Jonathan T. Brollier
Jon Brollier represents physicians, hospitals and health care providers in trials and business disputes. His courtroom experience includes successful jury trials and appeals to the Ohio Supreme Court. Jon also conducts investigations of unexpected outcomes, advises clients as they form policies to limit their risk and assists clients when they respond to pre-lawsuit demands from potential adversaries. His experience includes representing hospitals in vendor disputes, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, a variety of administrative appeals and defending medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits. Jon’s goal is to offer his clients the best strategy for achieving their business needs, including strident representation in litigation and effective advocacy in negotiations.
Jon also represents school districts, hospitals, municipalities, businesses, and individuals before courts and administrative boards throughout the state. He represents school districts and property owners before county boards of revision, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio in disputes related to the classification, valuation and exemption of real property. Jon also counsels hospitals, school districts, churches and charitable organizations seeking exemption from real property taxes.
Additionally, Jon represents businesses and property owners in commercial litigation and disputes over property.
Professional & Community Activities
- Participant, Leadership Columbus, 2016
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Presentations & Published Works
- Speaker, "Property Tax Exemption and Valuation of Hospital-Owned Property," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2019
- Speaker, "Increasing and Preserving School District Revenue," Ohio Association of School Business Officials Annual Workshop, April 2019
- Speaker, "Increasing and Preserving School District Revenue: Property Tax Exemption, Valuation, and Legislative Updates,” Ohio School Boards Association, Treasurer’s Clinic, September 2017
- Speaker, “Tips & Tricks: Using the Board of Revision Process to Generate and Protect District Funds,” Ohio Association of School Business Officials Annual Workshop, April 2017
- Author, "Property Tax Update: A New Law Permits Exemption for Property Development, and a Reminder on Upcoming Tax Appeal Deadlines," OASBO SBO Quarterly, April 2017
- Speaker, “LMR Wars: Episode 2 – The EHR Strikes Back,” Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2016
- Speaker, “Property Tax Exemption and Valuation of Hospital-Owned Property,” Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2016
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Admitted, State of Ohio, 2006
Awards & Recognition
- Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants), 2018–2020
- Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (General Litigation; Tax:Business), 2012
- The Ohio State University (J.D.), 2006; Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
- Denison University (B.A., magna cum laude), 2003
- The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2002
Reminder of annual deadlines for school districts to participate in property tax valuation appealsMore
Wednesday Webinar: Protecting Your Financial Base - The Significance of Tax Valuation Complaints and Appeals (Pre-K to 12)
- Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of Bricker agribusiness client
A team of Bricker attorneys recently obtained a favorable result on behalf of our client, Metamora Elevator Company, a subsidiary of The Andersons, Inc. On July 15, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court held that corrugated metal grain storage bins constitute personal property and, therefore, cannot be taxed as real property.More Jul 20, 2015
Loan denial appeal
Represented a nonprofit corporation that applied for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency loan critical to its acquisition of the facilities and operations of a financially struggling county hospital. The agency denied the loan, and the nonprofit appealed that decision with the USDA’s National Appeals Division. The administrative judge decided favorably for our client, citing 39 separate findings of fact and four erroneous reasons for denying the loan.
Ohio Supreme Court decision on tax exemption
Successfully represented a city in a lawsuit and administrative appeal relating to the city’s convention center. The Supreme Court of Ohio heard the case and issued a decision in favor of the city, holding that the opposing side had failed to take steps that were necessary to give it standing to oppose the convention center’s exemption.
Favorable Ohio Supreme Court ruling on behalf of agribusiness client
Successfully represented a grain handling company before the Board of Tax Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. The board and the court both ruled in favor of our client, finding that grain storage bins should not be classified and taxed as real property. This decision had state-wide implications and remains relevant to other disputes affecting the classification of property under Ohio’s tax laws. View additional details on this matter.
Defense verdict in medical malpractice and wrongful death jury trial
Successfully defended a hospital and its employees in a jury trial case where a patient's estate claimed that the patient had received deficient care and had been discharged from the hospital prematurely. The patient's estate claimed that the patient died from a massive internal bleed that additional hospitalization would have prevented. Following a week and a half trial, the jury returned a defense verdict.