With experience in both law and architecture, Leah Thorsen collaborates with her team and her clients in the procurement of Ohio public design and construction contracts. She is specifically skilled in the areas of construction and real estate law, construction litigation support, architectural design and drafting, legal analysis, research and writing. She is also well-versed in both the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code, especially as it applies to construction and real estate transactions.

A former law clerk with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Leah has supported a variety of projects undertaken by agencies, school districts and cultural centers. She has experience reviewing, interpreting and amending Ohio public design and construction contracts, as well as preparing legal documents. This includes correspondence, memoranda, claim evaluations, mediation statements and commission resolutions. In this role, she also provided support throughout the claims and dispute process.

Industries & Practices


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2022; Recipient, Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Law Scholarship; Production Editor, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; Events Chair; Real Estate Law Association

University of Cincinnati (B.S. in Architecture), 2019; Recipient, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Scholarship; Member, Mock Trial Team

Professional Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

Leah Thorsen, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Leah Thorsen

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio, 2022
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