Public Law & Finance

Roetzel Consulting Solutions

Roetzel Consulting Solutions LLC (RCS) is a full-service, bipartisan consulting company. Our professionals have decades of experience representing clients where the private and public sectors intersect. We create innovative strategies to help define and reach client objectives. While some members of our team are licensed attorneys, RCS provides consulting services, not legal advice. Often our work is complementary to the legal work of Roetzel & Andress attorneys.

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Our Team

Lewis W. Adkins, Jr., President, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

With decades of public affairs experience, Lewis is a sought-after advisor for procurement, government relations, and for creating and executing complex strategies to help clients reach their goals. He serves as lead strategist to numerous large, public and private entities throughout Ohio and Washington, D.C. He has also advised developers on several multi-million dollar development projects. His clients include public and private entities, as well as diversified energy companies, governmental entities, housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Lewis is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Akron.

While he is a licensed attorney and admitted to the Bar in Ohio, Lewis is not providing legal advice in his role as President of Roetzel Consulting Solutions.

Galen L. Schuerlein, Director, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

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.

Diana M. Feitl, Director, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

Diana counsels small and large companies, government organizations, and nonprofit entities on legislative matters in a diverse range of industries.

Prior to joining RCS, Diana worked in Washington, D.C. for a Member of Congress where she staffed key committees, including the House Committee on Rules, the Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Commerce Committee. She also worked at a government relations firm in Washington, D.C. where she represented clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on a variety of federal issues, including those related to health care, education, and transportation.

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

Jason Dodson, Director, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

As Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Jason focuses on providing comprehensive solutions to both public and private clients alike, including governmental relations, economic development, business development, communications and crisis management. He understands that most complex matters involve strategic, practical and political considerations, and he assists his clients in balancing these dynamics during their decisions-making process. Jason’s experience in local and state government and politics enable him to provide unique and valuable insight to obtain his client’s desired outcome.

Jason is well-versed in developing and assisting public-private partnerships that have advanced projects in many Northeast Ohio communities. Given his years of experience on the public side of these transactions, he is able to represent both local governments looking to improve their communities through investment, as well as private entities looking to navigate the complex framework of local, state and federal laws to make a development project a reality. Jason’s project management skills and his detailed knowledge of the landscape of local and state incentives, programs and assistance can be critical to ensuring your project’s success.

Prior to joining Roetzel and Andress, Jason served as Chief of Staff to two County Executives in Summit County, Ohio over an 11-year period. Immediately prior to serving as Chief of Staff, he served as Assistant Director of Law for Summit County. He also represented public, for-profit and non-profit clients before joining the Summit County Executive’s Office.

Sherri Warner, Director, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

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.

Katherine M. Caprez, Director, Roetzel Consulting Solutions

Katherine "Katie" Caprez is a member of Roetzel Consulting Solutions' team working at the Statehouse lobbying on behalf of clients. She is involved in all aspects of lobbying, including monitoring legislation, providing direction and insight on new or existing legislation, and engaging with members of the Ohio Senate and House on various issues.

Katie has spent the last 2.5 years working as a Legislative Aide for State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) of the 79th House District. She assisted with legislation, conducted research, and communicated on behalf of Representative Koehler with constituents, community organizations, and lobbyists. Katie has also assisted the House Republican caucus with fundraising and campaign logistics. In the last campaign cycle, she directed on-the-ground logistics for fundraising events, composed donor mail pieces on behalf of candidates, and engaged grassroots supporters across Ohio with get-out-the-vote efforts.