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Maria J. Armstrong

Maria Armstrong is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Regulated Industries group, which includes a number of practices such as Energy & Public Utilities; Environment; Green Strategies; Government Relations; and Insurance & Financial Services. She represents private and governmental clients in all aspects of state and local government with an emphasis on campaign finance, election law, ethics, public contracting, energy and renewable energy. Maria serves as legal counsel to corporations, ballot issue committees and trade associations in support or opposition to statewide ballot initiatives, constitutional amendments, and referenda. In addition, she assists numerous corporations and nonprofit entities with corporate compliance and governmental regulations relative to public ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws. She also provides legal and service support to providers and contractors seeking to obtain, challenge, renew or modify state contracts or grant...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Huckleberry House
  • Board Member, Ohio Energy Project
  • Former Board Member, Capitol Square Review and Advisory Committee

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Presentations & Published Works

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (Green Initiative Committee)
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (energy regulatory law) 2014-2015


  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1987)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., 1984)

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Landowner Concerns in Ohio's Shale Region

Landowner Concerns in Ohio's Shale Region
Partner Maria Armstrong discusses common concerns of landowners seeking to participate in Ohio's shale oil and gas boom.