Kayla's practice is focused on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of professional liability for healthcare providers and institutions. Kayla joined RCO Law as a summer associate in 2015. Since joining the firm as an associate following graduation in 2016, she has successfully litigated and resolved matters for clients in a variety of contexts. Her experience includes jury trials, bench trials, summary judgment practice, and mediations, among many other components of litigation. She has also successfully briefed and argued cases in front of the Sixth District Court of Appeals.
During her time at The University of Toledo College of Law, Kayla was elected Managing Editor of the Law Review, and her article, Living in a Cyber Petri Dish: Human Subject Research Regulations and Why Facebook Should Follow Them, 47 U. TOL. L REV. 195 (Fall 2015). Kayla also spearheaded a writing tutor program in conjunction with the University's writing center. Through this program, she assisted law students with drafting major writing assignments, including first-year students' memos and appellate briefs, Law Review student articles, and upper level students' independent research projects. She also worked as a teaching assistant for several classes, including courses such as legal research and writing, and healthcare fraud litigation. Outside of the classroom, she interned and worked alongside judges and clerks at the Sixth District Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, through which she gained valuable insight about the judicial process.
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016;
Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., majored in politics & government, cum laude, 2013;
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Defense Research Institute
Toledo Junior Bar Association, Executive Committee
American Bar Association
Toledo Women's Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association, Chair of Young Lawyers CommitteeMember of Doctors & Lawyers Committee, Professionalism Committee
Lucas County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
As a Toledo native, I am enjoying practicing law and exploring the opportunities to give back to the community I call home. When I'm not exercising restraint in attempts to adopt all cats from the shelter where I volunteer, I am working out at my gym's group sessions, or cycling around town. Otherwise, you can often find me checking out the local food scene, or sipping coffee at one of the many spots in town, or engulfed in watching true crime and home renovation television programs.