Noel C. Shepard

T 614.559.7223
F 614.464.1737
10 West Broad Street
One Columbus Center, Suite 2300
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3484

Noel represents a wide variety of companies in employment-related defense litigation and consulting services. She has in depth experience defending claims in the logistics, automotive and manufacturing industries. Her practice focuses on defending employers of all sizes in every aspect of workers' compensation from injury prevention to settlement. Noel offers her clients advice regarding policy writing, accident prevention and investigation, cost containment, and defense strategy. She defends her clients against workers' compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as in common pleas courts statewide. Additionally, she represents clients in writ of mandamus actions in Courts of Appeal. She also has experience in more specialized areas of workers' compensation law, including Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR), handicap reimbursement hearings, and in rating matters before the Adjudicating Committee of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Noel is also the member-in-charge of the Columbus office of Frost Brown Todd. 

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2017-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2007, 2009-2010
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, Workers’ Compensation, 2017-2019
  • Leadership Dublin Participant/Graduate

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association, Managing Partner Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Central Ohio Self-Insured Association, Member

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • OhioHealth Foundation Hospice Development Board
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, City Lead for Columbus
  • Actors’ Theatre, Former Board of Trustees & Vice President

Non-FBT Publications and Events

“Wage Loss Defense Strategies”
TPA Seminar

“The Meaning of Bickers
Case Law Update Seminar

“Workers’ Compensation and the Small Business Owner”
Dublin Chamber of Commerce Seminar

“Relationship between ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation”
Ohio Healthcare Association Convention

“Preparing the Employer’s Case for Adjudication by the Industrial Commission”
Lorman CLE Seminars

Ask the LegalPro: "Can I Terminate Someone Who Has an Active Workers' Compensation Claim?", Columbus CEO Magazine, June 2008.

"Voluntary Abandonment for Yesterday and Today", Case Law Seminar

Other Contact Info


Rebecca Jarrett
T 614.464.1211