Warren I. Grody

Warren Grody assists school districts, colleges, and universities with questions regarding open meetings, public records, ethics, and community school law. Warren regularly works on matters involving the application of public records laws to commissioned police forces of private entities, such as colleges and universities. Warren also assists educational entities with False Claims Act matters, special audits, and other situations involving the expenditure of government funding.

He is a former Assistant Ohio Attorney General in the Health Care Fraud Section and a former Contract Specialist with the Defense Supply Center Columbus, where he administered contracts and purchase orders of contractors under investigation for defrauding the Department of Defense.

Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Past Exalted Ruler Association, Columbus Grove City Elks Lodge No. 37
  • Chaplin, Ohio Past Exalted Rulers Association
  • Member, National and Columbus Audubon
  • Founding Member, Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "OASBO Essentials of Human Resources, 2018-2019", August 2018
  • Speaker, "Public Records for Private Universities," Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, July 2015
  • Author, "Are legal bills public records?" (reprinted in Ohio Cities & Villages, Grassroots Clippings and HCLL News), January/February 2013
  • Author, "Burdick v. Takushi: Death of Donald Duck as a Political Force?" 21 Cap. U.L. Rev. 297, 1992

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association


  • Capital University (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993); Editor-in-Chief, Capital University Law Review, 1992-1993; Order of the Curia; Recipient of Dean's Award, 1993
  • Wright State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1987)
Song Sparrow Award Recipient
Song Sparrow Award Recipient

The Song Sparrow Award was established in 1996 and is Columbus Audubon's highest honor. It recognizes outstanding contributions by Audubon members who promote CA's mission often over the course of years. Traditionally, at least one Song Sparrow award is given every year for education, conservation, or meritorious service.