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Tricia L. Pycraft - Member

Education & Experience

Overview:

Tricia Pycraft grew up in Shreve, Ohio, and began her career at Critchfield as a college intern during her summer break from Denison University. The experience inspired her to attend law school and she began practicing at Critchfield in 2002 after passing the Ohio bar examination.

Tricia enjoys representing employers as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of federal and state employment law. She assists employers in a proactive manner by helping them develop compliant policies and practices, drafting employee handbooks, and advising on day-to-day issues that arise, such as wage and hour questions, discipline matters, discrimination and harassment complaint investigations, responding to EEOC and OCRC complaints, employee requests for leave and accommodations, and drafting severance agreements.

Tricia also represents a variety of financial institutions, businesses, and homeowners associations in collections matters of all types, from obtaining traditional and cognovit judgments and pursuing collection or foreclosure, and negotiating payment plans.

She also represents creditors in both the Northern and Southern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Courts.

Finally, Tricia also has experience in general litigation, product liability matters, and all aspects of HIPAA compliance.

Education:

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D.
    • With honors 
    • Ohio State Law Journal, managing editor
    • Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity
  • Denison University, B.A.
    • Honors Program
    • summa cum laude

Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognitions:

  • Young Professional ATHENA Award (2010)
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation's Community Service Award for Lawyers 40 and Under, District 10 (2008)
  • Wooster Noon Lions Club Lion of the Year (2008)
  • Lions Club International Foundation, Melvin Jones Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • Wooster Noon Lions Club, Knight for Sight (2015-2016)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Wayne County Bar Association

Publications & Lectures

Speaking Engagements:

  • "HR Connections Roundtable," Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wayne Area Human Resource Association (2019, 2020)
  • Tricia speaks to businesses, human resources groups, and non-profit organizations regarding compliance with a wide variety of employment law and human resources topics. 

 

Blog Posts:

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Wooster Class of 2007
  • American Red Cross, Wayne County Chapter, Board of Directors (2004-2010), Board Chair (2009-2010)
  • STEPS at Liberty Center and Every Woman’s House, Board of Directors (2007-2012)
  • Wooster Noon Lions Club, Secretary of Board of Trustees (2007-present)
  • Wayne Center for the Arts, Board of Trustees (2015-present), Vice President (2020-2021)
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