Kia M. Wrice, an experienced Columbus, Ohio, lawyer, has developed a reputation as a tireless and tenacious advocate for her clients. Kia's courtroom experience includes both state and federal court. Kia built her reputation by handling difficult cases that other attorneys refused to handle, such as: wrongful death, personal injury and police excessive force cases involving local municipalities throughout Ohio.
Kia was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, to Barbara J. Wrice and the late Aurthur Lee Smith. Kia's strong influences include her parents and grandparents, Florine Fenn and the late David Wrice. They taught her to be strong, never give up on her dreams, to fight for what she believes is right, to be a woman of character and integrity, and to always keep God first.
Attorney Wrice attended the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Kia continued on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree at Capital University Law School. Additionally, Kia served in the United States Army National Guard for six years.
When asked to identify her favorite part of practicing law, Kia answers without hesitation "building relationships with my clients." Kia takes a hands-on approach to handling each and every case she accepts and her clients are comforted in knowing Kia is involved at every stage of the case from intake to investigation, interviewing defendants, negotiating with insurance companies for settlement, and litigation.
Kia M. Wrice is a passionate attorney with a love for her career and a dedication to justice, fairness and the rule of law. Additionally, Kia believes that the client and justice should supersede the cost of a case and therefore, everyone deserves their fair chance at justice.
Bachelor of Arts Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2005
Juris Doctorate, Capital University Law School, 2012
Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio
Admitted to the Southern District of Ohio Federal Bar
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Phi Alpha Delta
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Central Ohio Youth & Adult Program, 2017 Justice Award Recipient
Super Lawyers, 2017 Rising Star Recipient