Obtained injunctive relief in federal court permitting our client to access landowners' property to conduct survey activities during the FERC pre-application process in conjunction with its construction of a $450 million, 75-mile natural gas pipeline.
Jennifer A. Flint
Jennifer Flint practices eminent domain, education and appellate law. In 2009, she became certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Jennifer’s practice includes representing boards of education, other political subdivisions and private utilities in eminent domain proceedings. She also advises local governments on other land-use issues, including school territory transfers, municipal annexation and zoning appeals, and cell tower and Telecommunications Act litigation. She also has experience working with various clients in R.C. 2505/2506 and 119 administrative appeals, original actions (mandamus) and election law matters.
Jennifer also represents boards of education in general litigation matters and advises boards on matters relating to Ohio High School Athletic Association compliance. Jennifer counsels school districts on matters relating to enrollment and attendance, custody, tuition, public records laws and student records laws.
Jennifer is former Judicial Law Clerk at the 10th District Court of Appeals. She also served as the Assistant Director of Common Cause/Ohio, drafting memoranda and supporting documents for Ohio campaign finance reform legislation.
- Pro Bono guardian ad litem, CBA/Moritz College of Law Justice for Children Project
- Chair, Worthington Educational Foundation
- Participant, Pro Bono Clinic for YWCA Family Center
- Member, Linworth Alternative Program Parent Board
- Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
- Member, National School Boards Association
- Member, Sponsorship Committee of the YWCA's 10th Anniversary Woman to Woman
- Member, Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section
- Certified Specialist – Appellate Law, Ohio State Bar Association
- Member, Columbus Bar Association, CBA Common Pleas, governmental agencies, admissions and employment law committees
- Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation
- Admitted, Ohio Supreme Court; United States District Court; Southern and Northern District of Ohio
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law), 2010-2017
- Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Schools & Education, Appellate), 2015-2016
- Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2005
- Capital University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992); Order of the Curia
- The Ohio State University (B.A., 1988)
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Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on an expedited timeline authorizing a natural gas pipeline company to access property subject to acquisition by eminent domain to conduct tree clearing activities in advance of moratoriums imposed on such activities in order to protect migratory birds and endangered bat species; contempt orders against property owners refusing to honor the order permitting access for tree clearing activities; and immediate injunctive relief against landowners refusing to permit access to their property via eminent domain for construction of a 75-mile natural gas pipeline in eastern Ohio. Also, negotiated settlements with landowners who permitted access and complex, technical settlements with public utilities to resolve overlapping easement situations.
Obtained injunctive relief for pipeline company client as trial counsel in 11 Ohio courts of common pleas in proceedings against landowners and organized opposition, allowing client access to property to conduct civil, cultural, environmental and cultural survey activities required for FERC application process in conjunction with the client’s construction of a $2 billion, 255-mile interstate natural gas pipeline originating in Ohio. The complexity of issues in these matters required sophisticated organization, detailed planning, and fine-tuned litigation management skills.
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Haubert, Columbiana C.P. No. 2015CV275 (June 2, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Sprague, Erie C.P. No. 2015 CV 0349 (Oct. 29, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Sean S. Shinaberry Trust, Fulton C.P. No. 15CV000154 (July 17, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Snyder, Fulton C.P. No. 16CV128 (July 7, 2016)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Patricia A. Wolf, Trustee, Huron C.P. No. CVH20150491 (July 21, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Karen M. Fridenstein & Kristin H. McDonough, Trustees, Lorain C.P. No. 15CV186926 (July 15, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Pandy Farm, LLC, Lorain C.P. No. 15CV186926 (Sept. 4, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Hozakski, Lorain C.P. No. 16 CV 189911 (July 5, 2016)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Lonnie Perry Farms Ltd., Lucas C.P. No. CI201503111 (June 25, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Houston, Medina C.P. No. 15CIV0636 (Oct. 6, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Ohms Acres LLC, Sandusky C.P. No. 15CV535 (June 15, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Scott L. Rathfelder, Trustee, Sandusky C.P. No. 15CV908 (Sept. 17, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Scott L. Rathfelder, Trustee, Sandusky C.P. No. 15CV908 (Sept. 29, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Destefano, Stark C.P. No. 2015CV01586 (July 31, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Camelback, Ltd., Stark C.P. No. 2015CV01586 (Sept. 2, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Linhart, Stark C.P. 2015CV02073 (Oct. 7, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Srock, Wayne C.P. No. CVC-H 000304 (Aug. 10, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Adkins, Wayne C.P. No. CVC-H 000304 (Oct. 14, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. North, Wayne C.P. No. 2016 CVC-H 000327 (July 6, 2016)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Griffith, Wood C.P. No. 15 CV 330 (July 14, 2015)
NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC v. Sprague, 6th Dist. Erie No. E-15-069, 2016-Ohio-4901 (July 7, 2016)
Trial Counsel for local county boards serving persons with developmental disabilities in defense of an action brought by private providers seeking to eliminate service contracts between county boards and private providers as mandated by state and federal Medicaid law.
Recovered $6 million in an action against the Ohio Department of Education in a matter involving the calculation of state foundation funding for public school systems.
Recovered $7.2 million on behalf of the Dayton Public School District in a matter involving the calculation of state foundation funding for public school systems.