Mrs. Blandford is a partner who practices in the areas of insurance law, employment law, products liability, commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate and homeowners disputes, employer intentional tort, personal injury and general tort and contract litigation.

Mrs. Blandford is experienced at analyzing insurance coverage issues involving CGL policies, homeowners policies, auto policies, umbrella policies, disability insurance, professional liability insurance and other insurance policies, through coverage opinions and declaratory judgment litigation.  This insurance litigation includes experience defending bad faith claims, and has resulted in several appellate decisions interpreting policy provisions. Mrs. Blandford has also been qualified as an expert witness regarding insurance coverage issues, and testified at trial. 

Mrs. Blandford counsels clients with regard to employment issues, and has defended discrimination claims at the OCRC, EEOC and trial and appellate court levels, as well as trade secret, unfair competition, non-compete and other employment litigation. She has defended manufacturers of products such as escalators and elevators against product liability claims. She also assists clients with commercial litigation, Board of Revision hearings, and contract litigation.

Mrs. Blandford is a native Cincinnatian, married with four children. In addition to spending many hours cheering on her children, she also enjoys playing indoor soccer year round.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers
  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Rising Star Super Lawyers

Community Involvement

Publications

  • Insurance Law 2011: New and Evolved Types of Insurance Policies; Causes of Action

  • The Mechanics of Ohio Civil Procedure: The Purpose, Procedure and Strategy of Discovery; Motions, Notices and Hearings

  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Ohio: Gain a New Perspective of Pre-Trial Practice; Consider the Ethical Consequence: It’s Legal, But Is it Right?

  • Advanced Discovery and Evidence: Scope and Limitations of Discovery; Discovery Best Practice

  • Employment Law from A to Z in Ohio: Overview & Recent Changes to the Employment Law Alphabet Soup

  • Decisions

  • Soper v. Infusion Partners, Inc.

    2009 US Dist. Lexis 6203 (S.D. Ohio 2009)

  • Gibson v. Precision Strip

    2008-Ohio-4958 (2008 Ohio 12th App.)

  • Estate of Louise Schaefer Wilshire v. United States of America

    2008 U.S. Dist Lexis 91920 (S.D. Ohio 2008)

  • Florists Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ludy Greenhouse Mfg. Corp.

    521 F Supp 2d 661 (S.D. Ohio 2007)

  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Thompson & Ward Leasing Co., Inc.

    2005-Ohio-6761 (2005 Ohio 10th App.)

  • Wright v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

    159 Ohio App. 3d 154 (2004 Ohio 2nd App)

  • Cincinnati Ins. v. Thompson & Ward Leasing Co., Inc.

    158 Ohio App 3d 369 (2004 Ohio 10th App.)

  • Bogan v. Johnson

    2004-Ohio-422 (2004 Ohio 12th App)

  • Cross v. Cincinnati Ins.

    2004-Ohio-328 (2004 Ohio 4th App)

  • Neville v. City of Wyoming

    2002-Ohio-4936 (2002 Ohio 1st App)

  • Lantham v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

    2002-Ohio-6798 (2002 Ohio 4th App)

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