November 8, 2021 / Press Release

Four new associates welcomed to Porter Wright throughout Ohio

Porter Wright is proud to announce that four of its law clerks have passed the bar exam in Ohio and were sworn into the practice of law. They join the firm as new associate attorneys.

Margo Brandenburg is a new member of the firm’s Cincinnati office and will focus her practice on litigation matters. During law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Margo served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Matthew W. McFarland of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Before earning her J.D., Margo earned a B.S., magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Grace Karabinus earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University. Before joining Porter Wright’s Columbus office in the Litigation Department, Grace served as judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Chip Frensley for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and as an extern with the chief counsel for International Commerce in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Nicholas Ortiz was a paralegal with the U.S. Air Force for nearly a decade before earning his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He joins Porter Wright’s Columbus office in the Corporate Department. Prior to his time with the Air Force, Nick earned degrees at Ohio University in economics and political science.

Sandy Shaba joins the firm’s Litigation Department in Columbus. Sandy earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was also the staff editor for the Ohio State Law Journal. She earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan. Sandy is fluent in Arabic and Chaldean, and also speaks conversational Spanish.