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Alissa J. Sammarco - Cincinnati, OH

810 Sycamore Street5th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202

Updated: 10/26/2023

Cincinnati Workers' Compensation (Ohio) Lawyer


Alissa is an Attorney, Arbitrator and a Mediator. Practicing for over 20 years in personal injury, employment law, discrimination, and a general practice of law.

"I pride myself on protecting the rights of my clients, and providing personal and professional service." - Alissa J. Sammarco

About Alissa J. Sammarco

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner


  • English
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation (Ohio)
  • Employment Law/Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
  • Title IX, other discrimination
  • Personal Injury
  • Arbitration/Mediation


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2004
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio Supreme Court New Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Inns of Court, Cincinnati Chapter, 2005 - 2019
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2011
  • Greensboro Bar Association, 2002 - 2004
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - 2004
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, 2002 - 2004
  • Guilford County Association of Women Attorney, Member, 2002 - 2004
  • North Carolina State Bar Association, 2002 - 2004
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1995 - 2001
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, 1990 - 2001
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1990 - 2001
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Workers Compensation Panel, 1995 - 2001
  • American Bar Association, 1990 – 1997, 2004 – 2011,and 2017 – present.

Classes and Seminars

  • "Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets and Insider Tips" - Speaking on Medicare & Medicaid subrogation, Valuing Pain & Suffering Damages, and Text and phone evidence., NBI Seminars - July 31, 2019 - Cincinnati, OH
  • "Negligence" - I spoke on Subrogation, Medicare, Medicaid, Ohio Workers’ Compensation, Federal Workers Compensation and Pro Rata Recovery., Ohio State Bar Association Seminar - October 2018
  • "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know", NBI Seminars - May 2018
  • "Winter Education Seminar", Union Township Professional Firefighters, February 2017
  • "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know", NBI Seminars - December 2016
  • "UCAN, Protecting Your Job When Injured: Workers' Compensation & Disability in Employment", AFL-CIO - August 2016
  • "Litigating Slip Trip and Fall Cases in Ohio", NBI Seminars - December 2015
  • "Affordable Care Act & Impact on Personal Injury Settlements & Ethics", NBI Seminars - December 2014
  • "Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation: Ethics; and Special Needs Trusts", NBI Seminars - August 2013
  • "Auto Accident Litigation", NBI Seminars - August 2012
  • “Ohio Employment Law 2023” – Speaking on ADA Accommodations: Ensuring Legal Best Practices. December 13, 2023
  • “Ohio Persona Injury Boot Camp: An Attorney’s Guide Through Personal Injury Cases – From A to Z” – Speaking on Conducting Thorough Client Intake and Pre-suite Investigation and Calculating Damages in Personal Injury. December 4, 2023.
  • “Ohio Employment Law 2022” – Speaking on Family and Medical Leave: What You Must Know and ADA Accommodations 2022: Ensuring Legal Best Practices. June 1, 2022.
  • “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now” – Speaking on Hiring and Recruiting. April 15, 2020.

Past Positions

  • The Sammarco Law Firm, LLC, Cincinnati, OH , o Employment Law, FMLA, Wage/Hour Law, Personal Injury o Federal Sector EEO Claims o Workers Compensation, 2012 - Present
  • Hochman & Plunkett Co., LPA, Cincinnati & Dayton, OH, o Personal Injury, Employment Law, FMLA, Wage/Hour Law, 2011 - 2012
  • R. Steve Bowden & Associates, Greensboro, NC, o Personal Injury, 2002 - 2004
  • Gerald D. Brody & Associates, San Diego, CA, o Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment, 1997 - 2001
  • Hendrix & Associates, LLP, San Diego, CA, o Partner in Private Practice o Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment, 1996 - 1997
  • Alissa J. Magenheim, San Diego, CA, o Solo Practitioner o Workers Compensation, Labor & Employment, Personal Injury, 1995 - 1996
  • Mullen, Plummer & Badger, APC, San Diego, CA , o Associate Attorney o Insurance Defense, Workers’ Compensation, 1991 - 1995
  • John Lawrence Allen, Esq., San Diego, CA , o Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, Securities Fraud Litigation, 1990 - 1991


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1987
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: Economics
    Minor: Creative Writing

Ancillary Businesses

  • Arbitrator for USPS/NALC AFL-CIO


Published Works

  • NBI: Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now April 2020
  • NBI: Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets and Insider Tips July 2019
  • OSBA: Subrogation issues with Medicare, and Fed & State Work Comp Oct. 2018
  • NBI Advanced Employment Law: What you Need to Know May 2018
  • NBI: Advanced Employment Law: What you Need to Know Dec. 2016
  • WVXU Radio: Around Cincinnati with Jane Durrell, Speaking about Nov. 2016 The Gallery Upstairs at The Greenwich
  • OAJ: End Distracted Driving, Presentation to Seven Hills High School Oct. 2016
  • AFL-CIO UCAN: Protecting the Rights of Disabled and Injured Workers Aug. 2016 Under ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Laws
  • NBI: Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Ohio: Discovery and Evidence Tips for the Plaintiff Attorney. Dec. 2015
  • WVXU Radio: Around Cincinnati with Jane Durrell, Speaking about April 2015 The Gallery Upstairs at The Greenwich
  • NBI: How Will ACA Reduce Damages Awards? How ACA will affect injured elderly and disabled clients? Ethical Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys. Dec. 2014
  • NBI: Maintaining an Ethical Practice & Aug. 2013 Protecting Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Eligibility: Special Needs Trusts
  • NBI: Auto Litigation from Start to Finish Aug. 2012
  • Inns of Court: Cincinnati Chapter 2012

Office Information


810 Sycamore Street5th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • 513-763-7704



  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board Member 2014 - 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Chair of Employment Section 2014 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Chair of Women’s Caucus 2012 - 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Distinguished Service Award 2012 - 2013
  • Guilford County Association of Women Attorneys, Secretary 2003 - 2004
  • San Diego Lawyers Club, Chairperson of Membership Committee 1995 - 1996
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Justice (CWRU Chapter) 1989 - 1990
  • Student Public Interest Law Fellowship (CWRU) 1989
  • Dean’s Literature Writing Contest, 1st Prize (Univ. of Rochester) 1985, ‘86, ‘87
  • Pearl Stearling Evans Award for Most Promising Woman Writer 1986

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