Kari is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate group.  Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of financial institutions, debtors and committees in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings and in commercial transactions and litigation including collections, creditors rights, receiverships, foreclosures, reorganizations, restructurings and workouts.  Kari served as a Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern District of Ohio since 2017.

Career highlights include:

  • Successfully obtained a multimillion dollar judgment on behalf of the Chapter 7 Trustee of AmeriSciences, L.P. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Kari is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Kari received her J.D. summa cum laude from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.  She received her B.A. cum laude from Cleveland State University.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2019-2024; Commercial Litigation, 2018-2024

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy, 2019-2022

Professional & Community Activities

Northern District of Ohio, Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee, 2017 to present

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Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, summa cum laude, J.D., 2006

Cleveland State Law Review, Managing Editor, 2005-2006; Outstanding Note Award, 2005

Cleveland State University, B.A., cum laude, 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Arthur I. Harris, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2006-2008
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