Nina is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation practice group.  She has litigation experience in a broad range of areas, including toxic tort defense, employment, contract litigation, antitrust and appellate work.  She has also advised clients on the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act. 

Career highlights include:

  • Serving as National Coordinating Counsel and on the national trial team for a Fortune 200 company, handling all asbestos litigation in California and other western states
  • Representing eighteen retailers in a lawsuit before the Eastern District of New York alleging violations of the U.S. antitrust laws by Visa and MasterCard
  • Being actively involved in supporting and defending Ohio’s asbestos reform legislation, House Bill 292
  • Representing more than two dozen defendants in asbestos and benzene litigation throughout the state of Ohio.  In that capacity, she represents clients in all aspects of litigation, including trial and appeal

Nina is admitted to practice in Ohio and California.

Nina has spoken on the application of House Bill 292, Ohio’s asbestos reform legislation, and appellate law matters.

Nina received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she was named to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the California Law Review.  She received her B.A. in Russian and Soviet studies from Oberlin College and was Phi Beta Kappa.

Nina clerked for The Honorable William A. Ingram of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and The Honorable Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2024; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2024

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Antitrust Law, 2022; Litigation Antitrust, 2023

Goodwill Columbus 2019 Annual Meeting, Chair's Award, 2019

Ohio Super Lawyers, General Litigation, 2013-2015

Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Columbus Area Super Lawyers, 2014

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2010-2021

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, General Litigation, 2005

Ohio Diversity Council, one of the Most Powerful & Influential Women, 2017

Professional & Community Activities

Ohio Women's Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

National Diversity Council, Member

Goodwill Columbus, Board of Directors, 2013 to present

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Chair Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Substantive Law Group, Vice Chair, 2009-2011; Chair 2011-2013; Vice Chair 2014 to present

Defense Research Institute, Member, 2013

Dublin Arts Council, Board Member, 2007-2011

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University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1992, Order of the Coif

California Law Review, 1990-1992

Oberlin College, B.A., 1987, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable William A. Ingram, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1992-1993
  • The Honorable Susan J. Dlott, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1996
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