Sue A. Roudebush

Sue Roudebush practices employment law with an emphasis on workers' compensation law and procedure. She represents both self-insured and state-funded employers during all stages of their workers’ compensation matters, including claims investigation and management, administrative hearings, litigation, appeals on mandamus before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio, and settlement. Additionally, she sits on the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee where she is involved in the rule-making process.

In addition to several years in private practice, Sue also worked as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General in the Workers’ Compensation Section.

Sue regularly writes and presents on topics related to workers’ compensation. Her programs are presented at various safety council meetings, continuing education seminars and for internal client education and training events.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Trustee, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 2017–2019
  • Member, Ohio Self-Insurers Association, 2007–2019
  • Member, Central Ohio's Self Insurers Association, 2007–2019
  • Member, Rules Advisory Committee, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, 2014–2019
  • Mentor, Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2009–2019
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Women in Networking Group, 2014–2019
  • Trustee, Ohio Women's Bar Association, 2017
  • Chair, Workforce Diversity Committee, BWC Ohio Safety Congress, 2015–2016, 2016–2017
  • Volunteer, Columbus Legal Aid Society (pro bono), 2011–2017

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Using Social Media to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud," Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, October 2019
  • Speaker, "OSHA Ramification of Medical Marijuana," Marijuana Liability Seminar, March 2019
  • Panelist, "It's only a sprain! Perspectives in workers' compensation claims," Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, November 2018
  • Speaker, "Bermuda Triangle: Workers' Compensation, ADA and FMLA," Guernsey-Noble Safety Council, September 2018
  • Speaker, "BWC fraud: What to know and how to avoid it," Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce - Coffee & Commerce, September 2018
  • Panelist, "When the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Intersect," Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, November 2017
  • Speaker, “Should Employees Be Disciplined for Safety Violations?” BWC Ohio Safety Congress, March 2017
  • Speaker, "Moderated Panel on Workers' Compensation," OSHRA Conference, October 2015
  • Speaker, "Defending Employers Against Workers' Compensation Claims," November 2014, April and July 2015
  • Speaker, "Workers' Compensation Tips for HR Professionals," November 2014
  • Speaker, "Legalization of Marijuana and its Effect on the Workplace," September 2014
  • Speaker, "When Will They Return to Work? Navigating FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Compensation," May 2014
  • Speaker, "Workers' Compensation Fraud: Who, What, When, How Could This Happen?!?" February 2014

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (Board Appointed Arbitrator Regarding Fee Disputes 2009–2017; Leadership Academy Certification 2006; Workers’ Compensation Committee 2004–2019)
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2004
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2006

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, (Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance), 2019
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Class of 2016–2017


  • Ohio Northern University (J.D.), 2004
  • The Pennsylvania State University (B.A., Psychology), 2001
Dedicated Volunteer
Dedicated Volunteer

Sue has volunteered her time with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps walk for several years now. She has also been a featured speaker at their fundraising events. Here, she is taking some time out for a picture with her team.

Loyal Nittany Lion
Loyal Nittany Lion

Sue is a loyal alum of Penn State University. This year she was able to trick a few OSU alumni into joining her for the game in Happy Valley.

Puppy Love
Puppy Love

Having recently adopted a Maltese/terrier mix from Recycled Doggies (started by Bricker & Eckler’s very own Shannon DeBra!), she can’t get enough pictures! Here is Kenna on her ride home after her first haircut.