Polly is experienced in representing federal and state chartered banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions and businesses in commercial transactions, litigation and product compliance analysis. She has successfully represented lenders in commercial loan documentation, workouts, collections, real estate foreclosures, receiverships, bankruptcies and prejudgment attachments, as well as in lender liability, lending discrimination, contract and commercial paper actions. Polly has represented federal and state financial institution regulators in compliance actions, and health care providers in workout situations. She also works with public and private companies in customer disputes and unclaimed funds issues.

Polly is named in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. She currently serves as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Banking, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Committee.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1985)
  • Miami University  (B.A., 1982)

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Secretary; Trustee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee, Chair; Legislative Screening Committee, Chair
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy


  • Godman Guild Association, Secretary, Executive Committee
  • Olentangy Shanahan Middle School, Parent Teacher Organization
  • Columbus Komen Race for the Cure, Team Captain
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Cabinet
  • Capital Club, Ambassador’s Council and Fitness Advisory Council, Chair