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Biography

Jennifer represents a wide variety of clients in matters involving planning and zoning issues, public records and open meetings matters, annexation, public contracts, competitive bidding and construction issues. Jennifer also practices in the area of municipal finance, including negotiating economic development agreements and other public-private partnerships.

Jennifer serves as the law director for the City of Dublin where she represents the City in all facets of municipal law with an emphasis on development and land use matters. She is a frequent speaker for the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association and the Ohio Municipal League.

Other Info About Jennifer

Education

Law School

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

Undergrad

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

Bar Membership

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

Ohio

Courts

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

United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

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

Presentations

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

“Considerations for Impact Fees,” Ohio Planning Conference: Innovations in Planning, co-presenter, September 2007