Shawn Organ is a trial lawyer who strives to be in the courtroom—thus making the formation of a litigation boutique a pinnacle of professional accomplishment. From serving as a federal law clerk for the Honorable George C. Smith to teaching trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Shawn’s passion has been trial work. To that end, Shawn, as an associate, then a partner, at Jones Day, Columbus, has defended some of the nation’s largest entities, including banks, automotive companies, retailers, and health care companies in class actions and complex commercial disputes throughout the United States. Some of Mr. Organ’s clients have included: Cardinal Health, Cummins Engine, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Bausch & Lomb, Macy’s, Elder-Beerman, LTV, Montgomery Ward, Bank of America, NationsBank, LaSalle, Lehman Brothers, Stride Rite, and MovieTickets.com.
In addition to teaching trial advocacy, Shawn also serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, volunteered for four years to coach and mentor a local inner-city mock trial team, and since 2009 has been named in Columbus C.E.O. magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers,” and has been consistently rated as a Super Lawyer in Litigation.
Kirsten Fraser is an experienced litigator focusing on business litigation. Kirsten’s work includes cases involving complex commercial litigation claims, securities, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, employment law, UCC Article 3 cases, insurance, business competition, restrictive covenants, trade libel, civil RICO claims, and general commercial litigation claims.
Selected to the 2019-2023 Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars lists, Kirsten has represented clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to small sole proprietorships to nonprofits, involving claims in the thousands of dollars to the billions of dollars. Her experience also spans various industries, including healthcare, retail, insurance, telecommunications, oil and gas, banking and financial services, and tech.
A trial lawyer at heart, Kirsten has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, from pre-dispute negotiations through discovery, dispositive motions, hearings, and resolution. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.
Connor Organ’s practice includes complex civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation, employment law, constitutional law, administrative law, and business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, and noncompete agreements. Connor also has extensive experience representing owners involved in intra-corporate disputes, including shareholder litigation and close-corporation control issues.
Connor has represented clients, who range from individuals to international corporations, in both state and federal court, and has successfully earned arbitration awards for clients as the first-chair trial lawyer. Connor has also served as special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General.
In 2022 and 2023, Columbus CEO Magazine named Connor as one of the Best Lawyers in Columbus for General Litigation, the youngest attorney on that list. Connor was also selected as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2023 and 2024.
Before joining the firm in 2020, Connor served as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and as a judicial clerk to Judge Douglas R. Cole of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division
Lindsey specializes in complex civil litigation, taking on cases involving contract disputes, business torts, product liability, employment disputes, insurance defense, estates, securities, and real estate. She has helped individuals, small businesses, and large corporate clients navigate litigation at every stage of the process, including pre-suit investigations, filing or responding to litigation, civil discovery, motion practice, hearings, mediations, trial, collections, and appeals.
With her background as a journalist, Lindsey is passionate about advocating for her clients in writing as well as in the courtroom. The skills she developed working for the Chicago Tribune and other Chicago media institutions now help her creatively and effectively problem-solve for clients in a litigation setting.
Lindsey also maintains a robust pro bono practice that focuses on constitutional and immigration law. She serves as a member of the Associate Leadership Board for the National Immigrant Justice Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring access to justice for immigrants navigating the U.S. legal system.
James believes the best legal advocacy demands a well-told story and easy command of the facts and law. His practice includes civil litigation and criminal defense. While serving as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Kimberly A. Jolson, he worked on a wide variety of complex civil disputes, involving securities, civil rights, employment, trademark, RICO claims, class actions, and multidistrict products liability litigation. His work in private practice and for the federal and Ohio public defender offices encompassed all stages of criminal defense, including trial, direct appeals, post-conviction, and federal habeas corpus.
Liberty received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a certified legal assistant. Her legal assistance experience encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, including legal research, database coordination, and file and document management.
Prior to joining Organ Law, Liberty was the business development & communications coordinator at Jones Day’s Columbus office. She has also worked in various capacities in Jones Day’s recruiting department for 15 years, first as a recruiting assistant and later as the law school recruiting coordinator.