I am licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Ohio, including the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Court and Academia
Ohio Court of Appeals, 10th District, Columbus (1995–1997):
Judicial Clerk to Judge Cynthia Lazarus
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Adjunct Legal
Writing Instructor (2003, 2004, 2008)
Giorgianni Law LLC, Columbus (since 2008)
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Columbus (2006–2008)
Thompson Hine, LLP, Columbus (1997–2005)
My ten years at Thompson Hine and Buckingham were devoted to civil litigation.
I first-chaired trials, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution
proceedings; supervised and trained junior attorneys and paralegals;
evaluated claims; advised in-house counsel; developed litigation
and business-solution strategies; negotiated settlements; negotiated
and drafted contracts; and researched and drafted legal briefs.
My cases included commercial, contract, construction, probate,
insurance coverage, real estate, and consumer disputes.
J.D. 1995, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Ohio
State Law Journal Managing Editor; Topper Award for contribution
to the moot court program
M.B.A. (Finance) 1989, Indiana University
B.A. Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books) 1987, University
of Notre Dame
Ohio State Bar Association: Council of Delegates (2016-present); Amicus Committee (2019-present)
Supreme Court of Ohio Rules of Practice Task Force (2023)
Counsel to the Civil Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure (2023-24)
The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court: Executive Committee (1995-2003, 2016-2020); Member (1994-2003, 2008-2020)
Ohio Association for Justice: Member; Amicus Curiae Award (2011)
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Member
Tort Law Journal of Ohio (Thomson/West): Central Ohio
Regional Editor (2006-2008)
Columbus Bar Association: Judiciary Committee (2002-2003); Chair
of Appellate Courts Committee (1997-1999); Reporter for the Jury
Management Task Force (1999); Coordinator of the Bedrock Continuing
Legal Education Series (1997)
Guide to the Courts of Central Ohio (Columbus Bar Assn.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Inc.: Board of Directors (2012-2018); Board Vice-Chair (2015-2017)
Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, Inc.: Board of Directors (from 2004 to the creation of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio in 2012); Board Chair (2007-2008); Treasurer (2011-2012)
Columbus Bar Foundation: Trustee (2005-2013); Fellow
Ohio State Bar Foundation: Life Fellow