Helping injured workers navigate the complex process of workers’ compensation claims

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Carley R. Kranstuber

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Carley’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation law as well as Social Security Disability law. She grew up in Dublin, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies. Following graduation from OSU, Carley began working as a legal assistant at a workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law firm, where she focused primarily on Social Security Disability/SSI matters. She began law school in 2012, attending the night program at Capital University Law School while continuing to work full time during the day.

During her time at Capital and in addition to her full-time job, Carley worked as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Department, was a peer advisor, and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Capital University Law Review.

In 2015, Carley began working as a law clerk in her former firm’s workers’ compensation department. During her two years as a clerk, Carley learned the intricacies of workers’ compensation trial work and developed skills in drafting pleadings, writing persuasive briefs, and conducting legal research of complex workers’ compensation matters.

Carley graduated magna cum laude from Capital University Law School in 2017, and began working at the Law Offices of Charles W. Kranstuber, LPA shortly thereafter. Carley is passionate about providing legal services to both injured workers and disabled individuals, and represents these clients with enthusiasm and dedication. In her spare time, Carley enjoys spending time with her family, rooting for the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes, and exploring the vibrant community of Columbus, Ohio.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science and English

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2017

Published Works

  • Equality Is Not Enough: The Importance of the Due Process Clause in Redefining Consent to a Sexual Encounter, Capital University Law Review - citation forthcoming, Volume 45, 2017

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney at Law


  • Dean’s Award, 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Legal Research and Writing, 2013; Law and Literature, 2016; Judging and the Nature of Justice, 2016; Marshall-Brennan Seminar, 2017; Workers' Compensation, 2017; Origins of Western Law, 2017.