Rachael Mains is a government relations attorney with professional experience working in Ohio legislative and administrative environments. She collaborates with clients to monitor laws and regulations and represents their interests before legal and regulatory decision-makers.

Rachael is closely familiar with the legislative process and knows what it takes to effectively communicate with legislators and their staffs. She utilizes her unique experiences from the legislative and the executive branches to analyze and conclude the practical implications of pending legislation.

Having worked side-by-side with area legislators and commissioners, Rachael has participated in several important statewide initiatives. In her role as an aide to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) commissioner, she was involved in the drafting and launch of “PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future,” PUCO’s grid modernization effort. Rachael collaborated with others to creatively determine solutions for regulatory issues. Likewise, she has served as a senior legislative aide, legislative aide and an office page within the Ohio Senate, performing research and analysis of pending legislation. Additionally, in her Senate roles, Rachael assisted in the drafting and amending of legislation.

Rachael regularly represents the Ohio Hospital Association in electric cases before the PUCO and advises hospitals regarding ratemaking proceedings, energy efficiency, energy procurement, distributed energy resource opportunities and all PUCO regulatory matters that potentially impact the unique needs of health care providers.


Capital University Law School (J.D.), 2019; Dean’s List

Wittenberg University (B.A. in Political Science), 2015

Professional Activities

Member, Red Shoes Society - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

Member, Class of 2020, Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute



Blog Posts

Presentations & Publications


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Rachael N. Mains

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2019
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio Women in Government (OWIG)
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
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