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.
Jennifer A. Flint
Jennifer Flint is a member of Bricker & Eckler's Education Law group and participates in the firm's appellate practice group. In 2009, she became certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Jennifer focuses on the representation of boards of education in general litigation and employment-related matters, including labor grievances and arbitration, and employee disciplinary, contract non-renewal and termination proceedings. She advises boards of education on matters relating to the Ohio High School Athletic Association, including OHSAA compliance. Jennifer prepares school board policies and administrative guidelines, and counsels school districts on matters relating to enrollment and attendance, custody, tuition, public records laws and student records laws.
Jennifer’s practice includes representing boards of education, other political subdivisions and private entities in eminent domain proceedings, and she advises local governments on other land-use issues, including school territory transfers, municipal annexation and zoning appeals. 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 is former Judicial Law Clerk at the 10th District Court of Appeals, where she drafted appellate opinions regarding civil, administrative, domestic relations and criminal law. She also served as the Assistant Director of Common Cause/Ohio, drafting memoranda and supporting documents for Ohio campaign finance reform legislation; advising governing board of legal issues relating to pending legislation; and preparing testimony before legislative committees.
- 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, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations; Member, 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) 2010-2016
- 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 injunctive relief and/or declaratory judgment as Trial Counsel in 11 Ohio Courts of Common Pleas against landowners and organized opposition permitting our client access to property to conduct survey activities during the FERC pre-application process in conjunction with its construction of a $2.5 billion, 250-mile interstate natural gas pipeline originating in Ohio. The complexity of the issues in this matter required sophisticated organization, detailed planning and structure, and complex litigation management skills.
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.
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.
Obtained a favorable decision in a $40 million lawsuit filed on behalf of three large metropolitan school districts against the Ohio Department of Education claiming that ODE misapplied the statutory school foundation funding formula to the detriment of the school districts.
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.