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.
Erik Clark is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on business litigation. Erik’s work includes cases involving government regulatory enforcement actions, school finance, open meetings, public records law, regulation of managed care organizations, antitrust matters, multi-million-dollar contracts, insurance disputes, and executive employment/non-competition lawsuits.
Selected to the 2017-2021 Ohio Super Lawyers lists and the 2015-2016 Ohio Rising Stars lists, Erik has represented clients including Uber, ProMedica, CVS, Cedar Fair, Urban Active, Trillium Farm Holdings, the Ohio State University, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the Columbus City School Board.
Erik has significant personal experience in all stages of the civil litigation process, including e-discovery, depositions, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, class certification, dispositive motions, trials, expert witnesses, and appeals. He also has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.
Ashley represents clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters involving employment law, constitutional law, commercial litigation, and contract disputes. She extends her passion for litigation by maintaining an active pro bono practice.
Ashley showcases her talent for litigation in the courtroom where she has argued before the Tenth District Court of Appeals on several occasions and obtained favorable jury verdicts for her clients at trial. Most recently, she helped recover a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in favor of her client—a former bank officer who filed suit against his employer for breach of contract.
Her experience conducting depositions, drafting winning motions, and negotiating favorable settlements on behalf of clients across the county has garnered the attention of her peers, lending her name to the 2021-2023 Super Lawyers lists of Rising Stars.
Ashley graduated magna cum laude from The University of Dayton in 2013. She received her juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2017. In her free time, Ashley provides career mentorship to young students who aspire to practice law.
- State of Ohio
- Southern District of Ohio
- Northern District of Ohio
- Supreme Court of the United States
Connor Organ’s practice includes a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, employment law, constitutional law, administrative law, and contract disputes. Connor also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on general corporate issues, unfair trade practices, and Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act.
Before joining the firm, 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.
Connor received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University. While in law school, Connor was a judicial extern to Justice R. Patrick DeWine of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Connor was also a law clerk at an international firm and worked as a research assistant for Professor Michael E. Solimine, focusing on procedural issues related to federal three-judge district courts that preside over election law disputes.
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 2019-2021 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.
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.