Christopher B. Ermisch

Of Counsel Cleveland
Contact Info


Christopher is an associate in Taft’s Cleveland office. As part of the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations practice, he focuses his practice on workers’ compensation. He has defended industrial injury claims within the Industrial Commission of Ohio and throughout Ohio’s trial and appellate courts. Throughout his career, he has assisted with trial preparation, including drafting of pleadings, motions, and briefs. He has extensive experience representing his clients in all aspects of pre-trial, trial, and post-trial litigation.

Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Bowling Green State University where he was a double major – political science and philosophy. His Juris Doctor is from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Christopher has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law and Employment Law – Management every year since 2021. He was also recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2014 – 2020 and an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 for Workers’ Compensation Law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America®, Workers Compensation Law – Employers and Employment Law – Management (2021 – present)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers (2014 – 2020)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012 – 2013)

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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2006)
  • Bowling Green State University


  • State - Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Law Bulletins

Co-Author, “Working Remotely: Compensability Issues Under Workers’ Compensation Laws for Workers Injured at Home,” April 13, 2020.

Co-Author, “Ohio House of Representatives Has Introduced Legislation to Include COVID-19 in the List of Scheduled Occupational Diseases,” April 9, 2020.

Co-Author, “Disability Benefits Eligibility for Injured Workers in Light of COVID-19,” March 26, 2020.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member (2006 – present)