Jill is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate group.  She focuses her practice in commercial real estate with an emphasis on zoning, land use regulation and developer representation.

Notable experience includes:

  • Assisting in the annexation, zoning and entitlement of several large mixed-use developments, including several master associations and golf course resort communities
  • Assisting in the negotiation and preparation of documentation for real estate purchase and sales contracts and commercial leases, as well as the preparation and organization of condominium, homeowners and master associations

Jill is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.  She has also presented seminars on planned unit developments, land use, subdivision of land, variances and conditional uses.

Jill received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her B.A. cum laude from Denison University where she received the Presidential Medal, the highest honor for exemplary leadership and community service.

Before joining Vorys, Jill worked at the law firms of Plank & Brahm (2005-2006), Lucas, Prendergast, Albright, Gibson & Newman (1998-2004) and Ricketts & Onda Co., L.P.A. (1996-1998).

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Economic Development Law, 2024; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2007-2024

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Land Use & Zoning, 2023; Real Estate Law, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015

Business First, 40 Under 40, 2000

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2007-2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Land Use/Zoning, 2006-2007, 2010

Professional & Community Activities

The Childhood League Center, Board of Directors 2018

Ohio State University Center for Real Estate, Advisory Board 2018

LeaderSpark, Inc., Board of Directors, 2000 to present

Franklin County Residential Services, Inc., Board of Trustees, 1999 to present

Junior League of Columbus, Board of Directors, 2000-2005

Leadership Columbus, Class of 2001

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1996

Denison University, B.A., cum laude, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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