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Sydney S. McLafferty

Columbus, Ohio

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Sydney S. McLafferty has been representing injury victims and their families for over 20 years throughout the state of Ohio. Early in law school, Sydney learned that the civil justice system was weighted in favor of insurance companies and corporations with endless resources to deny justice to the individuals of Ohio. She has found it truly rewarding to be able to level the playing field for her clients by providing them access to justice and protection in an otherwise challenging atmosphere.

Sydney has spent a significant amount of her professional time in leadership roles at the Ohio Association for Justice which is a state-wide organization dedicated to protecting her client’s constitutional rights and access to the civil justice system. Her involvement with OAJ directly benefits her clients and the clients of other practitioners around the state.

Sydney was raised in Wyoming, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) and moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather and uncles, Sydney attended law school at Capital University Law School. Sydney and her husband, Scott, are raising their family in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington.

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Rideshare Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

Past Positions:

  • Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty, LLC
  • Cecil & Geiser, LLP
  • The Plymale Partnership, LPA
  • Plymale & Associates


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. – 2003
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. – 2000
    • Major: English

Professional Associations:

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Women’s Caucus Chair, 2013 to 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Lawyer’s Caucus, 2013 to 2013
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Directors, 2013 to 2017
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, Negligence Committee Chair, 2007 to 2014
  • Capital Associates Planning Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • Central Ohio Associations for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2018 – 2024
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Advocates Circle, 2010 – 2024
  • Ohio Association for Justice, President, 2022 – 2023
  • Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers, Board Member, 2020-2021
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice
Current Employment Positions:
  • Partner

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2012
  • United States Supreme Court, 2019


  • Rising Stars, 2010, 2014-2016
  • President, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100
  • The National Women’s Trial Lawyers, Top 25
  • Super Lawyers, 2017-2024
  • Top 25: Women Columbus Super Lawyers, 2021-2024
  • Top 50: Columbus Super Lawyer,: 2021-2024
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers, 2022-2024
Pro-Bono Activities:
  • Volunteer, Parent Mentor for the Cleft Lip and Palate Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • The YWCA Family Center
  • Franklin County Children’s Services Holiday Wish Program
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation