Worker's Compensation

Brandon Voelker has been honored to have a career since 1999 that allows him to help people. His practice areas are broad, from drafting a simple will to handling a multi-million dollar class action. As a new attorney, Brandon gained valuable trial experience as an Assistant Kenton County Attorney Fiscal Court. The experience and knowledge, helped in developing a practice for both litigation and municipal law. Prosecutorial experience provides trial experience that no other job or training can compare. As an Assistant County Attorney, Brandon was able to engage in private practice, where he began a legal career focused on helping individuals, including matters such as workers’ compensationbankruptcypersonal injuryfamily law and other types of general litigation. This type of representation continues to this day. In addition to, Brandon has handled numerous class actions and was fortunate enough to be asked by victims in the Erpenbeck Scandal to serve as their counsel. The representation was featured on CNBC’s American Greed. Brandon has always been active in his community, previously serving as a Trustee to his church and was recently honored to be appointed to serve on the Kentucky Employer’s Mutual Insurance Company’s Board of Directors by Governor Bevin. Brandon is married to his loving wife, Caitlin, and they have four children, ranging from 14-4 years of age, with the youngest being the only boy. Brandon grew up in Alexandria, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky for both undergrad and law school. Brandon, Caitlin and the kids, presently reside in Cold Spring, Kentucky, where they are active with their parish, St. Joseph Cold Spring, Church.
Tony primarily concentrates his practice in the area of employment litigation and he has successfully represented individuals asserting claims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and retaliation. In addition to representing employees in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, Tony has experience negotiating severance agreements, litigating personal injury cases, and representing individuals injured by vaccines in the US Court of Federal Claims.
Barbara Bonar has more than 35 years’ tenure as a licensed attorney and nationally recognized in all issues regarding employee/employer relations, including whistleblower claims, workplace standards, executive contracts, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, conflict resolution, wage and hour laws, employee benefits, and personnel policies & procedures.   Barbara has been consistently rated by her peers with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. For her accomplishments as a civil trial lawyer, especially in obtaining substantial jury awards for her clients in litigating whistleblower, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, Barbara Bonar is a tenured national speaker on trial techniques in workplace litigation. Barbara was founder and President of the Kentucky Employment Lawyers Association and has been active in several national organizations that advocate for employees on the workplace, including the National Employment Lawyers Association, Taxpayers Against Fraud, the National Whistleblower Defense Fund, and other local and state Bar Employment Law Sections. Barbara speaks regionally to Bar Association groups and Chamber of Commerce organizations on a broad spectrum of workplace issues and personnel topics. A certified mediator and arbitrator, Bonar has served on extensive local and regionally-recognized mediation and arbitration panels throughout the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, including twenty-five years on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel. Barbara served six years as the elected Governor to the Kentucky Bar Association Board, which is integrated with the Kentucky Supreme Court’s Discipline Process. She subsequently served as Vice President, President-Elect, and ultimately President of the Kentucky Bar Association. While President of the Kentucky Bar, Barbara initiated and acted as Chair of the Commonwealth’s first “Rule of Law Symposium” in 2008. Barbara has both her Urban Planning degree (1975), and her Juris Doctorate (1984) from the University of Kentucky. After clerking for Chief Justice Robert F. Stephens of the Kentucky Supreme Court, she began her employment law experience as corporate counsel for two separate insurance companies. She has also served as an adjunct professor in legal writing at Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1987 – 1992). Barbara Bonar’s Bar Admissions include: Commonwealth of Kentucky (1984), State of Ohio (1990), Supreme Court of the United States (2003), United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, Southern District of Ohio, and the Court of Federal Claims (Washington, DC). Barbara is a current member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, and served for several years on the Board of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (Now Kentucky Justice Association) and on many Committees and Sections of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. She has served as a Barrister with the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, on the Kentucky Governor’s Commission on Small Business Advocacy, on several business committees for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of the Northern Kentucky Lawyers for the Poor for four years