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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Christopher A. Benintendi

Christopher A. Benintendi



  • Workers' Compensation
  • Litigation

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Chris is chair of the firm's Workers' Compensation practice group. He is certified in workers' compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Specialty Board. He counsels clients on workers' compensation law, Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) claims, and intentional tort claims and has more than 20 years of experience representing employers before the Ohio Industrial Commission, state courts and appellate courts. He is a frequent speaker at advanced, intermediate and basic workers' compensation seminars, providing guidance to both state-fund and self-insured employers.

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990)
    • Regional and national Moot Court teams
  • Wittenberg University (B.A., 1987)
Areas of Practice

Litigation | Workers' Compensation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Specialty Board
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®  for Workers' Compensation (2004 - present)
  • Best Lawyers® 
    • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2021)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2014)
  • National member of the Order of the Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee


COVID-19 and Ohio Workers' Compensation
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, March 2020

  In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the World Health Organization’s declaration of this coronavirus as a pandemic, employers of all sizes have serious, and somewhat unprecedented, issues to consider. Fortunately for most employers, workers’ compensation may not be one of them...

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