Overview

Caroline practices in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, class action defense (she co-chairs the firm’s Class Action Practice Group) and drone law. She currently teaches at Sinclair Community College on the topic of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Standards, Regulations and Law, and is pursuing an associate’s degree in Sinclair’s UAS program. Caroline is a 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 and Ohio Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation. 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

  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation
  • 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, Board Member
  • The Entrepreneurs Center, Board Member
  • Oasis House, Board Member
  • Leadership Dayton