Overview

Acacia has devoted her legal career to representing health care professionals and institutions and is proud to do so. She has extensive experience in complex medical malpractice and long-term care matters. She has successfully represented physicians, nurses, hospitals, and long-term care facilities in state and federal courts throughout Ohio. Acacia believes in the scouring of every word in the medical records and a thorough review of the medical literature, because it allows the defense to bring the fight to the opposing party. 

When not in the courtroom, Acacia also brings her legal expertise to small business owners, including craft breweries, in protecting their intellectual property, negotiating distribution agreements, and navigating the Ohio liquor control laws. She has assisted multiple clients negotiate multi-million-dollar transactions.  

Acacia is a shareholder in Reminger’s Columbus office, and has litigated cases in state and federal court throughout Ohio. She has experience handling all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, trial preparation and trial. 

Acacia graduated with distinction from Ohio Northern University’s law school, and served as the Law Review Symposium Editor from 2010-2011. During law school, Acacia clerked for an insurance defense law firm and worked as a judicial extern for the Southern District of Ohio for the honorable Gregory L. Frost and also as a judicial extern for the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals for the honorable Richard Rogers. 

Aside from her legal practice, Acacia serves as Co-Chair of Reminger's Women's Leadership Council, and is active in the legal community as a member of the Columbus Bar Association, and Ohio Women's Bar Association. Additionally, she is on the board of directors of Ohio’s first certified B-Corp. brewery, Commonhouse Ales. Acacia is originally from Pataskala, Ohio, where her family operates a large horse farm. Acacia continues to participate in the equine industry as an active rider with the United States Equestrian Federation.  

Representative Experience

Obtained affirmation of summary judgment from 10th district Court of appeals in defense of $1M breach of contract claim levied against estate and trust by former business associate. 

Obtained jury trial, defense verdict on behalf of OB/GYM in case alleging permanent brachial plexus injury due to shoulder dystocia. 

Obtained jury trial, defense verdict on behalf of internal medicine/attending physician in wrongful death case of a 33-year-old from pulmonary embolus. 

Obtained jury trial, defense verdict on behalf of neuroradiologist alleging failure to recognize indications of spinal epidural abscess on MRI. 

Negotiated $7.5M distribution rights agreement for prominent beer distributor client with major manufacturer 

Negotiated $6.8M distribution rights transfer agreement for prominent beer distributor client with major national distributor.  

Obtained and maintain federal trademark protection with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for various small business owners, including craft breweries, clothing companies, and ballistic target practice  companies. 

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Community & Professional

Professional Organizations:

Columbus Bar Association

Ohio Women's Bar Association

Community Involvement:

United States Equestrian Federation
-Member and Active Rider

4word Columbus, a 501(c)(3) faith based organization for professional women
-Former Co-Chair 

My Sister's Place, a 501(c)(3) created to provide safe and sober housing for women in transition
-Former Member of Board of Directors

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Sharing our Experience: How Women's Initiatives Can Impact Your Legal Practice Setting
    Columbus, OH, Jun 15, 2018
  • Top 15 Legal Pitfalls for Breweries in Trademarks, Secrets and Non-Competes
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 25, 2017
  • Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Non Competes
    Ohio Craft Brewers’ Association’s Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, Jun 7, 2016
  • Ohio Landlord Tenant Law, ADA and Fair Housing Act – Fundamentals for Property Managers
    Showe Management Corp., Worthington, OH, Mar 10, 2016
  • Navigating Trademark Law
    Ohio Craft Brews Association Annual Meeting, Dayton, OH, Feb 3, 2016
  • The Employer and Employee Estate Planning Benefits
    Budenheim USA, Inc., Columbus, OH, Oct 28, 2015

Insights

Publications

Education

J.D., Ohio Northern University, Graduation with Distinction, 2011
-Symposium Editor, Ohio Northern Law Review, 2010-2011 

B.A., English, University of North Florida, Summa Cum Laude, 2007

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2012
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