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February 16, 2023

Joyce Reichard

Committee Member (2021-2024)


Ms. Reichard works as an Associate Attorney and Litigation Manager for Kelley & Ferraro, LLP and has been with the firm since 2002 where she initially functioned as the firm’s Senior Litigation Paralegal and Litigation Manager. Ms. Reichard became an Associate in 2017 after graduating from Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor along with a Certificate in Health Law. Ms. Reichard is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association of Justice, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and West Shore Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio as well as various district courts throughout the United States. Ms. Reichard’s primary areas of practice are pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, Asbestos, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury litigation, and Lien Resolution.

Ms. Reichard serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Ursuline College’s Legal Studies Program and has been a member of their Advisory Board since 2001. In her spare time, Ms. Reichard is a volunteer for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Ms. Reichard has also been selected by her peers to Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2019.


My interest in the ABA Standing Committee became more important after I began teaching for Ursuline College’s Legal Studies Program. As a former paralegal myself, it was of the utmost importance that students received an education that would allow them to have an advantage over other students graduating from non-ABA approved programs and to continue Ursuline’s level of quality education. The Committee’s work to ensure that quality education is received by paralegals is imperative to our legal community. I feel strongly that all paralegal programs should be approved by the ABA. To have employability within law firms, corporations, the government, and non-profits and to offer the type of services being provided to clients which meet certain standards, a paralegal student must be educated to understand and appreciate the importance behind which our profession stands. The ABA and the Standing Committee take this very seriously when giving a program ABA approval. It is for these reasons I believe in the dedication and commitment of the Standing Committee and Approval Commission and the work that is done to ensure that the legal profession maintains quality legal services for the community and paralegal programs produce quality candidates who will uphold these standards.