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Ms. Anne Marie Sferra

Bricker & Eckler LLP
Regular Member
100 S. Third St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-227-2394
Fax: 614-227-2390
Web Site:

Law School: Ohio State University College of Law (1985)

Practice Areas:

• Appellate Practice Group
• Insurance, Banks & Financial Services
• Manufacturing & Logistics

Areas of Practice
As a member of the legal team to the 200-member Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice,
Anne Marie has been involved with tort reform efforts in Ohio for nearly a decade.
Also, she has been actively involved in appellate litigation related to tort reform
measures, including filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Ohio Hospital
Association, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, the American Insurance
Association, and others.

Anne Marie has experience litigating insurance cases (including class actions, ERISA,
bad faith claims, and coverage issues) and cases involving a variety of business and
contract-related claims (including physician recruitment agreements and exclusive
services agreements).

Additionally, Anne Marie has election law experience in both state and federal court.
Anne Marie has litigated statewide petition initiative issues and was involved in
several cases surrounding the 2004 Presidential election.

Representative Experience
Member of legal counsel team to the 200-member Ohio Alliance for Civil
Justice to reform Ohio's tort laws under Ohio House Bill 350, Ohio Senate
Bill 120, Ohio House Bill 292, and Ohio Senate Bill 80
• Counsel on numerous amicus curiae briefs, primarily in the Ohio Supreme
Court, including:
• In Re All Kelley & Ferraro Asbestos Cases
• State ex rel. AFL-CIO v. Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County
• Russell v. A-Best Products
• Lee-Lipstreu v. Chubb
• In Re Estate of Monahan
• Lemm v. The Hartford
• Dardinger v. Anthem
• Luckenbill v. Midwestern Indemnity
• Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler
• Johnson v. Microsoft
• Wilson v. Brush-Wellman
• Howland v. Purdue Pharma
• Valentine v. PPG Industries
• Burkhart v. CNA
• Agudo de Uzhca v. Derham
• Tucker v. Wilson
• Shaw v. State Farm
• Ferrando v. Auto Owners
• Thomson v. OHIC
• Marrone v. Phillip Morris
• Cleveland Mobile Radio Sales v. Verizon Wireless
• Robinson v. Bates

Community and Professional Activities
• Member American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and
Columbus Bar Association
• Member OACTA
• Member DRI
• Speaker - at Mealey’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference, at Ohio
State Bar Association Convention, and at various other seminars
• Former member of Steering Committee for Franklin County Republican
Judicial Salute
• Former member of Capital Area Humane Society Board of Trustees
• Former member of American Heart Association Board of Trustees
• Former member of Women Lawyers of Franklin County Board of Trustees
• Member TWIG 3 (Children's Hospital)
• Member Childhood League

Awards and Recognition
• Recipient, Columbus Jaycees' Ten Outstanding Young Citizens of Greater
Columbus Award, 1996
• Recognition in Business First’s “The Verdict” - 2005

• "No Tort Victim, No Tortfeasor, No Tort Reform Law in Ohio," published in
the March 3, 2000 edition of the Washington Legal Foundation's Legal
• "New Ohio Asbestos Reform Law Protects Victims and State Economy"
published in the August 6, 2004 edition of the Washington Legal
Foundation's Legal Backgrounder
• "Once Again…Ohio Legislators Approve Comprehensive Tort Reform,"
published in the May 20, 2005 edition of the Washington Legal Foundation's
Legal Backgrounder

• Bowling Green State University (B.S., 1982)
• The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1985)
• Member of Ohio State National Moot Court Team
• Recipient of Best Oral Argument Award, Sixth Circuit Moot Court

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