Biography

Becky Princehorn is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Public Finance group. Her practice emphasizes school and local government law. She served as bond counsel for the first Ohio income tax-backed school district bonds; the first publicly offered Public Library Fund-backed library notes; the first school district in the Extreme Environmental Contamination Program of the Ohio School Facilities Commission; the first Ohio general obligation bond issue with a local government fund pledge; the first Ohio municipal general obligation bond issue for housing; and the first Ohio school district minibond issue.

She also served as counsel on the formation of the first limited home rule township in central Ohio and has structured collaborations between local governments, particularly those involving school districts, and gifts to local governments. Becky is a frequent lecturer on public finance for several organizations, including the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the Ohio School Boards Association, the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, the Ohio Township Association and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association. She serves as Editor of Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Local Government Law-Township, published by Thomson/Reuters Publishing.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Board Member, Worthington Community Improvement Corporation
  • Board of Trustees, Otterbein University
  • Board Member, Support Ohio Schools
  • Fundraising Chair, City of Worthington Income Tax Campaign, 2010
  • Co-Chair, Operating Levy Campaigns, Worthington City Schools, 2009 and 2000
  • Baccalaureate Chair, Thomas Worthington High School: Activity Club, 2006-2008; President, Cards, Inc., Girls Lacrosse Parents Club, 2006-2008
  • Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Worthington Educational Foundation
  • Former President, Worthington City Schools PTA Council
  • Former President, Thomas Worthington High School PTSO
  • Former President, Kilbourne Middle School PTSA
  • Former President, Wilson Hill Elementary PTO
  • Former Member, Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board; Chair, 1992-1994
  • Former Member, Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Board of Zoning Adjustment, City of Columbus, Ohio
  • Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Member, Council of Educational Facility Planners International
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, St. Peter's Catholic Church
  • Member, Worthington McConnell Arts Center
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law; Public Finance Law) 2010-2016
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law) 2014
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Worthington Board of Education, 2001
  • Recipient, Business First "Forty Under 40" award, 1993
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Columbus Bar Association, 1987
  • Named, Ohio "Young Career Woman of 1983," Ohio Federation of Business and Professional Women
Education
  • Otterbein College (now Otterbein University), (B.A. with honors, 1978)
  • University of Kansas (J.D., 1981)
  • University of Kansas (Master of Public Administration, 1982)
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Experience

Beyond Bricker
Grandma Becky
Grandma Becky

Becky enjoys seeing all things grow, especially the next generation.