Catherine M. Swartz

Catherine Swartz focuses her practice on bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and trustee's counsel in general obligation and revenue bond financings. Her clients include Ohio cities, counties, school districts and villages. She provides counsel to political subdivisions on issues related to tax levies, continuing disclosure filings, real estate, special assessments, public records, investment policies, sales and use tax, and ethics. She works with school district clients on matters such as school finance, public records law and board policy issues.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Shaker City School District PTO Legislation Chair
  • Former Member, University Heights Economic Development Committee
  • Participant, YWCA Women’s Leadership Boot Camp, 2011
  • Graduate, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2005
  • Former Member, Stepstone Academy Board of Trustees

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, "Continuing Disclosure Compliance - What Fiscal Officers Need to Know," Bricker webinar, October 2018
  • Presenter, "Bond Financing," Developing Property for Economic Growth seminar, February 2017
  • Author, "Ohio Attorney General Releases 2014 Yellow Book," March 2014
  • Author, "Ohio’s mid-biennium review budget bill released," March 2014
  • Author, "SEC Fines Municiple Issuer for Misleading Investors," November 2013
  • Author, "Interdistrict Open Enrollment Fact Sheet," July 2013

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Admitted, State of Ohio


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. with honors, 2002); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • The College of Wooster (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998); Phi Beta Kappa
Travel Blogger
Travel Blogger

Catherine travels around the world with her husband and three children and recently started the online family travel website We Go With Kids