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Shana Ortiz See
Shana Ortiz See came to Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP in 2003. Shana is National Counsel for a major manufacturer, through which she defends products liability cases pending throughout the United States. The cases involve not only torts, but warranty, indemnification, and state consumer sales practice act claims. Most of the cases pertain to product and/or structural fires. Shana's responsibilities involve coordinating local counsel throughout the country participating in product inspections and scene investigations, interfacing with the client (including in-house lawyers and engineers), preparing all pleadings, conducting and defending expert and lay witness depositions, and, ultimately, trial. Shana has conducted both bench and jury trials throughout Ohio, as well as in other states.
In addition to products liability and tax cases, Shana also has experience in defending consumer lending, Truth In Lending Act, and Home Ownership & Equity Act claims, as well as state and local taxation matters.
Currently, Shana is an active member of the Columbus Bar Association. Shana and her husband have three young daughters. Shana is proficient/fluent in Spanish, and proficient in French.
Education and Honors:
Kenyon College (B.A., with highest honors, 1998)
Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Northwestern University (LL.M., Taxation, 2003)
State of Illinois, 2002
State of Ohio, 2004
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2006
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2006
United States Tax Court, 2009