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Biography

Maureen is a trial lawyer who concentrates her practice on the diverse litigation needs of businesses and individuals.  Maureen’s practice includes national product liability counseling and litigation in a variety of industry sectors, ranging from consumer products to construction and agricultural equipment manufacturers; prosecution and defense of contract disputes, business torts and unfair competition claims; estate litigation; and personal injury and premises liability litigation.

Maureen’s experience includes the following:

  • Represented Fortune 500 Company as first chair in arbitration in $30 million CERCLA remediation action.
  • Secured a defense verdict for an international manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment in a product liability fire case in South Dakota federal court.
  • Help lead a regional team as national fire counsel for a manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, appearing in state and federal courts across the country.
  • Represent manufacturer of durable medical equipment as lead product liability counsel throughout the State of Ohio.
  • Serve on a team as national coordinating counsel for a concession equipment and accessories manufacturer in diacetyl litigation.
  • Served on a team as international product liability counsel for a consumer goods manufacturer.
  • Obtained dismissal of a Fortune 100 company in a wrongful death action for failure to assert valid intentional tort claims as required under Ohio’s workers’ compensation statutes.
  • Successfully represented members of a family-owned business in breach of fiduciary duty litigation.
  • Secured a preliminary injunction in favor of IT company for a former employees’ breach of a non-competition agreement.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of a trust dispute in the middle of a bench trial.

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Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude
University of Cincinnati Law Review Notes and Comments, Chair, 2008-2009 Associate Member, 2007-2008
Student Bar Association Class Representative Community Service Committee, Chair
Corporate Law Fellow
Negotiations, Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate School

Capital University, B.A., 2006, magna cum laude
Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
Chi Sigma Alpha, National Athletic Honor Society

Clerkship

Maureen served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Judicial Externship, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Chief Judge Sandra Beckwith, Aug.-Dec. 2008

Bar Membership

Maureen is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2009

Kentucky, 2012

Courts

Maureen is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2010

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2012

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2012

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40, 2017

2014-2020 Ohio Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®

C-Change, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 2014

YWCA Rising Star, 2010

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, 2009

Cincinnati Bar Association, 2009

Kentucky Bar Association, 2012

Federal Bar Association

Defense Research Institute
Product Liability Committee, Steering Committee Member, 2014-present
Young Lawyers Committee, Steering Committee Member, 2012 – 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Associate Board Member, 2015 – Present

Cincinnati Kiwanis, President 2011-2012, Board Member, 2009 – 2014

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Opening Day Parade Float Committee 2014

Cincinnati Ballet, Young Patron 2014

Mercy Young Leaders, Friday Night Lights Committee 2010 – 2013

Social Committee, Cincinnati Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section 2009 – 2012

All Saints Catholic Parish Softball Coach 2009 – 2010

St. Ursula Academy Mock Trial Coach 2009 – 2011

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Vox Futura Board Member, 2019-present

May We Help, Board of Directors, 2017-present

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Associate Board Member, 2015-present

United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Emerging Leaders

ArtsWave, Young Professionals