Committee Chairpersons

Columbus Bar Committee Chairs gain opportunities for leadership development, networking, and recognition across the Bar. Chairs serve a vital role in furthering the education of colleagues in their practice area by planning monthly meetings and arranging speakers and topical legal discussions. Committee chairs are appointed by the Columbus Bar President and serve at the pleasure of the president. Click here to read Columbus Bar Committee Chair Policies. If you have an interest in being considered for a Committee Chair position or would like to offer your suggestion for the creation of a new Columbus Bar Committee, please contact Donna Sweet, Director of Committees at donna@cbalaw.org or 614/221.4112.

Committee Chairs, 2017-18

  • Admissions, Michael Oser, Esq. and Barry Waller, Law Office of Barry A. Waller
  • ADR, Veronica Cravener, Franklin County Municipal Court
  • Association Relations, Jay Michael, Jay E. Michael Law LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Katy Brewer, Wood & Brewer
  • Common Pleas, Casey Cross, Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Criminal Law, Clay Lopez, Amy M. Levine & Associates
  • EAGLE, Bryan Jeffries, Eastman & Smith Ltd.
  • Employee Benefits, Andrew Bonnington, Fifth Third Bank
  • Editorial Board, Janyce Katz, General Innovations and Goods, Inc.
  • Energy Law, Matthew Pritchard, McNees Wallace & Nurick
  • Environmental Law, Elizabeth Ewing, Office of Ohio Attorney General
  • Estate Planning and Trust, Geoff Kunkler, Carlile Patchen & Murphy
  • Family Law, Alyson Miller, Law Office of Alyson B. Miller
  • Federal Court, Liz Mote, Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris, Co., LPA
  • Fee Arbitration, Bill Pohlman, Pohlman Mediation Services
  • Financial Services, Steve Forry, Ice Miller and Keesha Warmsby, BakerHostetler
  • Government Agencies, Tony Palmer, Franklin County Sheriff's Office
  • Health Care, Sarah Persinger, Dinsmore & Shohl
  • International Law, Shweta Chaubey, Murray Murphy Moul + Basil LLP
  • Judicial Campaign Advertising, Matt Austin, Roetzel & Andress and Drew Campbell, Bricker & Eckler
  • Judicial Screening, James Tyack, The Tyack Law Firm
  • Juvenile Law, Michelle L. Martin, The Beane Firm, LLC
  • Labor & Employment Law, Alicia Nesline Shaw, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
  • Lawyer Referral, Amy Levine, Amy M. Levine & Associates
  • Legal Research & Info, Paul Gatz, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • LGBT, Carly Edelstein, Equitas Health
  • Managing Partners, Kurt Tunnell, Bricker & Eckler
  • Minorities in the Law, Aracely Tagliaventi, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and Shalyn Smith, Office of Ohio Attorney General
  • Municipal Court, Jacob Levine, Esq.
  • New Lawyers, Caitlyn Nestleroth, Ohio Attorney General Health Care Fraud and Andrew Bonnington, Fifth Third Bank
  • Notary Public, Chad Stonebrook, Lardiere McNair and Darren McNair, Lardiere McNair, LLC
  • Pro Bono, Lisa Eschleman, Esq. and Mary Nienaber, Franklin County Probate Court
  • Probate, Brad Glover, Kessler & Ballenger Co. LPA
  • Professional Ethics, Michael Loughry, Mazanec Raskin & Ryder
  • Real Property, Charles H. McClenaghan, Law Offices of Charles H. McClenaghan, LLC
  • Small Firm/Solo, Bradley Miller, Miller Law LLC
  • Social Security Disability, Jay Dixon, Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman
  • Transportation Law, Bryan Griffith, Sanborn Brandon Duvall & Bobbitt Co LPA
  • Visitation, Michael Carpenter, Carpenter Lipps & Leland
  • Workers Comp, Douglas Koppel, Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman