125 E Court St Suite 800,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
After high school, Mr. Clements attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from which he obtained a BA degree, graduating with honors in 1976. While attending Miami University, Mr. Clements was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa and participated in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Mr. Clements obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he won awards for advocacy as part of the Moot Court Program. He graduated in 1979.
Mr. Clements is licensed (since 1979) to practice before all Ohio courts and agencies, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Hamilton County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Clements served on the Executive Committee of the Workers Compensation Section of the Ohio Association for Justice and serves as the southwestern Ohio regional representative to the Workers Compensation Section of the Ohio Association for Justice. He also serves the Cincinnati Bar Association as a member of the Grievance Committee and Workers Compensation Committee. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Workers Compensation Specialist in Ohio. He has lectured on various topics for the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Cincinnati Bar Association. He is “AV” rated by the Martindale Hubbell Directory. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers in America has named him the Southwest Ohio’s “Lawyer of the Year” (2011) in Workers Compensation Law.
An important part of Mr. Clements’ practice involves the handling of workers compensation cases. In this capacity, he has successfully represented injured workers in several landmark and often cited Ohio Supreme Court cases, notably Blankenship v. Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals, Inc., which established an injured workers right to sue his employer for an intentionally inflicted injury. He also established rigid standards, which the Industrial Commission must follow in preparing awards and orders, in State ex rel. Noll v Industrial Commission. Some have stated that Noll is the most cited workers compensation case in Ohio courts.
Other representative cases handled by Mr. Clements include: State ex rel. Gobich v. Indus. Comm. (2004) 103 Ohio St. 3d 128; State ex rel. Luther v. Ford Motor Co. 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 103; State ex rel. Feick v. Wesley Cmty. Services 2005 Ohio App. LEXIS 3639; State ex rel. Caudill v. Indus. Comm. 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 3103; Jones v. Multi-Color Corp. (1995) 108 Ohio App. 3d 388.
Mr. Clements’ practice emphasizes workers compensation matters and the handling of personal injury cases. Much of his time is spent in court or attending hearings before the Industrial Commission. He also handles probate matters.
- 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979
Honors: Moot Court
- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1976 B.A.
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Blankenship v. Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals, Inc., 433 N.E.2d 572 (Ohio 1982)
- State ex rel. Hartco, Inc., Custom Coated Products v. Industrial Com’n of Ohio, 527 N.E.2d 815 (Ohio 1988)
- Roberts v. Mutual Mfg. & Supply Co., 475 N.E.2d 797 (Ohio App. 1 Dist. 1984)
- Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1986 – Present
- Ohio State Bar Association, 1979 – Present
- Cincinnati Bar Association, 1979 – Present
- Delta Tau Delta
- Phi Alpha Delta
- Phi Beta Kappa