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Curriculum Vitae


Reinvention is a pastime it seems.  Reaching for the fullness of what our humanity offers entails accepting the animal while striving to advance the spiritual.  Nurture the physical while seeking an ever higher order of thought and deed.

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Professional Summary

Recovering lawyer; retired retailer; organic farmer; writer.  

Twenty-five years in the practice of law: fodder enough for a lifetime of Perry Mason episodes. 

Another fifteen years starting up and running an import/retail business in my hometown.  Eight meanwhile learning to operate an organic vegetable farm, following sustainable bionutrient principles. 

Now I write.


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What I have Done

2003 to 2017
Caterina Ltd., European Housewares, Art & Gifts
 Owner & President

I imported and sold European Housewares:  French table and kitchen linens, Italian maiolica ceramics, fine art and other artisanal products from all over Europe.

2012 to Current
Friedburg LLC

With  my husband, Greg Lashutka, I operate Friedburg Farms, growing bionutrient-dense produce organically and selling into the restaurant trade as well as to a small select CSA.

Before that:

Private practice of management Labor and Employment law, representing employers in the full breadth of employment relations, including collective bargaining, employment litigation and best practices compliance counseling. Plus public service with adjudicatory agency and judicial roles.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton & Boggs) 1986-2002

   Partner in Charge of Columbus Labor & Employment Group 

Chief Counsel to Board Member, National Labor Relations Board, Washington D.C. 1985-86

Bricker & Eckler, Columbus, OH 1982-1985

O'Connor & Hannan,  Washington D.C. 1981-1982

Judicial Clerk, U.S. District Court for the S. D. Ohio, E. Div., Hon. Robert M. Duncan 1978-1981


The Ohio State University College of Law

J.D.; Articles Editor, OSU Law Journal; Best Brief, Moot Court

Institute of International Jurisprudence, Salzburg, Austria

Certificate of International Jurisprudence, McGeorge School of Law

The Ohio State University

B.A. cum laude and with distinction in German and International Relations; Phi Beta Kappa

Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany


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