As an experienced civil litigator and criminal defense attorney, Rasheeda has been litigating and trying cases for over sixteen years. A versatile trial lawyer with extensive experience representing large corporations, foreign companies, universities and government entities, but she is most recognized for her powerful advocacy on behalf of individuals charged with professional misconduct, white-collar crimes, or violent felonies in both federal and state courts.
Rasheeda is an attorney who can quickly grasp complex factual and legal issues and apply sound judgment in creating value for her clients. She provides aggressive representation to individuals and companies, whether they are looking to enforce their legal rights against others or find themselves as defendants or respondents in a criminal case, administrative proceeding, or piece of litigation.
As a former assistant federal public defender, Rasheeda represented hundreds of clients charged with federal felonies including healthcare fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, embezzlement, data theft, computer sex crimes, immigration offenses, and drug and firearm offenses. While successfully managing a heavy caseload, Rasheeda handled matters in all stages of litigation from inception through jury trial and sentencing. She routinely and successfully argued complex legal issues regarding bond, evidentiary issues, sentencing enhancements, restitution and post-conviction matters.
Rasheeda was recruited out of law school by one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in Central Ohio. For over twelve years, she worked tirelessly to competently represent sophisticated and demanding clients in complex, high profile legal matters with the quality, precision and attention to detail that one would expect from a large law firm.
Rasheeda’s broad-based litigation experience includes: jury trials; bench trials; temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings; summary jury trials; administrative trials; student conduct hearings, attorney disciplinary hearings, attorney admission hearings; appellate practice before the Ohio Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; representation of clients in connection with criminal grand jury proceedings, Ohio Attorney General antitrust investigations, U.S. Department of Justice and Inspector General investigations; and practice before local governmental boards and agencies.