Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2017

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2017



Phone: (614) 221-1342
Fax: (614) 228-0253

Areas of Practice

Appeals, Criminal and Civil: Experience in 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th District Courts of Appeals. Within her first year of practicing, Ms. Cline filed a jurisdictional appeal and certified conflict to the Ohio Supreme Court that was accepted. Ms. Cline argued that case to the Ohio Supreme Court in 2019.  Experience in capital (death penalty) appeals. 

Criminal Defense: Assault and Homicide Offenses, White Collar, OVI/DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Firearm Offenses, Computer Crimes, Sex Offenses, Traffic Offenses, Felonies & Misdemeanors

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: Auto Accidents, Negligence, Medical Negligence/Malpractice


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)

  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • Chief Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal (2016-2017)
  • Staff Editor, Ohio State Law Journal (2015-2016)
  • Executive Justice of Media and Outreach, Moritz Moot Court Governing Board (2015-2017)
  • CALI Award in Excellence for Mediation Clinic (Fall 2015)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2011)

  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations & Advertising Curriculum)
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Lambda Chapter

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court (2018-present)
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, member (2018-present)
  • Ohio Association for Justice, member (2018-present)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys,member (2018-present)
    • Co-Chair of Publications Committee for the Vindicator magazine (Spring/Summer 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019 Editions).
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, member (2018-present)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member (2017-present)
  • Columbus Bar Association, member (2017-present)
  • American Bar Association, member (2017-present)

Honors + Awards

Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars List: 2020, 2021, 2022

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: 2021, 2022, 2023 (in fields of Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Criminal Defense: White Collar in the Columbus region).

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40: 2021, 2022

First Prize, Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution: 2018

Publications + Presentations


  • Presentations:
    • OACDL Toolbox Seminar (CLE Presenter): The New Rules of Self-Defense: Putting the Prosecutor on the Defense. (Sept. 13, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio)


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