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Anne Marie Sferra

Anne Marie Sferra is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Litigation group and chair of the Appellate Advocacy group. She has experience in insurance cases, including class actions, ERISA, bad faith claims, and coverage issues. Anne Marie also has experience handling cases involving trade secrets, enforcement of confidentiality agreements, defamation, invasion of privacy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and a variety of business-related claims. She has also litigated election and referenda issues throughout Ohio.

In 2008, she became the first Columbus-area attorney to be certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. She was a member of the legal counsel team to the 200-member Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice to reform Ohio's tort laws under Ohio House Bill 350 and Ohio Senate Bill 120 and is counsel on numerous amicus curiae briefs, primarily in the Ohio Supreme Court, on behalf of the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, 2014
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Former member, Steering Committee for Franklin County Republican Judicial Salute

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Presentations & Published Works

  • Co-Author, "Puttin' on the Writs," Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Review, Winter 2011
  • "Ohio High Court Upholds Law Limiting Tort Damages," Washington Legal Foundation's Legal Backgrounder, February 22, 2008
  • "Once Again…Ohio Legislators Approve Comprehensive Tort Reform," Washington Legal Foundation's Legal Backgrounder, May 20, 2005

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist – Appellate Law
  • Member, American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association
  • Speaker at Ohio State Bar Association Convention and various seminars

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation; appellate practice), 2010-2015; Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice, 2014
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers 2009-2014; Top 25 Women Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers 2013, 2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

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Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1985); Member, Ohio State National Moot Court Team; Recipient of Best Oral Argument Award, Sixth Circuit Moot Court Competition
  • Bowling Green State University (B.S., 1982)