Jacquelin R. Lewis

Jacquelin (Jackie) Lewis is an associate in Bricker & Eckler’s Public Finance group and practices in the areas of public finance and public law, emphasizing school and local government law. She assists with and advises on the documentation and issuance of general obligation and revenue bond transactions for municipalities, school districts, and other political subdivisions; and provides general counsel guidance to political subdivisions with respect to various issues of public law.

Jackie is the former Director of Public Affairs for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. She has also served as a legislative aide in both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly and as legislative liaison to former Ohio Treasurer of State and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, The Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
  • Twin Rivers - OH - Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
  • Board Member and Marketing and Fundraising Co-Chair, Kids Care Elementary
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler Recruiting Committee
  • Board Member and Fundraising Co-Chair, John Mercer Langston Bar Association
  • Former Member, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals
  • Former volunteer, Dress For Success Columbus
  • Former Mock Trial Judge, Law and Leadership Institute

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, "Debt Management: Understanding Debt Options for Ohio Political Subdivisions," Ohio Association of Public Treasurers Public Finance Officer Training Institute, June 2018
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of Debt,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association’s Annual Presidents' Day Seminar, February 2018
  • Presenter, "Fiscal Caution, Watch, Emergency - Is Anybody There?," Ohio Association of School Business Officials, April 2017
  • Co-presenter, "Local Government Fiscal Emergency,” Ohio Association of Public Treasurers Annual Conference, August 2016
  • Co-author, "Local Government Fiscal Emergency,” August 2016
  • Co-presenter, "Local Government Fiscal Emergency,” Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Summer Workshop, June 2016
  • Co-author, "School District Fiscal Emergency,” June 2016

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association


  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs (M.A., 2014)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., International Relations and French)