Overview

Caroline practices in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defense, ERISA litigation, telecommunications law and drone law. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (drones and driverless vehicles) Practice Group. She currently teaches at Sinclair Community College on the topic of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) law, and is pursuing an associate’s degree in Sinclair’s UAS program.

Caroline is a graduate of Yale Law School and former law clerk for the Honorable Walter Herbert Rice, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Commercial Litigation. Caroline has also been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation, including its Top 25 Women in Cincinnati in 2020. She has served on several non-profit boards, was recognized by Advocates for Basic Legal Equality/Legal Aid of Western Ohio for her pro bono work in the area of voting rights, and is a Fellow of the Dayton Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation.

Education

  • Yale Law School  (J.D., 1995)
  • Kalamazoo College  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Dayton Bar Association, Board Member and Secretary, 2019-2021
  • Dayton Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, “Top 25 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers,” 2020
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc., Lloyd O’Hara Public Interest Law Award, 2011
  • Dayton Business Journal, Forty Under 40
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Community

  • Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board Member
  • Academic Decathlon of Ohio, Inc., Board Member and Treasurer
  • Leadership Dayton