Amy Bartemes is a partner whose practice focuses on commercial real estate law with a balanced client base of both public and private entities. Amy’s practice for public clients includes representing school districts and educational service centers in various real estate transactions, including purchase and sale contracts, leases, auctions, land exchange agreements, and easements. For public libraries, she assists clients in implementing the real estate component of their master facilities plans. Much of Amy’s practice also includes representing private developers in a broad range of real estate transactions, such as purchase and leasing agreements and development agreements.

With over 25 years of experience, Amy has a diverse background and has considerable experience in representing hospitals with medical office leases, representing various clients in civil and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, age discrimination, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, and has extensive knowledge in providing real estate counsel to wireless communication networks. Additionally, she has represented clients before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on various issues, including applicants before the Ohio Power Siting Board.


Vanderbilt University, J.D. (1993)

Oxford University, Magdalen College, Oxford, England, Institute on International and Comparative Law (1991)

Purdue University, B.A., magna cum laude (1990)

L'Universite of Strasbourg, France, certificate of proficiency in French (1989)


Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® – Real Estate Law (2020-2023)

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2022)

Listed, Who's Who in American Law

Professional Activities

Former Chair, Real Property Law Committee, Columbus Bar Association (2013–2015)

Member and Former Chair, Real Property Law Institute Planning Committee, Columbus Bar Association (2010–2022)

Founding Planning Committee Member, Real Estate Practice Education for Professionals (PREP), Columbus Bar Association (2015)

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Columbus Bar Association

Chair, Bricker Graydon Public Sector Real Property Committee

Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Former Member, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Columbus, OH

Former Vice Chair, Bricker Graydon Training Committee

Former Member, Bricker Graydon Recruiting Committee

Former Vice Chair, Bricker Graydon Talent Committee

Past Member, International Right of Way Association

Volunteer, United Way



Presentations & Publications

Additional Items

  • Author, "Best Practices in School District Real Estate Transactions," SBO Quarterly (June 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, "Ohio Real Property Case Law & Legislative Update," Ohio State Bar Association (December 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, "Buy, Sell or Lease: Real Estate Primer for School Districts," Wednesday Webinars, Bricker Graydon (March 2020; June 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, Shared Services and Local Government Cooperation," Ohio Economic Development Association Annual Summit (2019)
  • Presenter, "Real Property Issues for Schools," Buckeye Association of School administrators School Facilities & Safety Conference (March 2017; February 2018)

Outside The Office

Anyone who knows Amy knows that her true passion is her family. Amy and her husband Brian have four children at varying stages of adulthood, including one who has left the nest, two in college, and one in high school. Amy and Brian can often be found cheering on their children at sporting events, both at the high school and college levels. Amy also enjoys assisting her daughter who is a certified provider for children and adults with special needs.

Amy Bartemes, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Amy S. Bartemes

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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