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James Paul Monast

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As a former Ohio Attorney for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for four years and one of the first to earn board certification as a specialist lawyer in Ohio workers’ compensation law, James Monast is an authority on workers’ compensation cases. As an Ohio attorney, Mr. Monast fought for the rights of the state’s workers and their families at Fullerton Law and at Marchese and Monast before bringing his decades of experience to Monast Law Office. There, he continues his fight for Ohio workers with compensation claims for on-the-job injuries. James Monast also handles social security disability and work-related wrongful death, occupational disease and accidental injury cases and is an advocate for workplace health and safety.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Monast Law Office, LLC

5000 Arlington Centre Blvd
Building 2, Suite 2117
Upper Arlington, OH, 43220-2913


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
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Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation LawOhio State Bar Association1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole Practitioner, Workers' Compensation SpecialistMonast Law Office, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerMarchese and Monast1998 - 2013
AssociateMarchese and Associates1990 - 1998
AssociateFullerton Law Office1988 - 1990
AssociateOhio Bureau of Workers' Compensation1985 - 1988
ClerkColumbus City Attorney Greg Lashutka1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeAttorney Member1987 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationAttorney Member1987 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationCertified Specialist: Workers' Compensation Law1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel. Navistar Internatl. Transp. Corp. v. Indus. Comm., 1998-Ohio-360, 84 Ohio St.3d 115, 702 N.E.2d 80 (Ohio 1998)Favorable outcome, Supreme Court of Ohio reversed the judgment of the court of appeals
The STATE ex rel. OSCO INDUSTRIES, INC., Appellant, v. INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF OHIO et al., Appellees.Successfully advocated for the Supreme Court to affirm the judgment of the court of appeals.
State of Ohio ex rel. YRC, Inc., Relator, v. George D. Hood and Industrial Commission of Ohio, Respondents.Successful outcome in favor of respondent. Magistrate's decides that the court deny relator's request for a writ of mandamus.
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Publication nameTitleDate
EbookThe Workers Guide to Injury Compensation in Ohio2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Ohio State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981