Aneca E. Lasley is an accomplished trial lawyer and strategic business counselor who is a leader within the firm and the Central Ohio community.
As a trial lawyer, Aneca successfully litigates and counsels clients on complex commercial disputes, with extensive experience handling product liability and insurance disputes. Her nationwide litigation and trial experience includes multidistrict litigation and class actions in federal and state courts in Ohio and throughout the US.
As a strategic business counselor and trial advocate, Aneca is committed to learning the business and products of her clients. This enables her to provide practical and credible advice to effectively manage risk, help clients achieve their key business objectives and, when necessary, successfully advocate before judges and juries.
Aneca is also a demonstrated firm and community leader. She serves as co-chair of the firm's Women's Enterprise, where she works to help implement a culture that promotes full and equal participation, advancement and retention of women. She is also a member of the firm's Legal Personnel Committee, where she is responsible for the review, evaluation, compensation and advancement of non-partner lawyers. Aneca also serves as the firmwide and Columbus Office Hiring Chair, where she is a leader in in determining and implementing Squire Patton Boggs hiring strategies and its summer associate program.
Actively involved in the Central Ohio community, Aneca is vice-chair of the board of United Schools Network and chairs the Development Committee. Aneca is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, where she formerly served on the Bar's Ethics Committee, the Ohio Bar Association and the Ohio Women's Bar Association, and is a past president of Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation and a member of the United Way’s Young Leadership Group. She is an active volunteer with the YWCA, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio and Flying Horse Farms, and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Columbus.
Aneca is a frequent presenter on various litigation topics, including "Taking and Defending Effective Depositions," "Trial Evidence for the Ohio Practitioner" and "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know."
Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David D. Dowd, Jr. of the US District Court, Northern District of Ohio in Akron.
Business Counseling Experience