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614 Superior Avenue, West
Rockefeller Building, 15th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

The attorneys of Kendis & Assoc. Co., L.P.A. are experienced and have earned an excellent reputation among lawyers, judges and injured workers.  When it comes
to representing the legal rights of those who have experienced losses or damages,
we will handle your case with the personal attention it deserves and with the unique creativity that only our lawyers possess.

James D. Kendis

James D. Kendis graduated from the Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law of Case Western Reserve University, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1966. At law school, he distinguished himself as an Associate Editor of the Western Reserve Law Review and as a member of the Order of Coif.

Mr. Kendis has been a guest lecturer at Case Western Reserve School of Law, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Ohio Legal Center’s Institute for Continuing Education and the Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Bar Associations’ Practice and Procedure Clinics. He is a past Section Chairman for Workers’ Compensation Section of the Cleveland Bar Association, a past member of the Cleveland Bar Association Board of Trustees and a past member of the Executive Board of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as a past Section Chair. Mr. Kendis is also a past Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Specialty Board for the Ohio State Bar Association. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1999, Leading Lawyers in 2002 and Super Lawyers since 2006.

Mr. Kendis previously served as Secretary of the Governor’s Advisory Council for two governors, and is a past member of the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Self-Insured Advisory Committee. He presently serves as a Volunteer Magistrate in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Diversion Program.

James D. Kendis is President of Kendis & Assoc., L.P.A. and is actively involved in the practice of law.


Robert D. Kendis

Robert D. Kendis is the Vice president of Kendis & Associates Co. L.P.A. where he has been involved in the practice of law since 1969. During his law career, Mr. Kendis has been very actively involved on governmental affairs to the extent that he has served and is Chair of the Labor Management government Advisory Council to the Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation from 1986 to 2008. Mr. Kendis was appointed by Governor John R. Kasich as a Labor Management Advisor. He is the current president of the Ohio Association of Claimant’s Counsel (OACC). Additionally Mr. Kendis is currently a Member of the Industrial Commission Rules Advisory Committee as well as a frequent speaker at numerous continuing education programs and seminars on the subject of Workers’ Compensation.

In the past Mr. Kendis has served on the Disability Review Task Force and was a member and co-author of the Report of the Joint Select Committee on Workers’ Compensation to the State Legislature.

Additionally, he has served as a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations including the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association,and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG). He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1999 and an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2004 when he was chosen as one of the top 50 attorneys in Cleveland. Mr. Kendis has had an AV rating for 10 years in a row.

Mr. Kendis has been a Deputy foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury and was inducted into the Ohio Academy of Trial Attorneys Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 1999, Mr. Kendis was certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in the field of Workers’ Compensation and has been re-certified through 2014.


Georgia L. Eckstein

Georgia L. Eckstein graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University, where she received her Juris Doctor Degree in 1989. She was a Judicial Extern with U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio with Judge Alice M. Batchelder.

She began her career as Law Clerk for Magistrate Judge Joseph W. Bartunek in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and joined Kendis & Assoc. Co., L.P.A. in 1991. She specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Social Security Income claims, including appeals in the District and Circuit Courts as well as representing clients in Workers’ Compensation and Veteran’s Disability.

Ms. Eckstein has also worked as a rehabilitation Consultant with the Industrial Commission of Ohio where she provided rehabilitation services to assist injured workers in returning to work.


Carl J. Stanek

Carl J. Stanek is a graduate of Cleveland Marshall School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1980. He served as a District Hearing Officer for the Ohio Industrial Commission from May, 1981 to September, 1983.

He then left the Ohio Industrial Commission to join a firm where he represented employers before the Industrial Commission and in the Court of Common Pleas.

In 1986 Mr. Stanek joined the firm of Kendis & Assoc. Co., L.P.A. where he now represents injured workers in all matters related to workers’ compensation injuries. He special interests are in Violations of Specific Safety requirements (VSSR) and Occupational Diseases (OD).

Jeffrey A. Karson

Jeffrey A. Karson graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989.

He joined Kendis & Assoc. Co., L.P.A. in October, 2004 and specializes in the area of Workers’ Compensation law. Before joining Kendis & Assoc. Mr. Karson spent the majority of his career representing state-funded and self-insured employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and various courts as a legal representative in worker’s compensation claims. Mr. Karson’s current 
focus is the representation of injured workers throughout Ohio in addition to maintaining a select
group of employer clients. 

He has dedicated his career to Ohio Workers’ Compensation and became an Ohio Board Certified specialist in 1999. He was selected to be on the OSBA Workers’ Compensation Committee.

Jeffrey A. Karson is also a member of the Florida State Bar since 1993. In addition, he also represents injured workers in the Federal Workers’ Compensation system. In 2011, he was named a Super
Lawyer in Workers’ Compensation as well as being listed as a Top Attorney in Ohio.


Terence K. O’Brien

Terence K. O’Brien is a 1988 graduate of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. 

Mr. O’Brien joined Kendis & Assoc. in 2011, and limits his practice to workers’ compensation law and litigation. Prior to joining Kendis & Assoc., Mr. O’Brien represented state funded and self-insured employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and in court appearances. Mr. O’Brien has also litigated numerous applications for additional Awards for Violations of Specific Safety requirements (VSSR).

Mr. O’Brien has been practicing law for 23 years and the majority of this time he has focused his practice on workers’ compensation. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association and is an active member of the workers’ compensation section.


Sheldon E. Baskin / Of Counsel

Sheldon E. Baskin graduated from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cum Laude in 1962. While at law school he was a member of the law review staff and also received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in Wills. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Reserve University in 1959, majoring in Political Science.

He has been associated with Kendis & Assoc. Co., L.P.A. and its predecessors for nearly 40 years. His main area of endeavor is representing claimants in their worker’s compensation claims and probate matters.

Mr. Baskin is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.

614 Superior Ave., West * Cleveland, Ohio * 44113-1398 * 216.621.3346