ATTORNEYS

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio

MARY ASBURY

Executive Director

Education:
B.A., Trinity College; J.D., Boston University School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Massachusetts, 1975 (Inactive)
Ohio, 1980

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Community and Professional Affiliation:
Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Pro Se and Indigent Representation
American Bar Association Task Force to Revise Standards for the Provision of Civil Aid
Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Board of Trustees (ex officio)
Vice President, Board of Trustees, Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation

Honors/Awards:
Ohio State Bar Association, Nettie Cronise Lutes Award 2007 
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati – Career Woman of Achievement 2001 
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber /Leadership Cincinnati USA Class XVIII 1994 – 1995

REGINA CAMPBELL

Managing Attorney, Income, Work & Health Practice Group

Education:
B.A., Purdue University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1996
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Income Work & Health 
· Medicaid, Medicare
· TANF/OWF
· Food Stamps
· Unemployment
· Social Security

Community and Professional Affiliation:
United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Financial Stability Council
Clermont County JFS Human Services Planning Committee
Cincinnati Works Legal Advisory Committee

NICK DINARDO

Managing Attorney, Housing Practice Group

Education:
B.A., University of Cincinnati; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1998
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
· Unemployment Compensation​

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Board member, Over the Rhine Community Housing; Vice President, Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association, Cincinnati Bar Association; National Low Income Housing Coalition member; COHHIO member; CALL (Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers)

KELLY MALONE

Managing Attorney, Family & Immigration Practice Group

Education:
B.A., University of Dayton; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Family/Immigration

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Cincinnati Bar Association, Committee on Regional Training Board of Trustees, Bethany House Services’ Social Services Advisory Committee

CAITLYN BYERS

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Miami University; J.D.,Boston University

Bar and Court admission:
U.S. Southern District of Ohio, 2023
U.S. Northern District of Ohio, 2023
Ohio, 2021
U.S. District Court, for the District of Massachusetts, 2019
Massachusetts, 2015

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

MATT FITZSIMMONS

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., University of Dayton; M.P.A., The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2015
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2017

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

Community and Professional Affiliations:
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association

Honors/Awards:
Ohio State Bar College, 2016
Ohio State Bar, Leadership Academy, 2017

SARAH FLOHRE

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Princeton University; J.D., UDC David A. Clark School of Law; M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health

 Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2021
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2021)
District of Columbia, 2008
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2010)

 

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Practice areas:
Children & Education
Income, Work & Health

Honors/Awards:
Olender Fellowship Earl H. Davis Scholarship for Clinical Legal Work (2006)

MOLLY T. RUSSELL

Senior Attorney; Managing Attorney of the Volunteer Lawyers Project

Education:
B.A., Ohio State University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2011
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 

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Language Proficiency:
Fluent in Spanish

Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
· Rental Housing
Income/Work/Health
· Public Benefits
· Clearing Legal Hurdles (CLH)

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Cincinnati Bar Association 
American Bar Association 
National Association of Consumer Advocates

Honors/Awards:
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow 2011-2013
Human Rights Quarterly Managing Editor 2010-2011
Arthur Russell Morgan Human Rights Fellow 2008-2011

JOHN ALTMAN

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.S., Ohio State University; J.D., University of Illinois

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2020

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Housing & Consumer

HANNAH BOGAERT

Staff Attorney, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellow

Education:
B.S., The Ohio State University; J.D., University of Cincinnati

Bar and Court admission:

Ohio, 2023

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Housing & Consumer

JOSHUA HOLTZ

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Boston College; J.D., Duke University School of Law

Bar and Court admission:

Ohio, 2023
U.S. District Court, Souther District of Ohio, 2024

 

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer
Children & Education

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association

DAVID KELLEY

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A. Northern Kentucky University, M.A. History University of Cincinnati, J.D. University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio Bar 1989
Federal Bar 1990

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Practice areas:
Family Law
Veteran’s Benefits

IVORY MCGUIRE

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Centre College; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2020

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Income, Work & Health

Phil Rich

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.S., Bowling Green State University., Summa Cum Laude; J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law., Magna Cum Laude

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2022
Southern District Court of Ohio, 2024

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer
Income, Work & Health

EMILY ROBERTS

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., International Studies, University of Iowa; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2018

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Language Proficiency:
Conversational Spanish

Practice areas:
Family/Immigration
Housing & Consumer

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Board Member, The Conscious Connect

Honors/Awards:
Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at UC Law – 2015-2018.

Michael Schmidt

Volunteer Attorney

Education:
 B.A., Xavier University-graduated summa cum laude; J.D., Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law-graduated Order of the Curia

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1981
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association
Appointed Member of CBA Ethics Committee
Volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul and Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati

Honors/Awards
Recipient of the Westwood Civic Association “Go Getter” Award

NIARA STITT

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Ohio University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2021

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Income, Work, & Health

Honors/Awards:
Dolores K. Hanna Women in Law Award, 2017
Theodore M. Berry Scholarship Award, 2021

DAVID WOVROSH

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Cum Laude, Heidelberg University; J.D., Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
U.S. Tax Court (2020)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2020)
Kentucky (2020)
Ohio (2019)

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association

Honors/Awards:
University of Cincinnati Law Review (2017-2019)
Human Rights Quarterly (2016-2019)

JOHN E. SCHRIDER, JR

Director, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC

Education:
B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University; J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
· Community housing development
· Fair housing, landlord-tenant issues
· Predatory lending practices
· Foreclosure prevention

With over 30 years of experience in a broad range of litigation and advocacy representing low income people

Community and Professional Affiliation:
CBA
Board member of local nonprofits, Family Housing Developers and Cincinnatians for Affordable Housing.
Shriver Center faculty
CORT faculty

Honors/Awards:
Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Dennis J. Murphy Award
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (Cincinnati)
Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition

LORI K. ELLIOTT

Managing Attorney, Hamilton, OH Office

Education:
B.A., University of Pittsburgh; J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Pennsylvania, 1984
Ohio, 1985
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1987

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Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
· Rental Housing
· Unemployment Compensation
Income/Work/Health
· Veterans Benefits

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Butler County Bar Association; Board Member – Supports to Encourage Low Income Families (SELF)

ELAINE FINK

Managing Attorney, Children and Education Practice Group

Education:
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., New York University School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1985 
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1986

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Language Proficiency:
Fluent in French, conversant in Spanish

Practice areas:
Children & Education
· Special Education, School Discipline
· Child Protection System
· Medical Legal Partnership
· Juvenile Justice and Education

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Mayerson Academy, Board of Trustees
CPS Special Education WorkGroup, Chair
FreestoreFoodbank, Board of Trustees (1998 – 2013)

Honors/Awards:
Denis Murphy Award/Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation – 2016
Child HeLP: National Outstanding Medical Legal Partnership – 2016
CCTST (for Child HeLP) — 2014
National Medical Legal Partnership Summit, co-keynote – 2012
Hamilton Choices Community Award, 2008
ProKids Special Friend of Children Award, 2004

STEPHANIE MOES

Managing Attorney, Consumer Law Group

Education:
B.S., summa cum laude, Xavier University; M.S.W., Ohio State University; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2003
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
Children & Education
· Special Education Law
· School Discipline Law

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Housing Opportunities Made Equal Board Member (currently serving as Board Vice President); Housing Assistance Legal Foundation, chair; Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency Board Member (currently serving as Board Secretary)

Honors/Awards:
Xavier University Service Fellow; Ohio State University Fellow; Order of the Coif University of Cincinnati School of Law; Glenn M. Weaver Fellow University of Cincinnati School of Law; Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Gwin of the Northern District of Ohio

RACHEL BARR

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Miami University; MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science; J.D., University of Michigan

Bar and Court admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2021
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Kentucky, 2019
Ohio, 2018

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Practice areas:
Children & Education
Income, Work & Health

BRIAN J. DAVIDSON

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Honors, Ohio State University; J.D., Case Western Reserve University

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2000
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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Language Proficiency:
Swahili

Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Children & Education

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Butler County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

TRACY JACKSON

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.S., SUNY Binghamton; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1995
New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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Practice areas:
Children & Education

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Butler County Bar Association

JAMIE LANDVATTER

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.S.S.W. & B.A., The Ohio State University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2010
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2015

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Language Proficiency:
Spanish

Practice areas:
Children & Education
· Guardian ad Litem
Family/Immigration

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Butler County Bar Association

JESSICA RAMOS

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Cum Laude, The Ohio State University; M.A., The Ohio State University; J.D., Cum Laude, The University of Toledo

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2009
Northern District of Ohio, 2000
U.S. Tax Court, 2014

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Language Proficiency:
Spanish

Practice areas:
Family & Immigration
Tax Law

Community and Professional Affiliation:
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Ohio Treasurer
Ohio League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Civil Rights Director (2015-2020)

Honors/Awards:
2020 Ohio AILA Pro Bono Champion
2018 – Testified before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as an expert on Unaccompanied Minors.
2018 Annual Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs – Nuestra Familia Award Recipient
June 2017 Justice in Motion – Woman Crush Wednesday Recognition
2017 Ohio LULAC Woman of the Year Recipient
2015 Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advocate of the Year
2015 Dayton LULAC Community Advocate Award Recipient

MICHAEL REISER

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., John Carroll University; J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
New York, 2017
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2019
Ohio, Certified to Practice Pending Admission, 2023

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer
Income, Work & Health

NICOLE M. STEPHENSON

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.S., Ball State University; J.D., University of Dayton School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 1998

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Practice areas:
Family/Immigration
Children & Education
· Guardian ad Litem Project

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Butler County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

ELIZABETH TULL LAUREANO

Senior Attorney

Education:
B.A., Macalester College; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2007

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Practice areas:
Housing/Consumer
Children & Education

Community and Professional Affiliation:
Board Member, Community Development Corporations of Greater Cincinnati
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Equal Justice Works
Cincinnati Bar Association

Honors/Awards:
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XVIII

Molly Bohanan

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A.,Centre College; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2022

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Practice areas:
Housing&Consumer

Low Income Tax Clinic

NANCY BRAUN

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Wilson College; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2016
Tennessee, 2010

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration

ZACHARY FRYE

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, The Ohio State University; J.D., Duke University School of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2019

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

STACY PURCELL

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., cum laude, Williams College; J.D., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2019
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2021
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2021
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2023

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Practice areas:
Housing & Consumer

Honors & Awards:
The Farabaugh Prize for high scholarship in law at Notre Dame Law School, 2019

PAUL RANDO

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., Rutgers University; J.D., University of Cincinnati College Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2023

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Practice areas:
Family & Immigration

Honors & Awards:
Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights – 2020-23.

Editor-in-Chief, University of Cincinnati Law Review – 2022-23.

RACHEL RICHARDSON

Staff Attorney

Education:
B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A. University of Cincinnati; J.D., Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Bar and Court admission:
Ohio, 2023

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Practice areas:
Children & Education
Housing & Consumer

Community and Professional Affiliations:
CASA for Clermont Kids

Honors & Awards:
UC-Blue Ash College Young Alumnus Outstanding Achievement Award – 2015