Kegler Brown Welcomes Sheila Boehner to Government Affairs Team

Kegler Brown is excited to announce the addition of Sheila Willamowski Boehner to the firm’s government affairs practice, where she will be advocating for clients before state and local government bodies.

Sheila brings extensive experience in the innerworkings of Ohio state government and the political ecosystem, having most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Executive Counsel to the Speaker at the Ohio House of Representatives under Speaker Robert Cupp.

“We are excited to have Sheila on our team. She has worked at all levels of government and has experience in – and with - every Ohio state-level branch of government. And, she has taken the time to cultivate relationships with people,” said Steve Tugend, Director and Chair of Kegler Brown’s Government Affairs practice. “She will be a tremendous asset to our clients in her roles as both an attorney and as a lobbyist. She has only been here one month and has already assisted our clients in matters from coast to coast – literally.”

Before joining Kegler Brown and in addition to her previous roles with the Ohio House as a Policy Director and Deputy Legal Counsel for the Ohio House Majority Caucus, Sheila served as Deputy Legal Counsel for Ohio State Treasurer Robert Sprague, and as Deputy Elections Counsel for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. She previously staffed the Ohio House Civil Justice and Criminal Justice Committees for the House Majority Caucus; and gained additional insight into the process to create Ohio’s Administrative Code as she staffed the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review for Speaker Cupp.

“I was drawn to Kegler Brown because of the firm’s deep roots in the political and legal worlds of Ohio, their culture, and their commitment to excellence. I could not have imagined a more perfect fit to do what I wanted to do next, and I’m immensely thankful for the opportunity,” said Boehner.

Sheila received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice from Ohio Northern University.