Medora (Dorie) M. Akers

Partner Cincinnati
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Dorie has a wealth of experience as a trusted advocate assisting clients with their most complex and critical problems.  She has litigated in state and federal courts across a wide range of practice areas, including insurance defense, white collar, securities, and commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Taft, she clerked for the Hon. Joseph F. Bianco of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was an associate in the litigation group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.  Before attending law school, Dorie worked as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.

Dorie earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Duke University.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation (2021 - present)

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  • Duke University School of Law (2012)
  • Duke University (2006)


  • State - Ohio
  • State - New York
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association


  • Ohio State Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Board Member

  • Taft Pro Bono Committee