Overview

A trial attorney for more than four decades, Candi has substantial experience in the areas of product liability, legal malpractice, and complex commercial cases. She has significant jury and bench trial experience and has worked extensively at the appellate level in both state and federal courts.

Candi is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as a past president of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. She has also served as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She has been recognized among the top ten attorneys in Ohio and the top five attorneys in Cincinnati by Ohio Super Lawyers®. In 2012, 2017 and 2021, Candi was named as Best Lawyers® Cincinnati, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1978)
  • Miami University  (B.S., cum laude, 1973)

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Board of Professional Conduct
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Past President
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Past Chair
  • Federal Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Cincinnati, Ohio Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” 2012, 2017, 2021
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, John P. Kiely Professionalism Award, 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, “Top 5 Cincinnati Super Lawyers,” “Top 10 Ohio Super Lawyers,” “Top 25 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers,” “Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers,” “Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers,” “Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers”
  • University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2015
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Distinguished Contributions to the Community Award, 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism, 2007
  • Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Award, 2003-2004

Community

  • Cincinnati Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2013-2019
  • Melanoma Know More, Board Member
  • Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Member, Personnel Committee and past Board Member
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Women in Law, Steering Committee
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Board of Visitors, past member
  • Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation, Board Member, 2010-2020