January 4, 2021 / Press Release

Porter Wright welcomes 13 new associates

Porter Wright today welcomed 13 associates across five of its offices. The following lawyers represent Porter Wright’s most diverse class of associates in firm history.

Ohio

C. Blake Crow joined the Corporate Department in the Columbus office after earning his J.D. at Capital University Law School. He earned a B.S.B.A. in accounting and business pre-law from Ohio University’s College of Business.

Jamie T. Hay, a veteran of the U.S. Army, joined the Litigation Department in the Columbus office. Jamie earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.A. in criminal justice, cum laude, from Michigan State University.

Spencer C. Meador joined Columbus’s Litigation Department. She earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Olivet Nazarene University. The degrees in political science and psychology were achieved summa cum laude.

Sahir Rama is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department in Cincinnati. Sahir earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and a B.S. in science and mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Kevin L. Scott joined the firm’s Corporate Department in Columbus. He earned a J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and a B.A. in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University. Kevin earned an Associate of Arts degree from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, is fluent in Modern Standard Arabic and is conversational in many dialects. He has conversational fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

Taéylor M. Stanley joined the Columbus Corporate Department. Taéylor earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. in political science and American government, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Abigail M. Thederahn is a new member of the Labor and Employment Department in Columbus. She earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. in political science from Hanover College.

Chelsea R. Weaver joined the firm’s Cincinnati office in the Litigation Department. Chelsea earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. She earned her B.A. in English, cum laude, also from Ohio State.

Lindsey M. Woods earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and her B.A. in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She joined Porter Wright’s Litigation Department in Columbus.

Emma M. Walton is a new member of the Corporate Department in the firm’s Dayton office. Emma earned her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and her B.A. in international studies and Spanish, magna cum laude, from Wright State University. Emma is fluent in Spanish and has basic fluency in Mandarin Chinese and German.

These attorneys were sworn into the practice of law in a virtual ceremony on Dec. 14, 2020.

Illinois

Alexander G. Haddad joined the firm’s Litigation Department in its Chicago office. Alex earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from Denison University.

Alex was admitted to the Ohio bar in December and his application for admission to the Illinois bar is pending.

Pennsylvania

Kathryn M. Flynn joined the firm’s Corporate Department. She earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and her B.S.B.A. in finance, summa cum laude, from Slippery Rock University.

Carrie R. Garrison also earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. She attended Duquesne for her two undergraduate degrees; a Bachelor of Music in violin performance and Bachelor of Arts in multiplatform journalism. Carrie joined the firm’s Litigation Department.

These attorneys were admitted to the Pennsylvania bar after passing the bar exam in Oct. 2020.