Overview

Tracey focuses her practice on commercial and employment litigation matters and serves as the chair of Porter Wright’s Product Liability Practice. She has represented corporations and individuals in cases involving contracts, covenants not to compete, trade secret, intellectual property and product liability claims. In the area of employment litigation, she has represented clients in cases alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation and FMLA violations. Tracey has significant experience litigating and resolving complex discovery issues and has successfully tried commercial disputes and employment cases before juries in both state and federal courts.

Tracey has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® and in Crain’s Cleveland “Forty Under 40.” She has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Commercial Litigation.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1996)
  • Hamilton College  (B.A., with honors, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Section, past Chair, Justice for All Committee, past Chair
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Steering Committee, Electronic Discovery Steering Committee, Commercial Litigation Steering Committee, past Chair, Pretrial Practice SLG, Commercial Litigation Committee, Vice Chair, 2017-present, Women in Law Steering Committee
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Eleventh District Trustee
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, Top 25 Women in Cleveland, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Making a Difference, Honoree, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2005-2007, 2009

Community

  • Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2014
  • Towards Employment, Board Member, 2012-present; HR Committee, Chair, 2017-present
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Northeast Ohio, Board Member, 2008-2012
  • Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2006
  • National Conference for Community and Justice, Lead Diversity Class of 2005
  • Cleveland Marshall School of Law, Discovery and Motion Practice, Adjunct Faculty, Spring 2001