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Sharlene Ingrid Chance

Sharlene Ingrid Chance

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Medical Malpractice, Intellectual Property

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About Me

Defended a former COO in the largest criminal private securities fraud litigation defending on charges of conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.  Currently defending in parallel multi-district civil suit, to include The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), where the SEC has sought a civil injunction on allegations of a scheme to defraud investors out of $2.6 billion.


Successfully defended a general surgeon in a medical malpractice lawsuit, in which a jury, after 1 hour and 21 minutes returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the doctor. Affirmed on appeal, Iglodi v. Tolentino, et al., 2007-Ohio-1982.


Affirmed by the Tenth District Court of Appeals on the trial court granting summary judgment against an attorney for malpractice. Goldberg v. Mittman, 2007-Ohio-6599, appeal not accepted for review by Ohio Supreme Court 2008-0195.


Successfully represented a defendant in federal court on the charge of knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. White Collar Crime: 60%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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Contact Info

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

BWC, 30 W. Spring St
Columbus, OH, 43215-2256



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2009 Ohio Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigation AssociateColumbus, Ohio private law firm2005 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women Lawyers of Franklin CountyMember2008 - Present
ABA Ohio Regional White Collar Crime SubcommitteeMember2008 - Present
ABA Ohio Young Lawyers Regional SubcommitteeCo-Chair2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
John Mercer Langston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
DRIMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, White Collar CrimeMember2007 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Federal Court CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
Capital University Law School Alumni Board of DirectorsMember2006 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Minorities in the Law CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
Capital University Law School African American Law Alumni AssociationMember2002 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Iglodi v. Tolentino, et al.Unanimous defense verdict
Goldberg v. MittmanAffirmed by Tenth District Court of Appeals

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Publication NameTitleDate
DRI Happenings"Mortgage Fraud - Nationwide 'Operation Malicious Mortgage' Takedown"2008
Newsletter of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's White Collar Crime CommitteeFundamental Fairness v. Profound Prejudices2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityN/AlawN/A