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Kurtis A. Tunnell

Kurt Tunnell is the managing partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Kurt has unique expertise in the development and operation of legislative coalitions to advocate public policy goals through the Ohio General Assembly, including service as legislative and legal counsel to the over 200-member Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice, which has advocated dramatic and comprehensive tort reform initiatives including medical criteria for asbestos, silica and mixed dust cases. He has significant experience before the Ohio General Assembly and the Administration in representing trade associations and business coalitions in complex and technical public policy debates to develop and implement strategies for the successful enactment of legislation.

Kurt led the legislative initiatives that have reduced and broadened the insurance premium tax, applied Ohio's tax abatement law to all electric generation facilities, and eliminated the tax on prescription pharmaceutical samples. He assisted in the...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio team
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Marburn Academy
  • Treasurer, Ohio Public Expenditure Council

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Chair, Managing Partner Diversity Initiative, Columbus Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers® 2005-2007, 2012-2014
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (government relations) 2011-2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

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Education

  • The Ohio State University (J.D., with honors, 1987); President, Society of International Law OSU Graduate and Professional Academic Board
  • University of Toronto (M.A., 1985); Rotary International Scholar
  • Hastings College (B.A., magna cum laude, high distinction in political science, 1983); Harry S. Truman Scholar; Who's Who at Hastings College