Bobbie Sprader's practice is devoted almost exclusively to defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice, wrongful death actions, and personal injury cases with jury trial experience and appeals court arguments throughout Ohio. She served as lead counsel in Comer v. Risko, successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court, establishing that hospitals are only primarily responsible for their employees, not for their independent contractors.

Bobbie Sprader devotes herself exclusively to health care litigation. Her practice includes the defense of physicians and hospitals facing claims of medical negligence and wrongful death, and she represents providers during investigations by the various professional boards. In that role, she has over two decades of experience in the courtroom conducting jury trials, arguing to various appellate courts and arguing before the Ohio Supreme Court. She also provides a wide variety of educational, advisory and litigation support services to hospitals and various health care providers.

An invited speaker on legal issues relevant to the medical community, Bobbie has presented on behalf of numerous medical and legal organizations. This includes involvement in a program where both resident physicians and laws students learn about depositions, from their various perspectives. She has also testified before the Ohio Legislature on behalf of the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio State Medical Association. Her goal is always to provide outstanding legal representation while tending to the personal and professional needs of her clients and their legal challenges.

Industries & Practices


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 1994

Bowling Green State University (B.S., cum laude), 1991


Listed, AVVO Superb Attorney Rating, 2022

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants), 2020, 2023

Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants), 2015–2023

Recognized, Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial with a Band 4 ranking, 2013–2018

Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense), 2010–2014, 2018–2020

Professional Activities

Member, Ohio Hospital Association

Member, Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys

Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys




Presentations & Publications

Bobbie Sprader, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Bobbie S. Sprader

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1994
  • Admitted, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
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