Galen L. Schuerlein

Roetzel Consulting Solutions Director, Roetzel & Andress LPA Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.820.4238
F 216.623.0134
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Overview

As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Galen focuses on providing comprehensive strategic solutions for public, private, and nonprofit clients at the state and local level. She creates realistic, holistic, strategies that encompass legal, communications, and political considerations.  Galen has provided strategic counsel to public entities, non-profits, businesses, local school districts, libraries, private corporations and trade associations reach their specific goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience in traditional governmental relations and positioning.  Galen has been involved in the political process for decades and understands issues unique to entities affected by local, state and federal government and policies. 

Galen’s professional experience provides a unique perspective on the interactions between private sector and government. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland, managing all collective bargaining, labor and employment, real estate development, and public records law sections. She also served as an Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland focusing on communications and labor relations. Galen began her legal career as a guardian ad litem, later moving to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office where she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney representing Children and Family Services. In that role she prosecuted neglect, abuse, and dependency complaints.

While she is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Galen is not providing legal advice in her role as Director of Roetzel Consulting Services.
 

Services

Industries

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. Seattle University, B.A., Political Science
    • magna cum laude

Recognitions

  • Selected as a "Crain's Cleveland Forty Under 40" (2010)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair Transition Team (2017 - present)
  • Menlo Park Academy Development Committee
  • Cleveland Landmarks Commission, past board member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The Star System: How Will Your School District Rate? (Nov 26, 2019)
    Are School Districts Required to Accommodate Employees' Use of Medical Marijuana? (October 2019)
    The Many Faces of Trauma: A National Epidemic Impacting Mental Health and Academic Success (October 2019)
    The Ohio Senate is Moving on ADC Reform (October 2019)
    Now is the Time to Invest in Toledo (Oct 2, 2019)
  2. Presentations
    “Bond Levy 101” - CSU Graduate Program (2015-2019)
    “Creating a Community-Driven Building Project” - OASBO (2019)
    "Post-Midterm Election Analysis" - Guest, The Sound of Ideas (2018)
    “Preparing for and Managing through a Crisis in Today's Media Environment" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
    “How to Pass a Bond Issue” - Local Government Agency Presentation (2013 -2017)
  3. Firm News
    Schuerlein Appears in Crain's Cleveland Business "Source Lunch" (Jan 2, 2018)
    Roetzel & Andress Expands Roetzel Consulting Solutions (Jul 17, 2017)
    Schuerlein Earns Mention in Crain's Cleveland Business (Mar 16, 2016)
    Schuerlein Joins Roetzel's Public Law Team (Mar 15, 2016)

Overview

As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Galen focuses on providing comprehensive strategic solutions for public, private, and nonprofit clients at the state and local level. She creates realistic, holistic, strategies that encompass legal, communications, and political considerations.  Galen has provided strategic counsel to public entities, non-profits, businesses, local school districts, libraries, private corporations and trade associations reach their specific goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience in traditional governmental relations and positioning.  Galen has been involved in the political process for decades and understands issues unique to entities affected by local, state and federal government and policies. 

Galen’s professional experience provides a unique perspective on the interactions between private sector and government. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland, managing all collective bargaining, labor and employment, real estate development, and public records law sections. She also served as an Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland focusing on communications and labor relations. Galen began her legal career as a guardian ad litem, later moving to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office where she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney representing Children and Family Services. In that role she prosecuted neglect, abuse, and dependency complaints.

While she is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Galen is not providing legal advice in her role as Director of Roetzel Consulting Services.
 

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. Seattle University, B.A., Political Science
    • magna cum laude

Recognitions

  • Selected as a "Crain's Cleveland Forty Under 40" (2010)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair Transition Team (2017 - present)
  • Menlo Park Academy Development Committee
  • Cleveland Landmarks Commission, past board member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The Star System: How Will Your School District Rate? (Nov 26, 2019)
    Are School Districts Required to Accommodate Employees' Use of Medical Marijuana? (October 2019)
    The Many Faces of Trauma: A National Epidemic Impacting Mental Health and Academic Success (October 2019)
    The Ohio Senate is Moving on ADC Reform (October 2019)
    Now is the Time to Invest in Toledo (Oct 2, 2019)
  2. Presentations
    “Bond Levy 101” - CSU Graduate Program (2015-2019)
    “Creating a Community-Driven Building Project” - OASBO (2019)
    "Post-Midterm Election Analysis" - Guest, The Sound of Ideas (2018)
    “Preparing for and Managing through a Crisis in Today's Media Environment" - Roetzel's Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2017)
    “How to Pass a Bond Issue” - Local Government Agency Presentation (2013 -2017)
  3. Firm News
    Schuerlein Appears in Crain's Cleveland Business "Source Lunch" (Jan 2, 2018)
    Roetzel & Andress Expands Roetzel Consulting Solutions (Jul 17, 2017)
    Schuerlein Earns Mention in Crain's Cleveland Business (Mar 16, 2016)
    Schuerlein Joins Roetzel's Public Law Team (Mar 15, 2016)