Brandon L. Abshier

Brandon L. Abshier

P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516

Assistant Shana Scales 614.220.5122
about BrandonX+X+

Named one of Ohio’s Rising Stars, Brandon’s laid-back nature masks his fiercely competitive, “whatever it takes” attitude.

Known for ferociously tackling complex cases, Brandon revels in the setting of strategy and the challenge of problem solving to please his clients, focusing his practice on civil litigation, workers’ compensation and data breach/privacy.

Brandon is in charge of the firm's workers' compensation group. He assists both private employers and state entities in navigating this system, and has represented clients in all phases of the process, from administrative hearings to appeals.

He has defended trucking companies in cases arising from catastrophic accidents involving multiple fatalities, and is involved in the firm’s litigation sub-specialty of construction where he works with residential and commercial builders. He also serves as private counsel for auto dealerships.

Brandon also spearheads the firm’s data breach/privacy concerns, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP).

education & admissionsX+


  • Capital University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Business Management/Finance, cum laude, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2008
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio


  • Successfully represented EIFS subcontractor against claims of over $8,000,000.00 in damages to a 500 unit multi-building apartment complex. Claims were part of a larger lawsuit with alleged damages exceeding $40,000,000.00 against all defendants. The case was ultimately resolved in mediation with a favorable result for the client. Easton Communities v. Slate Rock Company, Ltd. et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Summary judgment in favor of employer against claims by former employee of racial discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation and violations of the ADA. Kareem Bonner v. Scope Services, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Summary judgment obtained on behalf of a steel producer facing antitrust claims of over $500,000,000.00 in damages. Clarkwestern Dietrich Bld. Sys., LLC v. Certified Steel Stud Ass’n, Butler County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Summary judgment in favor of a tenant in a commercial real estate lease dispute.
  • Summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 500 energy company in commercial litigation regarding enforcement of oil and gas contracts. Joseph J. Bruzzese v. Chesapeake Exploration, LLC., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Summary judgment in favor of a general contractor for mixed-use commercial development project against neighboring property owner’s claims for loss of lateral and subjacent support. Rebecca Lottridge v. Gahanna-Creekside Investments, LLC, et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Summary judgment in favor of a helicopter repair facility facing claims of negligent misrepresentation. Versatile Helicopters Inc. v. Helicopter Minit-Men, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Defense verdict for an international airline facing claims of breach of contract from passenger.
  • Successfully defend state entity in workers’ compensation mandamus action in the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals related to injured worker’s appeal of denial of treatment by the Industrial Commission. State of Ohio, Ex. Rel. Stacy M. Everhart v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, et al., Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals.
  • Defense verdict for Toledo, Ohio car dealership facing claims for violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.
  • Defense verdict for an international airline facing claims from passengers under the Montreal Convention.
  • Defense jury verdict in favor of state entity employer in trial regarding injured workers’ request to add medical conditions to her workers’ compensation claim. Brenda Harris v. Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Scioto County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Summary judgment in favor of non-profit against claims of negligent hiring and supervision of contractor who allegedly assaulted a student. John Doe v. The Buckeye Ranch, et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Partial summary judgment in favor of residential custom homebuilder against claims by owners of home for fraud and violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act. Thomas Taneff v. Ron Guzzo Custom Homes, Inc., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
  • Successful defense resulting in dismissal of product defect case against an Israeli manufacturer of firearm holsters over claims the product caused an unintended discharge of firearm resulting in personal injury. Jeffrey Cable v. Lock Stock & Barrel, LLP, et al., Scioto County Court of Common Pleas.
articles & presentationsX+

articles & presentations


  • ADA Reasonable Accommodations under New USDOT Regulations, Ohio Transit Risk Pool, August 20, 2015 
professional & community activitiesX+

professional & community activities


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association


  • Board Member, Capital University Law School Alumni Board 


  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2014-2018