Kara H. Herrnstein

Kara Herrnstein practices in the areas of insurance, financial products, oil and gas, and false claims. She has represented clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level, including the defense of national insurance carriers in response to insurance and financial products lawsuits in state and federal courts across the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Kara served as a law clerk to the Hon. Alan E. Norris on the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and as a staff attorney at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Michael H. Watson on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Professional & Community Activities

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Unlicensed Landmen and Ethical Issues," Ohio State Bar Association's 2018 Oil and Gas Update, November 2018
  • Speaker, "FERC Pipeline Update," Bricker & Eckler LLP's Energy Exchange: A Statehouse Update, October 19, 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), 2018


  • The Ohio State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011), Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Michael E. Moritz Leadership Award and Leadership Scholarship
  • University of Akron (B.A., summa cum laude, 2008)