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The Ohio Supreme Court can be an effective venue for pursuing law or policy changes through judicial precedent. A business, trade or professional association, or local government with this goal can benefit from representation by an Ohio Supreme Court lawyer with experience practicing before the state’s highest court.

Cases pending before the Ohio Supreme Court proceed differently than cases in county trial courts and require knowledge of the Court’s specific rules and procedures. The Ohio Supreme Court lawyers at Graff & McGovern offer experience representing numerous clients in matters before the Ohio Supreme Court and how to present issues to the Court.

Contact Graff & McGovern at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to discuss how filing a case or amicus curiae brief with the Ohio Supreme Court may support the goals of a business, organization, or local government.

About the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court is the highest state court, with both appellate and original jurisdiction.

Appeals may be taken from Ohio’s regional Courts of Appeals. In addition, appeals from the Board of Tax Appeals and from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio go directly to the Supreme Court.

Of importance to public policy, the Supreme Court enjoys original jurisdiction in considering an extraordinary writ of Mandamus. This historic writ from the English church courts is used when a public official refuses to act pursuant to law, whether in state or local government. Public policy initiatives may begin at the Supreme Court in this way, binding the entire state and all public officials to the resulting precedent.

An effective strategy in cases of statewide interest is to file amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs, highlighting our clients’ interest in particular public policy communications.

Contact Our Ohio Supreme Court Attorneys Today

Graff & McGovern offers significant experience practicing before the Ohio Supreme Court in various types of cases. A government affairs lawyer at our firm routinely appear in appeals heard by the Supreme Court, representing the interests of diverse clients that include businesses, trade and professional associations, local governments, and others.

We are experienced in drafting advocacy pleadings and petitions for original writs. We also offer experience with oral argument before the bench.

Contact Our Ohio Supreme Court attorneys at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to learn more about how we can represent a client’s interests before the Ohio Supreme Court.