Overview

Angela handles a broad mix of general litigation issues, with a focus on commercial disputes, business torts, products liability, and insurance. She is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation, including conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, dispositive briefing, and negotiating favorable settlements. She has handled matters as a second-chair trial attorney in several phases of trial, including voir dire questioning, expert and fact witness cross examination, and argument of key evidentiary trial motions.

While Angela was originally drawn to the practice of law because she has always enjoyed a good debate and loves research and writing, her favorite aspect of being an attorney is working closely with clients and colleagues to find creative solutions to complicated issues.

Practices

    • Represented major insurance carriers in coverage litigation, including cases with bad faith allegations.
    • Assisted to obtain positive verdict for a winery in a case pursuant to the Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act.
    • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in business tort litigation.
    • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements in several business and commercial contract disputes.
    • Secured numerous dismissals of state-law claims brought by consumers against several multinational corporations.
    • Obtained dismissals in numerous toxic tort matters as the result of dispositive briefing.
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2011
    • Miami University, B.A., cum laude, 2004

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (2011-Present)
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2011-Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3R’s Program—Mentor
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2018)
    • Recipient of the Jack Cronquist Award for outstanding service to clients in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic from Case Western Reserve University (2011)
    • Recipient of the Littler Mendelson Labor Law Award for excelling in the study of employment and labor law from Case Western Reserve University (2011)
    • Associate Editor, Law Review (2010-2011)
    • National Finalist, ABA Moot Court Team (2011)
    • "Brewer's Beware: When It Comes to Claims of False Advertising, Cola's May Not Be Safe Harbors," Frantz Ward Client Alert (October 2016)
    •  “Ohio Supreme Court  Confirms Scope of Spoliation Claim,” Frantz Ward Litigation News Item (May 2018)
    • “Civil Liability For Criminal Acts: Unravelling the Mystery of R.C. 2307.60,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (February 2015)
    • “Professionalism in Depositions,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (November 2014)