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Overview

A partner in the Litigation Department, Darcy has experience in all aspects of civil litigation from initial case assessment through settlement, trial and appeals. Darcy utilizes a comprehensive outlook and practical approach to obtaining client goals, with an eye toward business-minded solutions.

She often works with full-service and interdisciplinary teams in both state and federal court, and has significant experience working with all software platforms supporting current e-discovery requirements under both state and federal rules of civil procedure.

Darcy specializes in complex commercial litigation and in tort actions, with a focus on product liability. She has represented manufacturers and suppliers of numerous products, including recreational vehicles, drugs and medical devices, heavy machinery, supplements, component parts, and a variety of household products. She has also represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes involving creditor’s rights, probate issues, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and breach of contract.

Darcy believes in advancing justice for all and frequently brings her skills as a litigator to assist in pro bono matters. She has represented a number of clients in pro bono housing and commercial disputes and served as court-appointed counsel representing an inmate in a federal civil rights action against corrections officers. She also serves as Co-Chair of Porter Wright’s Litigation Training Program.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School  (J.D., 2010)
  • Princeton University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Class of 2019-2020
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 2019

Community

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, 2011
  • Porter Wright Light The Night Co-Chair, 2012-2013
  • Volunteer, YWCA Family Shelter
  • Princeton Club of Central Ohio, Alumni Interviewer