Bobbie S. Sprader

Bobbie Sprader devotes herself exclusively to health care litigation. Her practice includes the defense of physicians and hospitals facing claims of medical negligence and wrongful death, and she represents providers during investigations by the various professional boards. In that role, she has over two decades of experience in the courtroom conducting jury trials, arguing to various appellate courts and arguing before the Ohio Supreme Court. She also provides a wide variety of educational, advisory and litigation support services to hospitals and various health care providers.

An invited speaker on legal issues relevant to the medical community, Bobbie has presented on behalf of numerous medical and legal organizations. She has also testified before the Ohio Legislature on behalf of the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio State Medical Association. Her goal is always to provide outstanding legal representation while tending to the personal and professional needs of her clients and their legal challenges.

"Bobbie Sprader is held in high regard for her niche expertise in health care litigation. She regularly advises hospitals, health care systems and medical professionals facing negligence and wrongful death claims, alongside wider expertise in regulatory investigations."

As quoted in Chambers USA, 2018

"Bobbie Sprader is widely respected as a premier litigator in the health care field. Her abilities in handling issues such as medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death are classified as 'outstanding.'"

As quoted in Chambers USA, 2017

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Medical Negligence Committee, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ohio Hospital Association
  • Member, Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys
  • Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Does the Legal Medical Record Exist Anymore?," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2018
  • Speaker, "The Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Ohio Hospitals," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2018
  • Speaker, “Liabilities Arising Out of The Opiate Epidemic,” Ohio Hospital Advisory Panel , October 2017
  • Speaker, "Are You Sure Your Incident Reports Are Protected?," OSHRM/SOHA Fall Conference, September 2017
  • Speaker, "Negligent Credentialing Claims in Ohio - Active and Under Attack," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, “There Could Never Be a Dr. Swango At Our Facility,” OAHQ Annual Conference, May 2017

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1994
  • Admitted, State of Kentucky
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense), 2010–2014, 2018–2019
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants), 2015–2019
  • Recognized, Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial with a Band 4 ranking, 2013–2018
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005, 2007


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 1994
  • Bowling Green State University (B.S., cum laude), 1991