Jennifer advises municipal clients in a broad range of complex issues including:
Jennifer spends significant time working with her clients to solve their most difficult matters. She is passionate about working with public officials and employees to make our communities better.
Jennifer serves as the law director for the City of Dublin where she represents the City in all facets of municipal law through a team-based collaborative approach. She is a counselor who anticipates clients’ needs and finds creative solutions to problems.
Growing up in a family of public servants, Jennifer learned the value of contributing to the community. Jennifer’s father, who was a public school superintendent, and her mother, a school teacher, demonstrated the impact individuals can have in the areas where they live. Jennifer is committed to helping achieve the same through her work with her clients.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1997
Marshall University, summa cum laude, B.B.A., 1994
United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-2022
Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2007
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
International Municipal Lawyers Association
American Planning Association
Ohio Planning Association
Ohio City Manager Association
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Member
Leadership Columbus, Class of 2004, Member
“Facebook, Hashtags, and Tweets, Oh My! Combining Social Media and Local Government the Right Way,” Ohio State Bar Association, September 29, 2015, Columbus, Ohio
“Municipal Law – Changes and New Developments”, Ohio Municipal League 63rd Annual Conference, October 9, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
“Adoption and Amendment of Zoning Ordinance and Map,”National Business Institute, Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, October 7, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Liability of Municipalities and Municipal Officials,” Ohio Municipal League, Newly Elected Council Seminar, March 2014.
“The Fundamentals of Economic Development Incentives,” Columbus Region Economic Development 411, moderator, December 6, 2013
“Sign Regulation Balance: Restrictive vs. Business Friendly,” Ohio Township Association, December 2, 2013
“Social Networking: Challenges for Municipalities,” Ohio Municipal League – OML Annual Conference, September 26, 2013
“Ohio Annexation Law,” Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association, July 2012
“Open Meetings and Public Records Law,” OML Newly Elected Council Members Seminar, March 2012
November 5, 2021
July 29, 2021
April 24, 2019