Aaron Schmidt was appointed to the State Employment Relations Board by Governor John R. Kasich effective January 2, 2014. Mr. Schmidt is an attorney with extensive legal experience in both the public and private sectors.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Schmidt served as legal counsel to the Ohio Lottery Commission. Mr. Schmidt provided legal advice to the Lottery on a variety of legal matters, including contracts, compliance, litigation, labor relations, intellectual property, public records, and administrative law. He assisted in the promulgation of administrative rules, policies, and procedures, and represented the Lottery at hearings before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). He advised the Executive Director, Commissioners, and the Governor’s Office on legal matters affecting the Lottery.
Prior to serving at the Ohio Lottery Commission, Mr. Schmidt practiced law in two Cleveland private law firms and managed litigation in a corporate legal department. His practice has encompassed a wide range of experience in employment matters and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Schmidt earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, he earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and he completed the Intensive Mediation program at Capital University Law School’s Center for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Schmidt is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.