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Don Drinko’s practice consists of the representation of state fund and self-insured employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and representing insurance companies and their insureds in extra-contractual liability matters. Since 2009, he has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist. He has over 25 years of workers’ compensation experience and has handled in excess of 5,000 administrative hearings concerning allowance, treatment, compensation, disability (including permanent disability), and subrogation. Don has tried more than 30 workers’ compensation court appeals to juries throughout Ohio, and has argued workers’ compensation appeals before the First, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh District Courts of Appeals.

Principal practice areas

  • Business and employment law
  • General litigation
  • Insurance

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Publications & Presentations

  • “Insurance Policy Formation, Cancellation, and Non-Renewal,” Akron Bar Association, June 2013
  • “Catastrophic Losses” and “Personal and Advertising Injury Insurance Coverage,” National Business Institute, June 2006
  • “Tackling Critical Insurance Coverage and Litigation Issues in Ohio,” National Business Institute, September 2005
  • “Insurance Coverage Law in Ohio,” Nation Business Institute, August 2004