History of the Firm

Connor, Kimmet & Hafenstein was formed on January 1, 2008, as a partnership between Daniel D. Connor and Kenneth S. Hafenstein.  The originating partners have practiced together since 1995 and are dedicated to assisting individuals with legal needs.  Currently, the firm has seven lawyers and a large support staff which allows it to take care of and service the needs of our clients in different practice areas.  Our clients have access to the attorneys who are always available to meet with and talk to our clients about their cases and make sure that our clients understand all the issues involved with the case.  Our focus is singularly upon taking taking care of and making sure our clients understand what is happening in their cases and receive the best possible result. 

Daniel D. Connor began his private practice as a solo practitioner in 1971. By 1980, he had focused his practice into four distinct areas of law: criminal law, DUI / OVI, personal injury, and workers' compensation. Kenneth S. Hafenstein joined Dan in 1995 and the three have remained a formidable team ever since.

Working together, Dan and Ken have firmly established a strong practice centered around DUI/OVI, workers' compensation, personal injury, social security, criminal defense and the defense of persons facing the loss of their professional license. 

In 2006, Katie W. Kimmet joined the firm as an associate and, as of January 1, 2014, became a partner.  She focuses her practice upon representaton of injured workers in the area of workers' compensation law.  She assists clients with representation at hearings before the Industrial Commission and also handles Mandamus actions relating to workers' compensation.

In 2008, Chris M. Connor joined the firm as an associate and has focused his practice primarily upon the represention of individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits and has represented people throughout the state with those social security claims.  He also represents clients who have been injured through the negligence of others. 

In 2010, Adam S. Berger joined the firm as an associate and focuses his practice in the area of workers' compensation.  He assists clients with representation at hearings before the Industrial Commisson and also helps clients' navigate the administrative process.

In 2016, Karen D. Turano joined the firm as an associate.  She focuses her practice in the area of workers' compensation.  She assists clients with representation at hearings before the Industrial Commission and also handles workers' compensation cases before the various Common Pleas Courts throughout Ohio. Karen has also practiced law before the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and the Ohio Court of Claims in Victims of Crime Compensation.

With offices located in Columbus, we are centrally located to be able to provide effective representation to individuals throughout Ohio in our Workers' Compensation and Social Security practice areas and throughout Central Ohio in our Criminal Practice with easy access to the courts in Licking (Newark) County; Fairfield (Lancaster) County; Pickaway (Circleville) County; Madison (London) County; Union (Marysville) County and Delaware County as well as Zanesville, Marion, Springfield, Chillicothe and the surrounding areas of Central Ohio. Our court experience and location in close proximity to the courthouses also allows Connor, Kimmet & Hafenstein LLP to serve as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys and Ohio lawyers from outside the Columbus area.