COLUMBUS, OH — Shumaker Partner Larry Obhof, the former Ohio Senate President, has been a driving force in reshaping the legal landscape through his work with The Buckeye Institute (Buckeye), an Ohio think tank. A recent Columbus Dispatch article explained that Buckeye has become a leading player in shaping the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda through their work as amicus curiae in key cases. Obhof was specifically featured for his work in crafting amicus briefs in cases dealing with important questions of constitutional law.
Obhof's career is marked by his unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of justice, fairness, and the U.S. Constitution.
"I am proud of my work to preserve individual rights and peoples’ freedoms and core constitutional principles like the separation of powers,” Obhof remarked. "It's been a privilege to be part of these efforts to advance free-market public policies and adherence to the U.S. Constitution."
Obhof is a member of Shumaker’s Litigation and Disputes Service Line, where he focuses his practice on litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has experience in a variety of matters involving antitrust, fiduciary duties, torts, contracts, elections law, and employment law.
In his amicus practice, Obhof helps clients raise issues that are important to them, but which might not have been raised or fully developed by the parties in the case. These have included statutory issues and high-profile matters involving a range of constitutional questions such as, among others, questions related to property rights, the Commerce Clause, the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause, the Second Amendment, tax issues arising under Article I and the Sixteenth Amendment, and the requirements for Article III standing.
Obhof continues to be a prominent figure in advocating for the rule of law. He is a former board member of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (now known as the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation), the statewide umbrella organization for legal aid. Earlier this year, Obhof was selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association.