Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer has appointed Sarah Morrison as Chief Legal Counsel. Morrison will be a member of BWC’s executive staff responsible for coordinating all legal activities for BWC, providing legal advice and assistance, and acting as chief ethics officer for the agency.
“Sarah has shown an impressive level of legal ability and leadership over her 15 year career,” said Buehrer. “We are pleased to have her at BWC to help manage the challenges of complex workers’ compensation law, and join our efforts to serve Ohio’s employers and injured workers.”
Morrison was most recently a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP in Columbus. She has specialized in all types of civil and commercial litigation, including complex litigation and class actions. Her trial practice involved appearances in federal and state courts, and she has argued before the Ohio Supreme Court. She has also represented clients before the Ohio Elections Commission and Ohio General Assembly.
She is also a lecturer in the areas of professionalism, legislation and civil litigation. Other areas of experience include employment law, contracts, business divorces, environmental law, elections and consumer claims.
Morrison began her career as a law clerk with the Chester Wilcox & Saxbe law firm, which merged earlier this year with the Taft firm. She served one year as a judicial law clerk for Judge John D. Holschuh of the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
Morrison earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. She was named an Ohio Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine and was recipient of Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2005.
Morrison began her duties at BWC today.
Source: Ohio BWC