Women in Business Law Series: Owning the Firm

March 29, 2018 | 3/26/18 12:10 pm | Barrister Club

Join the Women in Business Law Series for an exciting panel discussion by three women attorneys about the rewards, challenges and risks involved in owning and operating your own law firm.  Katrina Lee, Moritz College of Law Clinical Professor of Law, and a former business law practitioner, will moderate.

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Susan Rhiel

Susan L. Rhiel was formerly the sole shareholder in Rhiel & Associates Co., LPA, a small boutique bankruptcy firm in Columbus, Ohio, founded in 2001, originally as Rhiel & Terlecky Co., LPA. She now serves as Of Counsel to the Law Office of Beth N. Miller, LLC, focusing her practice on all aspects of bankruptcy representation.

Before starting a law firm business, Rhiel was a partner at Thompson Hine LLP and Of Counsel at Frost Brown Todd LLC. Rhiel also served as a panel trustee in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. Her practice involves both debtor and creditor representation in chapter 7 and 11 matters, as well as representation of bankruptcy trustees.

Rhiel is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy related topics, and is listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation-Bankruptcy (2011–2017). She has served numerous organizations including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and is a 2011 Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Rhiel earned her Juris Doctor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Mary Lewis Turner

After graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Lewis Turner started her own law practice, Mary E. Lewis, Esq. LLC, focusing in the practice areas of plaintiff’s employment law and domestic law. The practice was featured in the October 2012 edition of Columbus CEO magazine.

In 2012, Lewis Turner joined Einstein Law, LLC, to continue her practice in the areas of employment law and domestic law.  Lewis Turner is one of the few black attorneys who practices plaintiffs’ employment law in Columbus, Westerville and other cities in the Central Ohio area.  She is also a divorce attorney, a trained collaborative divorce attorney and a trained mediator.  Lewis Turner also assists her clients in drafting Wills and other estate planning documents to best serve her clients.

Prior to starting her practice, Lewis Turner clerked for Chester, Willcox, & Saxbe LLP in Columbus, the Ohio Senate and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Section.

Lewis Turner earned her Juris Doctor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Sherri Dahl

Sherri Dahl is owner of Dahl Law LLC, which she opened in 2015, after over a decade of legal practice with large firms. Sherri provides legal services in business and municipal legal, solvency and financial matters, including: bankruptcy, employment law, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, insolvency and restructuring, litigation among other matters. Sherri is also an author and speaker on a wide variety of legal and business topics.

Before opening her own firm, Dahl was a partner with Roetzel & Andress LPA, and a principal with Squire Sanders, where she represented clients in diverse industries, including insurance, banking and financial services, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and private equity, among others. Notably, Dahl worked with a team of lawyers representing the debtor holding company for the fourth largest bank failure of 2009. She also advised creditors in the Detroit bankruptcy.

Dahl earned her Juris Doctor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.


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