Karen E. Sheffer

Staff Attorney

Columbus
T +1.614.462.4727
F +1.614.462.2616

Overview

Karen Sheffer focuses her practice on workers’ compensation appeals and medical malpractice cases. A tenacious team player, she is diligent and seeks efficient solutions to meet her clients’ needs. Karen also works as a magistrate for the mayor’s court in a local suburb, and is legal adviser to a local suburban police department, providing her with additional insights into all aspects of the law.

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  • Handled .512 workers’ compensation appeals. Drafted compensation settlements for self-insured clients, including those requiring Medicare set-aside provisions, and drafted briefs in mandamus actions. 
  • Assisted in a medical malpractice case. Prepared an analysis of the client’s potential liability exposure and of potential damages, and identified and vetted potential medical experts. 
  • Advised a hospital client on issues related to mandatory reporting requirements under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act. 
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Experience

  • Handled .512 workers’ compensation appeals. Drafted compensation settlements for self-insured clients, including those requiring Medicare set-aside provisions, and drafted briefs in mandamus actions. 
  • Assisted in a medical malpractice case. Prepared an analysis of the client’s potential liability exposure and of potential damages, and identified and vetted potential medical experts. 
  • Advised a hospital client on issues related to mandatory reporting requirements under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • City of Worthington Police Department: Longevity of Prosecution

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Municipal League

Prior Positions

  • Crawford County: Assistant Prosecutor

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1983
  • Ohio, 1979

Education

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Ohio Northern University, 1975