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Christopher Slagle, Christopher

Christopher Slagle

Bricker & Eckler LLP
Columbus, OH
(614) 227-8826

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental & Energy
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Public Finance and Incentives
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Waste Management


  • Miami University (B.A., 1995)
  • Capital University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004); Order of the Curia; Order of the Barristers; Associate Editor, Capital University Law Review; Moot Court Board; Winner of the 2002 Tulane University Law School National Moot Court Competition

Professional Experience

Chris Slagle is chair of the Bricker & Eckler Government Relations group and a member of the Regulated Industries group. He practices in the areas of government relations; real estate, including land use, development and zoning; banking law and financial services; transportation and logistics; consumer finance and mortgage banking. Chris is also a member of the Firm’s Shale, Oil and Gas practice as well as the Southeast Ohio Initiative.

His government relations work includes representation of political parties, candidates, statewide ballot committees, corporations and businesses, and political action committees in all aspects of election law issues and campaign finance compliance and as an advocate for them before the Ohio Election Commission, boards of elections, and in litigation in state and federal courts. He also represents and acts as a lobbyist for various trade associations, businesses, and corporate entities before the Ohio General Assembly.

In the real estate area he represents businesses, developers, and political subdivisions in complex zoning, land use, annexation, and land development issues and appears before planning, development, and zoning commissions in zoning, variance, annexation, and related public service matters. He also represents wireless communications carriers in zoning matters and public hearings, including negotiations with law directors, city attorneys, and county prosecutors and other public officials.

Chris provides representation to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions in various regulatory and compliance matters and to mortgage banks, lenders, and consumer finance organizations in licensure, regulatory, and compliance issues. He also provides representation to transportation and trucking companies and logistics operators in regulatory and compliance issues.

Chris is a former spokesman, speechwriter, and federal policy liaison for the former Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Auditor of State Betty D. Montgomery; a senior staff member and Director of Communications for Ohio Congressman Paul E. Gillmor; a legislative aide for former Ohio State Senator Karen L. Gillmor; and a district representative for former Ohio Congressman Frank A. Cremeans.

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