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Jennifer advises municipal clients in a broad range of complex issues including:

  • Planning and zoning ordinances;
  • Public records and open meetings obligations;
  • Economic development agreements and incentives;
  • Annexation;
  • Public contracts, competitive bidding and construction issues.

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.

Other Info About Jennifer


Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1997

Undergraduate School

Marshall University, summa cum laude, B.B.A., 1994

Bar Memberships

Jennifer is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Jennifer is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, 2021-2023; Columbus Municipal Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2007

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Member

Leadership Columbus, Class of 2004, Member


Jennifer was invited to speak at the following events:

“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

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