"Whether I'm in a Social Security disability hearing or workers' comp Industrial Commission hearing, preparation is imperative. A disability or work injury is life changing. Your benefits cannot be left to chance. My clients are people not just a case number. After decades of experience, a strong strategy and intense preparation are the best tools for success. "
Attorney Grace Szubski
Grace A. Szubski
Grace has nearly 35 years of experience in the practice of law. She attends nearly a thousand administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission each year on behalf of injured workers. These hearings address such issues as initial allowance of claims, permanent total disability and awards of compensation under Ohio Law.
In addition, Grace represents injured workers before Ohio appellate courts as well as disabled workers before the Social Security Administration.
As a workers' compensation attorney at Garson Johnson LLC, Grace spends a lot of time in court working for her clients' best interests. "I help people in an extremely stressful time of their lives," she says. "It is very satisfying when we have presented our case and the courts award our clients the compensation they deserve."
But making sure her clients get a just settlement is harder these days, Grace says.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1983
University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
J.D. - 1981
University of Notre Dame London Law Center, London, England
Summer Law Program - 1981
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
B.A. - 1979
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges, 1978-1979
Honors: St. Catherine Medal, Kappa Gamma Pi National Award, 1978
Honors: Honors, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, 1978
Honors & Awards
Honoree, Best Lawyers in Cleveland (2013-2018)
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyer (2007 - 2011, 2014-2018)
Honoree, Congressional Record, 2004
Honoree, OATL Workers' Compensation Distinguished Service Award, 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ohio State Bar Association, Member & Chair, Workers' Comp Law Committee (2017-present)
Eighth District of Ohio Judicial Conference, Life Member
Cleveland Association of Compensation Attorneys, Member
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2004
College of Mount St. Joseph, Alumni Board, 2001 - 2007
St. Michael Federal Credit Union, Board of Trustees, 1991 - 2000
Catholic Lawyer Guild of Cleveland, Member
Cuyahoga County Central Committee, Democratic Party, Member (2014-2018)