Greg Lestini is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Government Relations, Insurance and Public Sector groups. Greg focuses his practice on the connection between law and public policy, utilizing years of experience in state and local government. He advocates for trade associations, private business and not-for-profit interests before the Ohio legislature, state agencies, and regulatory bodies. Greg also serves on Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio and Shale task forces.

Greg advises clients on complex regulatory and legislative issues in the insurance, health care, solid waste and agricultural industries. He also lobbies state, local, and federal elected officials on behalf of those clients. His counsel includes strategic development, coalition building, legal analysis and drafting.

He is active in social media and maintains his own twitter account along with The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practices Insurance Regulation twitter account (@ABATIPSREG).

Greg is a former Chief of Staff for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus; a Legislative Analyst for the Office of the President Pro Tem of the Columbus City Council; and a legislative aide with the Ohio Senate.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Central Ohio Greenways Board, 2015-present
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio team
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County At-Large)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, iBelieve Foundation, 2014-present
  • Orator, Order Sons of Italy in America, Scoprimento Lodge #2599
Presentations & Published Works
  • Author, "Recent Developments" (Renewable Energy, State Specific Update), American Bar Association, Section of Public Utility Communications and Transportation Law, 2011-2015
  • Speaker, "Government Affairs Quick Hits," Bricker & Eckler LLP CLE seminar, July 22, 2014; July 23, 2015
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2002); Moot Court Chief Justice
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., political science and international peace studies, magna cum laude, 1999)
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Upcoming Events

When: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Bricker & Eckler LLP

Who: Jerry O. Allen, Gregory J. Lestini, Jacquelin R. Lewis, Beatrice M. Nokuri, Sommer L. Sheely, Kurtis A. Tunnell

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Beyond Bricker

Greg is an avid cyclist and enjoys commuting to work when possible. He has participated in a handful of charity rides including two 50-milers for Pelotonia and Pedal with Pete for Cerebral Palsy. He’s currently rebuilding a mountain bike and can’t decide if it’s cathartic or maddening.


Deeply proud of his Italian heritage, Greg is a member of the Columbus Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge (OSIA #2599) and is beginning Italian lessons to help better serve clients and better order food. He is 100% Italian and his paternal Grandfather, Terzilio Lestini emigrated from Perugia, Italy when he was only 14.

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Greg is the proud father of two beautiful young ladies, Isabella and Sophia, who keep him young and make him feel old all at the same time. His greatest wish is to live long enough to be an embarrassment to both girls.