Edward C. Ahlers

Edward C. Ahlers

Cincinnati, Ohio
Edward C. Ahlers
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Mr. Ahlers is a lifelong resident of the Cincinnati area, now residing in Mason. After attending St. Xavier High School, he attended Xavier University, where he graduated summa cum laude with an Honors Degree in 1979. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1982 and has been practicing law in Cincinnati since that time, first serving as a law clerk to both a US District Judge and a US Magistrate, then working for the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati for two years. After working for the next two years for the law firm of Wood & Lamping, Mr. Ahlers joined our firm in 1988 and became a name partner a few years later.

Mr. Ahlers has been a member of both the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association for many years. He is a past Chairman of the Cincinnati Bar Association's Social Security Committee. He has practiced almost exclusively since 1988 in the areas of workers' compensation, social security disability, personal injury law, and long-term disability. Mr. Ahlers has won several workers' compensation appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court. He has also won several social disability appeals in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Ahlers and his wife have three children. He closely follows both the Reds and the Bengals along with the sports programs at both XU and UC. He is an avid reader and also enjoys traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Long Term Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982
  • Rhode Island, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 1982
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English
  • St. Xavier High School


  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 212
  • (Endorsed Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Attorney)

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
  • Cincinnatti Bar Association, Chairperson, Social Security Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, Workers' Compensation Committee, Tort & Insurance Committee
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 1990 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Wood & Lamping, Associate, 1986 - 1988
  • Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati, Associate, 1984 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor (VLP)


  • French