Anne Marie Sferra is chair of the Litigation practice group. She has trial and appellate experience litigating a wide variety of commercial and insurance cases, including class actions, mortgage servicing litigation, life and health claims, bad faith claims and coverage issues. Anne Marie also has substantial experience handling many original actions, constitutional issues, tort reform issues and election law matters, including statewide initiative and referendum petitions.

In 2008, Anne Marie became the first Columbus-area attorney to be certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association. Anne Marie is counsel on numerous amicus curiae briefs, primarily in the Ohio Supreme Court, on behalf of statewide and national organizations, including the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Insurance Association, and others.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1985); Member, Ohio State National Moot Court Team; Recipient, Best Oral Argument Award, Sixth Circuit Moot Court Competition

Bowling Green State University (B.S., 1982)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation), 2010–2023

Listed, Top 25 Women Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013–2023

Listed, Top 50 Women Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2016–2023

Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Appellate; General Litigation; Insurance Coverage), 2009–2023

Recognized, ChambersUSA, Litigation: General Commercial - Band 2, 2021-2024; Band 3, 2011–2015, 2018–2020; Band 4, 2008–2010, 2016–2017

Recipient, 2021 Professionalism Award, Columbus Bar Association

Listed, Top 50 Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2017–2021, 2023

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Member of the Year, 2018

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Practice), 2014, 2018

Listed, Top 100 Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2017

Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized, Columbus Business First’s “The Verdict,” 2005

Recipient, Columbus Jaycees' Ten Outstanding Young Citizens of Greater Columbus Award, 1996

Professional Activities

Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI); State Representative for Ohio, Women in the Law (WITL) Committee, Appellate Law Committee, Insurance Law Committee

President, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA), 2014

Member, The Matriots Board of Trustees

Member, Legal Aid Society of Columbus Board of Trustees

Coach, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Hinton Andrews Kurth Moot Court Team

Member, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)

Member, TWIG 3 (Children's Hospital)

Former Chair, Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, Appellate Rules Committee

Former member, Steering Committee for Franklin County Republican Judicial Salute

Former member, Capital Area Humane Society Board of Trustees

Former member, American Heart Association Board of Trustees

Former member, Women Lawyers of Franklin County Board of Trustees

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist – Appellate Law

Ohio State Bar Association Appellate Law Specialty Board

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Ohio Women's Bar Association

Member, Columbus Bar Association




Presentations & Publications

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Anne Marie Sferra

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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