Brian A. Tarian

Of Counsel
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.723.2028
F 614.453.8930
P 614.723.2028 | F 614.453.8930
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Mr. Tarian focuses his practice on various aspects of workers’ compensation law and regularly attends hearings before all levels of the Industrial Commission. His clients include employers ranging from closely held corporations and family owned businesses, to Fortune 500 companies. He also represents businesses in the manufacturing, automotive, health care, hospitality, and retail industries. . Tarian assists clients with claims management and offers advice regarding the management of individual claims, as well as the management of the entire workers’ compensation program for clients.

  • Professional experience is entirely in workers' compensation
  • Attend hearings before all levels of the Industrial Commission
  • Successfully defended a workers’ compensation claim against an auto maintenance company where the store manager caught an employee on fire as a result of horseplay. An investigation company was engaged to perform an accident reconstruction to show that the incident as alleged did not occur.
  • Assisted a client who was suspicious of dishonest behavior of a claimant in obtaining both the termination of temporary total compensation benefits and the settlement of this claim for a nominal dollar amount based on substantial surveillance of this claimant. This claimant was attempting to deceive his treating physicians that he was permanently and totally disabled and a large savings in claims costs resulted from these efforts.
  • Successfully defended an award of temporary trial compensation before the full Industrial Commission. It was established that the claimant's dismissal from employment while working restricted duty was cause for the reversal of the order awarding this compensation. A large over-payment of compensation was created and the claimant was barred from later applying for temporary trial compensation until he returned to the workforce.
  • A claim had been allowed against an out-of-state client prior to being represented by Roetzel & Andress. Documentation was prepared and submitted to the Industrial Commission that eventually resulted in the denial of this claim. Also, client testimony was prepared and presented to the Industrial Commission to establish that the claimant was an independent contractor and as such was not entitled to a workers’ compensation claim against our client.


  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
  2. Georgetown University, B.A.


Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio


Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Central Ohio Self-Insurers Association
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA)
  • Buckeye STEPS - Oil and Gas Industry Safety Group
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • New Albany Chamber of Commerce
  • Zanesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Trucking Association
  • Ohio Self-Insurers Association


  1. Alerts
    Several Important Changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Approved by Governor DeWine (Jun 30, 2020)
    Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination (Jun 15, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Accommodating Employees Who Are Disabled, Pregnant, or Over 65 (Jun 12, 2020)
    Possible Employer Vicarious Liability for Employee’s HIPAA Violation Even When Employee Engages In Unauthorized Act (Jun 9, 2020)
    Legislation Repeals Three Health-Related Excise Taxes Imposed by the Affordable Care Act (Jun 5, 2020)
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