Sherri Warner

Of Counsel, Roetzel Consulting Solutions Director
Columbus
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.723.2110
F 614.463.9792
P 614.723.2110 | F 614.463.9792



Overview

Sherri focuses her practice on lobbying and government relations. She has more than 25 years of political, association and government experience, with expertise in operations and management, lobbying and government relations, strategic planning, contract review, legal compliance and revenue generation. Throughout her career, Sherri has built a proven track record of success working with the Ohio Senate and collaborating with elected government officials.

As a former policy analyst for the Ohio Senate, Sherri has extensive knowledge of the legislative process. Her professional experience also includes the crafting of crucial legislation, such as tort reform, tax law changes and health care policy. She also formulated and implemented an out-of-state Workers' Compensation Program and helped pass legislation to limit company's out-of-state exposure. 

She spent more than a decade representing the Ohio Trucking Association providing her with in depth knowledge of the issues facing the transportation and logistics industry at both the state and federal level.  Her experience included working with companies of all sizes providing a wide range of services.

Sherri has served as a Beneficiary Ombudsman for the Bureau of Managed Care Division of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, as Legal Counsel for the Ohio Trucking Association, and as Legal Counsel and CFO of the Ohio Republican Party.

Experience
  • Managed grant programs fighting the opioid epidemic and infant mortality
  • Collaborated with Medicaid Managed Care Plans working to address public health issues including implicit bias, social determinants or health and the opioid crisis
  • Lobbyist to the Ohio General Assembly on behalf of a statewide trade association with more than 1,000 members
  • Worked with local, state and federal candidates on their election campaigns including research, policy development, ballot access and campaign finance compliance
  • Served on several coalitions supporting or opposing state legislation detrimental to industry, including tort reform, tax reform, and workers' compensation reform
Services

Education

  1. Capital University Law School, J.D.
  2. Kenyon College, B.A., Psychology

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Government Relations Practice (2024)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council
  • American Trucking Association, Litigation Board Member (past)
  • Ohio Board of Nursing, Member (2012-2017)
  • Canal Winchester Performing Arts Boosters
  • Lithopolis United Methodist Church, Administrative Council Member
  • Canal-Winchester Parent Teacher Organization, Past President

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Legislation Introduced in Ohio General Assembly to Increase Minimum Teacher Salaries (Apr 3, 2024)
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases 4 New Resource Documents Addressing Students With Disabilities Under Section 504 (Feb 21, 2024)
    Is the Title IX Final Rule Finally Coming? (Feb 6, 2024)
    Is the After School Satan Club Coming to Your School District? (Jan 3, 2024)
    Ohio Issue 2 Passes: Analysis of Impact on Schools (Nov 10, 2023)
  2. Presentations
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: Breakdown and Analysis of the Final 2023 Budget Bill (Part 3 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (July 2023)
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: HB33 – the Senate Version (Part 2 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (June 2023)
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: The Impact of Pending Legislation on Public School Districts (Part 1 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (April 2023)
    "2022 Federal and Ohio Legislative Update" - Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve (June 2022)
    "COVID-19 and Public Health Restrictions: What’s Now and What’s Next for Ohio Retail, Restaurants, and Bars" - Roetzel Webinar (October 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Earns Recognition in 2024 Best Lawyers (Aug 17, 2023)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Welcomes Experienced Lobbyists, Attorneys to Public Law Group (Feb 24, 2020)

Overview

Sherri focuses her practice on lobbying and government relations. She has more than 25 years of political, association and government experience, with expertise in operations and management, lobbying and government relations, strategic planning, contract review, legal compliance and revenue generation. Throughout her career, Sherri has built a proven track record of success working with the Ohio Senate and collaborating with elected government officials.

As a former policy analyst for the Ohio Senate, Sherri has extensive knowledge of the legislative process. Her professional experience also includes the crafting of crucial legislation, such as tort reform, tax law changes and health care policy. She also formulated and implemented an out-of-state Workers' Compensation Program and helped pass legislation to limit company's out-of-state exposure. 

She spent more than a decade representing the Ohio Trucking Association providing her with in depth knowledge of the issues facing the transportation and logistics industry at both the state and federal level.  Her experience included working with companies of all sizes providing a wide range of services.

Sherri has served as a Beneficiary Ombudsman for the Bureau of Managed Care Division of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, as Legal Counsel for the Ohio Trucking Association, and as Legal Counsel and CFO of the Ohio Republican Party.

Experience
  • Managed grant programs fighting the opioid epidemic and infant mortality
  • Collaborated with Medicaid Managed Care Plans working to address public health issues including implicit bias, social determinants or health and the opioid crisis
  • Lobbyist to the Ohio General Assembly on behalf of a statewide trade association with more than 1,000 members
  • Worked with local, state and federal candidates on their election campaigns including research, policy development, ballot access and campaign finance compliance
  • Served on several coalitions supporting or opposing state legislation detrimental to industry, including tort reform, tax reform, and workers' compensation reform

Education

  1. Capital University Law School, J.D.
  2. Kenyon College, B.A., Psychology

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Government Relations Practice (2024)

Affiliations

Community Affiliations
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council
  • American Trucking Association, Litigation Board Member (past)
  • Ohio Board of Nursing, Member (2012-2017)
  • Canal Winchester Performing Arts Boosters
  • Lithopolis United Methodist Church, Administrative Council Member
  • Canal-Winchester Parent Teacher Organization, Past President

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Legislation Introduced in Ohio General Assembly to Increase Minimum Teacher Salaries (Apr 3, 2024)
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases 4 New Resource Documents Addressing Students With Disabilities Under Section 504 (Feb 21, 2024)
    Is the Title IX Final Rule Finally Coming? (Feb 6, 2024)
    Is the After School Satan Club Coming to Your School District? (Jan 3, 2024)
    Ohio Issue 2 Passes: Analysis of Impact on Schools (Nov 10, 2023)
  2. Presentations
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: Breakdown and Analysis of the Final 2023 Budget Bill (Part 3 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (July 2023)
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: HB33 – the Senate Version (Part 2 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (June 2023)
    "The Road to the Budget Bill: The Impact of Pending Legislation on Public School Districts (Part 1 of 3)" - Roetzel Education Law Webinar (April 2023)
    "2022 Federal and Ohio Legislative Update" - Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve (June 2022)
    "COVID-19 and Public Health Restrictions: What’s Now and What’s Next for Ohio Retail, Restaurants, and Bars" - Roetzel Webinar (October 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel & Andress Earns Recognition in 2024 Best Lawyers (Aug 17, 2023)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Welcomes Experienced Lobbyists, Attorneys to Public Law Group (Feb 24, 2020)