Paralegal - Workers' Compensation (Cleveland)

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 675 attorneys and 1,000 on our team firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a paralegal to join our Workers' Compensation team in our Cleveland office.

We are seeking a Paralegal with 3+ years’ experience to support our Cleveland office as a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal.  All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Essential Duties:

  • Displays strong attention to detail as well as critical thinking.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Edits and proofreads documents for accuracy and compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and local rules.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Draft claim summary correspondence for IME’s.
  • Files documents with the courts electronically.
  • Prepare claims for administrative hearings.
  • Drafts documents and filings.
  • Request and review medical records.
  • Assists in deposition, mediation, arbitration, and trial preparation.
  • Familiarity with rules and procedures of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as well as the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Requirements:

  • Paralegal certificate/degree or Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • 3+ years’ paralegal experience in a law firm or other legal setting.
  • Strong working knowledge in the application of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment, including the ability to identify and escalate issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings at acummings@taftlaw.com.


Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.