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Kathleen M. Trafford is a Partner at the Law Firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and serves as Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group.

Based in Columbus, she concentrates her practice in the area of governmental and regulatory litigation and constitutional law. She represents private parties in disputes with governmental agencies and also serves as special counsel to a number of state and local government agencies. She handles cases involving constitutional challenges to state and local laws or orders, First Amendment claims, rate making and price discrimination, licensing disputes, trademarks, professional ethics, public records, injunctions, and special writs in the Ohio Supreme Court. She is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

She has practiced law in Ohio for thirty-two years and has been privileged throughout her career to have handled more than a dozen cases involving significant Ohio constitutional issues.

Prior to joining the firm in 1988, she was Deputy Chief Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. She is a past President of the Columbus Bar Association, and served as Co-Chair of the American Constitutional Society Columbus Lawyer's Chapter.

She graduated cum laude from Capital University Law School and also holds a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University.



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