Cassandra Andres Rice

Dayton, Ohio

Cassandra is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology and Sociology from Purdue University in 2008. For several years during her studies, Cassandra worked as a respite provider for mentally and physically disabled children and adults. Cassandra relocated to Dayton, Ohio to attend the University of Dayton School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2012.

Before joining Gottschlich & Portune, Cassandra served as a Staff Attorney to the Honorable Gregory F. Singer at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. In addition to her traditional duties as a staff attorney, Cassandra was integral to the creation and administration of the Women's Therapeutic Court, a program designed to counteract underlying causes of addiction, such as trauma and mental illness. Through her work with Judge Singer and Women's Therapeutic Court, Cassandra has become heavily involved in the prevention of human trafficking. She is currently a member of the board of Oasis House, a trafficking-victim services agency, and is also a steering committee member of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force.

Cassandra is an active member of the Dayton Bar Association and joined the board of trustees as a Member at Large in 2017. Cassandra also helps in the development of the next generation of lawyers by leading the Bar’s Leadership Development Program and is a member of the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court.

Cassandra and her husband, Michael, were law-school sweethearts and married in 2014. After many years of living in downtown Dayton, they moved to Oakwood, Ohio where they welcomed their first child, Cameron, in 2017.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Probate & Estate Law


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate - 2012
  • Purdue University
    • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - 2008
    • Major: Psychology and Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dayton Bar Association, Active member
  • Dayton Bar Association, Leadership Development Program, Chairperson
  • Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Gregory F. Singer at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Staff Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Women’s Therapeutic Court
  • Oasis House, Member of Board
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Committee member