensation Lawyer Charles William Kranstuber
Charles William Kranstuber
Workers compensation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 43 years
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