Kenneth S. Hafenstein


Ken Hafenstein 8572 e1553627019945
OSBA Certified Specialist
Best of the Best Attorneys WC 1

Ken is one of the founding Partners and is responsible for both the management of the firm and is the head of the Workers’ Compensation practice.

He has been an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law since 2003.

He has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2005.

He has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings since 2014.

He was named central Ohio Top Lawyer 2016 as determined by AVVO.

He is a member of the Workers’ Injury Law Group, W.I.L.G., which is a national organization dedicated to protecting the rights of injured persons throughout the country.

Ken has represented both injured workers and employers at all levels of the administrative process, including dealing with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) as well as appearing before the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) since 1995.  He has also been involved in litigation before the Common Pleas Courts throughout Ohio and has been involved in Mandamus Actions before the Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ken is a graduate of Wittenberg University (Summa Cum Laude, 1991) and a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law (1994).  He has also taught a Business Law Class as an Adjunct Professor at Wittenberg University during 2010 and 2011 and has participated in the evaluation of Senior Business Majors final projects on several occasions at his alma mater.

You can reach Ken directly at either (614) 779-0678 or via e-mail at

Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation
Admitted: 1994, Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Law School: The Ohio State University, J.D., 1994
Member: Columbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (W.I.L.G.)