Alicia A. Bond-Lewis

Biography

Alicia brings a wealth of experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, having successfully tried cases, represented clients in mediations and arbitrations, and argued before various appellate courts.

Alicia’s practice focuses on defending business entities and professionals in contract-related and business tort litigation. She also regularly defends banks, mortgage lenders, loan servicers and other financial institutions in federal and state courts throughout the United States in consumer finance disputes. She is knowledgeable in matters involving trusts and fiduciaries, the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

While at Dinsmore, Alicia also served as the prosecutor for the City of Blue Ash, Ohio and the Village of Silverton, Ohio. She is co-chair of Dinsmore’s firm wide recruiting committee and is a past co-chair of the firm’s Minority Attorney Affinity Group.

She previously practiced in the New York office of LePatner & Associates LLP. Her past experience includes serving as a legal intern at the United Nations Secretariat in New York and the Colorado General Assembly Office of Legislative Legal Services and as a judicial extern for Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Proficient in Spanish, she developed a working knowledge of Spanish business and legal terminology while working at a national court in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Prior to her legal studies, Alicia was a writer/editor for the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (formerly Women's Policy, Inc.) in Washington, DC, where she also served as an adviser to the women members of the U.S. Congress. In this capacity, she provided detailed legislative analysis on the appropriations bills approved by Congress and contributed articles published in Women's Health Legislation in the 107th Congress.

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law  (J.D., 2006)
    • Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, alumni editor/staff editor
  • Washington University, St. Louis  (B.A., 2001)
    • Political Science and Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
    • Board of Directors
    • Public Policy Council (past member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter), Board of Directors
  • YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Board of Directors
  • Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Board of Directors
  • Cincinnati Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
  • NAACP, life member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association 
  • March of Dimes (Greater Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Division), Board of Directors, former member

    Distinctions

    • 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ("LCLD") Fellow
      • Co-Class Liaison
      • Cincinnati City Lead
    • Cincinnati's 100 Wise Women of 2017
    • Forty Under 40 Class of 2016, Cincinnati Business Courier
    • Summit Country Day School Alumni Association, Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2012)
    • YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement, Rising Star (2011)
    • Ohio Rising Stars®
    • Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List

    Languages

    • Spanish