Holly Cline

The Tyack Law Firm Co., LPA
536 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense: White Collar, OVI/DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Firearm Offenses, Computer Crimes, Sex Offenses, Traffic Offenses, Felonies & Misdemeanors

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.  

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: Auto Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Slips and Falls, Premises Liability, Dog Bites, Medical Negligence/Malpractice

General Civil Litigation: Civil fraud and contract disputes

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
Ohio Super LawyersRising Stars: 2020, 2021
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense: General Practice, and Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2021.
First Prize, Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution: 2018

Publications + Presentations
* Publications:
    * Genetic Testing and the Fourth Amendment, Legal Connections: Columbus Bar Association (May 24, 2019)
    * House Bill 228: Reallocating the Burden of Proof to the State in Self-Defense Cases & Retroactive Application, Vindicator: OACDL (Spring 2019)
    * Noteworthy Criminal Law Decisions, Vindicator: OACDL (Spring 2019)
* Presentations:
    * OACDL Toolbox Seminar (CLE Presenter): The New Rules of Self-Defense: Putting the Prosecutor on the Defense. (Sept. 13, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio)