Eric G. Bruestle

Shareholder
Cincinnati
625 Eden Park Drive
Suite 450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
P 513.361.8292
F 513.361.0335
P 513.361.8292 | F 513.361.0335



Overview

Eric resolves workers’ compensation problems for employers, including in particular those in the automotive, health care, retail, and manufacturing industries. In addition, he regularly helps individuals craft estate and succession plans. He has particular strengths in addressing complex probate, estate, and trust administration questions.

Clients appreciate Eric’s frank assessments and honest advice, like the large manufacturer in southern Ohio that was experiencing atypically high workers’ compensation claim costs at one of their factories. Eric investigated the issue and found that management and workers at that factory had a particularly adversarial relationship surrounding workplace injury claims. Eric informed his client, which then turned to Eric for help navigating the hostile environment and designing, implementing, and fairly administering a plan that allowed the company to reduce costs significantly while improving workplace safety.

Experience
  • Won an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court establishing the rights of self-insured employers to promptly provide needed medical care to their employees without implicitly accepting or expanding the medical conditions allowed in a claim (State ex. rel. Schrichten v. Industrial Commission (2000) 90 Ohio St. 3d 436)
Services

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Cincinnati, B.M., College - Conservatory of Music

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Certified as a Workers' Compensation Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Named the Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year" for Cincinnati by The Best Lawyers in America® (2016)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (1995-2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2018, 2021-2022)
  • Named Cincy Leading Lawyer for Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation, and Estate Planning by Cincy Magazine (2009-2019)
  • Selected as "2010 Professional Advisor of the Year" by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee, Past Chair
    • Estate Planning and Probate Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee
    • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section
  • Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA)
  • Southwest Ohio Self-Insurers Association
Community Affiliations
  • Beech Acres (services for abused and neglected children)
    • Planned Giving Council, Chair (2005-2007), Trustee (1986-2000) and Board Chair (1995-1996)
  • Cincinnati Community Orchestra, Trustee (1985-present) and President (2007-present)
  • Mt. Airy UMC, Chair, Administrative Council (2004-present)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Court Reaffirms Employer’s Right to Raise Voluntary Abandonment (Oct 11, 2021)
    What You Should Know About Proposed Estate Tax Law Changes (Sep 7, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "The Ever-Changing Landscape: What Constitutes Injury or Occupational Disease under Ohio W.C.?" - Ohio State Bar Association (May 2016)
  3. Firm News
    Twenty-Seven Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 30, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)

Overview

Eric resolves workers’ compensation problems for employers, including in particular those in the automotive, health care, retail, and manufacturing industries. In addition, he regularly helps individuals craft estate and succession plans. He has particular strengths in addressing complex probate, estate, and trust administration questions.

Clients appreciate Eric’s frank assessments and honest advice, like the large manufacturer in southern Ohio that was experiencing atypically high workers’ compensation claim costs at one of their factories. Eric investigated the issue and found that management and workers at that factory had a particularly adversarial relationship surrounding workplace injury claims. Eric informed his client, which then turned to Eric for help navigating the hostile environment and designing, implementing, and fairly administering a plan that allowed the company to reduce costs significantly while improving workplace safety.

Experience
  • Won an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court establishing the rights of self-insured employers to promptly provide needed medical care to their employees without implicitly accepting or expanding the medical conditions allowed in a claim (State ex. rel. Schrichten v. Industrial Commission (2000) 90 Ohio St. 3d 436)

Education

  1. University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  2. University of Cincinnati, B.M., College - Conservatory of Music

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Certified as a Workers' Compensation Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Named the Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year" for Cincinnati by The Best Lawyers in America® (2016)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (1995-2022)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2018, 2021-2022)
  • Named Cincy Leading Lawyer for Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation, and Estate Planning by Cincy Magazine (2009-2019)
  • Selected as "2010 Professional Advisor of the Year" by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee, Past Chair
    • Estate Planning and Probate Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Committee
    • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section
  • Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA)
  • Southwest Ohio Self-Insurers Association
Community Affiliations
  • Beech Acres (services for abused and neglected children)
    • Planned Giving Council, Chair (2005-2007), Trustee (1986-2000) and Board Chair (1995-1996)
  • Cincinnati Community Orchestra, Trustee (1985-present) and President (2007-present)
  • Mt. Airy UMC, Chair, Administrative Council (2004-present)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Court Reaffirms Employer’s Right to Raise Voluntary Abandonment (Oct 11, 2021)
    What You Should Know About Proposed Estate Tax Law Changes (Sep 7, 2021)
    Stay in or Get Out? Employers Should Evaluate Their Options Under the PBGC’s New Withdrawal Liability Guidance (Jul 23, 2021)
    Biden Calls for Limits on Noncompete Agreements (Jul 19, 2021)
    OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only (Jun 11, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "The Ever-Changing Landscape: What Constitutes Injury or Occupational Disease under Ohio W.C.?" - Ohio State Bar Association (May 2016)
  3. Firm News
    Twenty-Seven Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 30, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)