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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ambassador of the Year||Moritz College of Law||2012|
|Rookie of the Year||CASA of Franklin County||N/A|
|Attorney||Cericola, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Instructor||The Law and Leadership Institute||2017 - 2017|
|Attorney||Dahman Law, LLC||2014 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|The Ohio State University||Globa Perspectives: Kessia Cericola||2017|
|Columbus State Community College||Nonprofit Management Certificate||2012|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2012|
|Faculdade de Direito de Sao Bernardo||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||2008|
|Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know...||Ethics for the Contract Attorney||2018|
|Malibu Media, LLC v. Alan Parsons||Dismissed with prejudice|
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