Rachelle K. Zidar, Esq.


Ms. Zidar is a member of WHP’s Litigation Department, serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors, and focuses on complex commercial litigation as well as probate and fiduciary litigation. Since her admission to the Ohio Bar in 1996, Ms. Zidar has practiced regularly before the Federal District Courts, Ohio Appellate District Courts, and Ohio Supreme Court. Her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in contract disputes, shareholder derivative litigation, fiduciary litigation, corporate dissolution, and enforcing and defending restrictive covenants in the employment context. Ms. Zidar is also an accomplished litigator in the arena of copyright and trademark law.

Ms. Zidar is a published writer, having authored an article on a seminal libel case for the Media Law Resource Center’s Media Law Letter. She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lorain County Bar Association as well as the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Ms. Zidar is actively philanthropic. She has worked with several charitable foundations including the Second Harvest Food Bank, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Genesis House, a Lorain County Safe Harbor for victims of domestic violence, the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation, and YMCA of Greater Cleveland, French Creek Branch.

Practice Focus:
Business and Employment Litigation
Copyright and Trademark Law
Construction Litigation
Consumer Sales Practices Act
Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
Media Law
Appellate Advocacy

Bar Admissions:
1996 State of Ohio

1993 Bowling Green State University (B.A., magna cum laude)
1996 Cleveland-Marshall School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

Recognitions & Awards:
Moot Court Board of Governors; National Order of Barristers
Benton National Moot Court Competition Championship Team

Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation (Board of Directors, 2003-Present)
Genesis House (Board of Directors, 2016-Present)
Holy Trinity Development Team (2016)
YMCA of Greater Cleveland, French Creek Branch (Community Advisory Board, 2018)
Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
Lorain County Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Contact Information:
Direct (440) 695-8096
Fax (440) 695-8098
Email RZidar@WickensLaw.com