Catherine Swartz serves as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in general obligation and revenue bond financings.

Catherine's clients include Ohio cities, counties, school districts, libraries and villages. She provides counsel to political subdivisions on issues related to campaign guidance, finance matters, tax levies, continuing disclosure filings, real estate, special assessments, public records, investment policies, sales and use tax, and ethics. Catherine is a frequent speaker for Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Library Council, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, Ohio Association of Public Treasurers, Ohio Association of Public Treasurers and Ohio Parks Association.

Catherine serves as Vice Chair for Business Development in Bricker Graydon LLP’s Public Sector Group.

For additional ways to contact Catherine Swartz, you can reach her assistant Kat Kazantseva at 216.523.5853 or by email.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. with honors, 2002); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal

The College of Wooster (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998); Phi Beta Kappa


Listed, Best Lawyers in America - Municipal Law – 2023 and 2024 and Public Finance Law - 2024

Professional Activities

Women in Public Finance, Ohio Chapter, Board Member

Boulevard Elementary, Parent Teacher Organization, President

Ohio Association of School Business Officials Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Member

Cleveland Gender Equity in the Legal Industry Forum, Planning Committee Member

The Tunnell Leadership Development Program, Class of 2019

Ladder Down, Class of 2019

YWCA Women’s Leadership Boot Camp, Class of 2011

Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2005

Stepstone Academy Board of Trustees, Former Member

University Heights Economic Development Committee, Former Member



Presentations & Publications

Catherine Swartz, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Catherine M. Swartz

  • 1350 Euclid Avenue
    Suite 650
    Cleveland, OH 44115 -1840


  • State of Ohio (2002)
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