John Bauer


614 737 2901

John’s primary focus is defending self-insured and state funded employers before the Ohio Industrial Commission in all districts, as well as in state courts on appeal. In law school, John worked on the legal research team at the Ohio Industrial Commission. He learned how hearing officers make decisions and now uses that knowledge to his clients’ advantage. John’s steady and confident approach is comforting to clients facing legal challenges.

Prior to joining Poling, John practiced civil litigation for several years, winning many cases via summary judgment and maintaining a perfect record at trial. John has made court appearances in over 50 Ohio counties. His name, face, and good reputation are known by judges throughout the state.

  • 2010 Bachelor of Music (Violin) – Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
  • 2014 Juris Doctor – Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Ohio, November 2014
Professional Associations
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Law Section