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Kessia Caroline Cericola

Business Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Kessia Cericola frequently drafts and negotiates agreements, such as: Operating Agreements; Purchase Agreements; Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements; Confidentiality/Non-disclosure Agreements; Lease Agreements.

  2. Trademark application
    Kessia Cericola has the knowledge and experience that is required to assess whether your mark would infringe upon another company’s rights, and to submit your copyright or trademark application before the USPTO or USCO.

Kessia Cericola helps individuals and companies with their business needs.  She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to start their businesses, providing sound legal advice to business partners, and helping protect businesses by managing their legal risk through customized contracts, agreements and other solutions.  Kessia’s diverse background, broad network and cultural sensitivity adds great value to her clients.

As an entrepreneur herself, Kessia understands the risks and costs of running your own business. That is why she is committed to offer flexible fees that work for her clients while maintaining quality and client satisfaction.

Kessia holds an LL.B (Bachelor of Law) from Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo, an LL.M. (Masters of Law) with concentration in business law from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law, and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Columbus State Community College.  She is one of the few attorneys licensed to practice law in the U.S. (Ohio) and in Brazil. 

She is the Immediate Past Chair of the International Law Committee at the Columbus Bar Association and Chair of the Greater Columbus Sister Cities Inc.‘s Brazil Committee.  Kessia is a member of the LL.M. Advisory Council and a mentor at The Ohio State Moritz College of Law.  She is also the only Portuguese Provisionally Qualified Court Interpreter in the State of Ohio.

Kessia enjoys spending time with her husband and loves adventure.  She enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, hiking and running.  She recently ran her first half marathon in memory of her daughter, Annelise, and is a co-founder of Alive in My Heart, a nonprofit organization that connects grieving parents with each other and resources in Central Ohio.



Cericola LLC
PO Box 16912
Columbus, OH, 43216

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Posted by Kristen | May 31, 2022
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Best experience I could have had
I had the best experience working with Kessia, from fast communication to being able to breakdown or explain things I wasn't sure about and everything in-between! I am so beyond thankful for her and her services to help me purchase my business! When I say I could not have done it without her, I mean it wholeheartedly!
Posted by James A | November 20, 2017
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Call her-NOW
Kessia Cericola is most definitely our go to attorney for all kinds of things for our business. Whether it’s for trade marks or great insight or market research make sure you call her today! #AMAZING
Posted by Aaron | November 19, 2017
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“Your Hired”
If you are looking for guidance and real value from a caring attorney Kessia is a MUST. We have hired her on several occasions and are super pleased. #HireHer #JustDoIt
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
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My conscience
Kessia will shoot it to you straight. If you need the right answers to your law related questions she will get it done. I have consulted Kessia on a few issues over the years and she has never done us wrong. I highly recommend her. I did not always like what she said but it was always what I needed to here. Kessia keeps my conscience in check.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cericola, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Instructor
  • The Law and Leadership Institute
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Dahman Law, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate
  • 2012
  • Faculdade de Direito de Sao Bernardo
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Malibu Media, LLC v. Alan Parsons
  • Dismissed with prejudice


  • Greater Columbus Sister Cities Intl. Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • OAB - Brazilian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Columbus Sister Cities International
  • Chair, Brazil Committee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Immediate Past Chair of the International Law Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Moritz College of Law
  • 2012
  • Rookie of the Year
  • CASA of Franklin County
  • N/A


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Columbus Business Lawyer Kessia Caroline Cericola
Kessia Caroline Cericola
Business Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 10 years