Hallie R. Israel


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Hallie Israel is a business-minded litigator focusing on complex commercial disputes.

Her growing practice is shaped by wide-ranging experience within the healthcare, data security, insurance and financial services markets. Hallie draws from her background in fundraising and outreach to strengthen her self-starting, strategic and solutions-oriented approach.

Select Experience

  • Counsel for major market health insurer in tortious interference suit involving PPO network bids to self-insured public entities. Following a month-long trial, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the client, which defendant did not appeal.
  • Member of E-discovery team tasked with sophisticated privilege review in multidistrict data security litigation.
  • First-chair pro bono counsel representing an incarcerated individual in a motion for compassionate release.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special Recognition (2020)
    • Awarded for exceeding 250 hours of pro bono service during law school tenure.
  • Outstanding Third-Year Leadership Award (2020)
    • Awarded by peers for outstanding third-year leadership as chief note editor of law journal.
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (2017-2020)
    • Awarded for receiving the top grade in seven courses during law school tenure.
  • Alice Paul Civic Engagement Award (2016)
    • Awarded for service as nation-wide executive director of prison education and advocacy network, among other involvements.
  • Thesis with Research Distinction (2016)
    • Awarded for publication of research thesis proposing action steps for equitable campus policing.


  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Mental Health and Wellness Committee (2022 to present)


  • Ohio Center for Law Related Education: Mock Trial Program Volunteer (2021 to present)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County
    • Secretary Emeritus (2020 to Present)
    • Board of Directors (2017 to 2020)
    • Walk Manager (2016 to 2017)
  • Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special Recognition (2020)
  • Alice Paul Civic Engagement Award (2016)

Prior Positions

  • Ohio House of Representatives: Legal Intern (2019)
  • United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division: Legal Extern (2018)
  • Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr., U.S. District Court: Judicial Extern (2018)


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2022
  • Ohio, 2020


  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2020, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Chief Note Editor; CALI Awards in Transactional Practice, Health Care Transactions, Legislation, Labor Law, Health Law, Int'l. M&A, Lawyers as Leaders
  • B.A., with Research Distinction, The Ohio State University, 2016, cum laude