Sam, a partner with NRS Injury Law, has been practicing law in the Columbus area since 2013. He has focused his practice on helping injured workers navigate through the complexities of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. He focuses his practice on the management of the firm’s Columbus Office. Over the years, he has distinguished himself by his commitment to his practice, his clients, and his community. Sam has been named by Best Lawyers in its list of Ones to Watch in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Employment Law. He has also been included in the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for workers’ compensation. Sam has served as the Workers’ Compensation Section Chair for both the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and the Columbus Bar Association (CBA).
Sam is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law and the University of Kentucky. He lives in Bexley with his wife and daughter. Sam serves on the Board of Directors’ of Wexner Heritage Village, as well as Klarity Medical Products. He is also very active in his local community and was elected to Bexley City Council in 2021.
Jerry Horning, a senior associate attorney with NRS Injury Law, has represented thousands of injured clients since 1984. He has attained the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, AV Preeminent. His civil trial practice experience includes a wide range of personal injury litigation, including wrongful death, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, insurance coverage, uninsured motorist, product liability, premises liability and auto accidents of all types.
Jerry has litigated small business and real estate matters, including mortgage foreclosures. Further, Jerry has extensive workers’ compensation litigation experience. He has resolved thousands of personal injury cases by settlement, litigation, arbitration, mediation, and trial and he’s argued cases in several appellate courts, the Ohio Court of Claims, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. His Supreme Court oral argument on behalf of an injured police officer can be viewed on the court’s website, Oral Argument Archive, Case No. 2005-1828. The case is Ronald Rose v. City of Garfield Hts. et. al., 2005-Ohio-4165, 2006-Ohio-5698.
Prior to law school, Jerry served as the assistant director of Cleveland’s Department of Public Health and Welfare, where he supervised programs in primary health care, environmental health, air pollution control and prison administration for a department with over 500 employees.
Jerry resides in Bay Village with his family.
Brad Howenstein, a senior attorney with NRS Injury Law, has specialized in workers’ compensation and labor employment law for over 25 years.
Brad has a diverse background representing not only injured workers, but also the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the Industrial Commission of Ohio and employers in administrative hearings and litigation throughout Ohio. This experience has given Brad a unique perspective in evaluating claims. He has argued over two dozen Workers’ Compensation cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and has prevailed in 20 workers’ compensation jury trials. Brad is AVVO rated 8.7/10 (i.e., excellent).
John P. Rogers is an associate attorney with NRS Injury Law, focusing his practice in the area of workers’ compensation. In his first two years following graduation from law school, John worked as an associate attorney with a mid-sized personal injury firm in the Cleveland area, representing clients and their families throughout the state of Ohio suffering from Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and other harmful effects of asbestos exposure on the job site. During this time, John worked to obtain wrongful death settlements for the families of asbestos exposure victims, appearing on their behalf in over thirty different probate courts across Ohio. This experience provided him with a unique perspective as to the hardships faced by individuals subjected to harmful working environments. This experience instilled a drive to continue to advocate on behalf of Ohio workers and their families. John later transitioned into a general practice firm focusing on domestic relations, criminal defense, and probate matters in Lake County, Ohio. During this time, he also gained relevant experience in bankruptcy law and handled varying civil matters for local small businesses.
While in law school, John became a certified legal intern through the Ohio Supreme Court and worked in the civil litigation department of the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic, a non-profit law firm through Case Western Reserve University, representing qualifying lower income individuals. In this role, he served as co-counsel of record handling a variety of matters including identity theft, debt collections, evictions, and 1st Amendment violations. John also acted as an editor of War Crimes Prosecution Watch, a publication covering alleged war crimes as part of the International Law Journal through the Fredrick K. Cox International Law Center.
John is a resident of Mentor with his wife and their two dogs. He enjoys sailing, hiking with his dogs, traveling, or just spending time with friends and family.
Coming from a background in journalism, Vincent D. Scebbi has always operated with the deep understanding that attorneys are storytellers for their clients, tasked with accurately portraying client experiences to show judges, juries, and mediators why the client deserves justice.
“Being an attorney means being of service to the people,” says Vince. “It’s a role where I leverage my background in journalism melded with my experience in law to tell the story my client has to share, and to tell it in a way that utilizes the laws and statutes that exist to protect my client from harm.”
From a very early age, Vince was interested in professional fields where he could advocate for others. While in school, Vince met and shadowed a county prosecutor in Medina County, an experience that inspired him to start taking law courses and shift his focus from journalism to law. After being recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for his writing and after serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toledo's newspaper, The Independent Collegian, Vince pursued a law degree at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. While in law school, Vince was an active member of the Cleveland-Marshall Mock Trial Team, where he took first place in the 2015 Case Classic Mock Trial Tournament, as well as capturing Best Advocate in the championship round. He was also a semifinalist in the 2016 Texas Young Lawyer Association Regional Tournament. Vince graduated magna cum laude in 2016.
Before joining NRS Injury Law, Vince clerked for a prestigious plaintiff’s litigation firm in Cleveland. Vince also clerked for a local municipal prosecutor’s office, assisting in drafting an appellate brief before the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. And that was just the beginning. Vince was also active in Cleveland-Marshall’s law clinics. As a member of the Civil Litigation Clinic, he gained experience representing individuals seeking unemployment benefits. In the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic, Vince drafted multiple successful Petitions for Habeas Corpus before the United States Northern District of Ohio.
To this day, Vince credits his success as a personal injury attorney to his rich understanding of the law and his journalistic abilities to effectively frame an issue and tell his client's story. A practicing attorney since 2016, Vince has learned that so much of being an effective lawyer requires effective communication. It means listening to clients, keeping them apprised of their cases, and knowing how to discuss the complex nuances of law with them. Vince has learned that communication is key because it helps clients put their trust and faith in their attorney. When the client-attorney relationship is built on trust, clients never feel alone, and they win in court.
“My philosophy is that every client has a story,” says Vince. “My job is to listen, understand, and conceptualize that story in a legal framework. If I can do that, I’m able to represent my client effectively and see that justice is served for them.”
Vince found his niche in personal injury law soon after developing an interest in the broader legal field. A highly empathetic individual with a penchant for advocating for those wronged, Vince gravitated towards clients and families coming to NRS seeking help after being injured by powerful corporations, faulty products, and commercial vehicles.
“One of my proudest moments as a young journalist was covering a devastating tornado that hit Ohio,” says Vince. “Today, I leverage that same level of empathy, compassion, attentiveness, and advocacy for my clients in courtrooms and mediation sessions. It’s all about the human beings involved in these cases. It’s all about their stories and ensuring they receive justice for how they've been wronged.”
Vince joined NRS Injury Law because NRS is committed to serving the people. Approachable, lighthearted, communicative, social, and yet driven, experienced, and highly successful in client representation, Vince embodies all the same traits that NRS does. From helping with NRS’s annual turkey giveaway at Thanksgiving to leveraging his creative talents in helping his community, Vince’s values and his people-focused perspective align perfectly with NRS’s Mission and Vision. When he's not working cases, Vince is exploring Cleveland, connecting with locals, finding opportunities to help, and always keeping an eye out for new restaurants, trivia hotspots, and good weather for hitting his favorite golf course.
To experience a truly different legal team and to speak with Vince and NRS about your case, call 855.468.4878 or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Coming from a background in journalism, Vincent D. Scebbi has always operated with the deep understanding that attorneys are storytellers for their clients, tasked with accurately portraying client experiences to show judges and juries why they should rule in the client’s favor. A practicing attorney since 2016, Vince listens to clients, keeps them apprised of their cases, and knows how to discuss the complex nuances of law with clients so they understand every step of the legal process. A highly empathetic individual with a penchant for advocating for those wronged, Vince specializes in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Approachable, lighthearted, communicative, and social, yet driven, experienced, and highly successful in client representation, Vince embodies all the traits NRS Injury Law does, which is why he quickly rose to Senior Associate Attorney with the firm.
Evan M. Schantz is an associate attorney at NRS Injury Law, focusing on workers’ compensation.
Evan graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law from the University of Akron in 2018. In 2021, he graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with his J.D. and a certificate in litigation and trial advocacy. While attending Akron Law, Evan competed with both the Trial Team and the Moot Court Honor Society. Evan currently serves as a coach on the Akron Law Trial Team.
In law school, Evan clerked for an Akron based plaintiff personal injury firm and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office.
Aside from passing the Ohio Bar Exam, Evan’s proudest accomplishment was being nominated for the 2013 Boardman High School Homecoming Court.
When not working, Evan is an avid Spider-Man collector.