University of Michigan Law School
The Ohio State University
Hon. Jack Zouhary
State of Ohio
6th Circuit Ct. of Appeals
Southern District of Ohio
Northern District of Ohio
Carrie Lymanstall joined Organ Cole in 2015 after serving as the senior law clerk to the Honorable Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Carrie has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, identifying and preparing expert witnesses, drafting pleadings, discovery motions, dispositive motions, and appellate briefs. She also has experience with federal criminal prosecutions and habeas matters.
Before clerking, Carrie spent several years as a litigator at the Columbus office of Jones Day, an international law firm. At Jones Day, Carrie focused her practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Her civil litigation experience includes defending clients against product liability claims, dealership disputes, contract disputes, trade secret litigation, and eminent domain actions. She also served on national trial teams for a tobacco company. Her pro bono practice included prevailing on a habeas appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, enabling her client, who was serving a life sentence, to obtain a hearing that the lower court wrongfully denied him.
Carrie graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as an Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review and participated in the Law School’s criminal appellate clinic. Prior to attending law school, Carrie was a legislative aide to State Representative Kevin DeWine in the Ohio House of Representatives. Carrie grew up in Ohio and attended the Ohio State University where she graduated from the Honors Program and served as campus editor of the student newspaper, The Lantern.