Becky Princehorn is a partner in Bricker Graydon’s Public Finance group. Her practice emphasizes school and local government law.

She served as bond counsel for the first Ohio income tax-backed school district bonds; the first publicly offered Public Library Fund-backed library notes; the first Ohio K-12 state co-funded (OFCC) project on a state university campus; the first sale of Ohio school district bonds to the USDA; the first Ohio general obligation bond issue with a local government fund pledge; the first Ohio municipal general obligation bond issue for housing; the first Ohio school district minibond issue; and the first Ohio voted bond issues for a community college district and a state community college.

She has also structured collaborations between local governments, particularly those involving school districts, and gifts to local governments. Becky is a frequent lecturer on public finance for several organizations, including the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Library Council, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, Ohio Township Association, Ohio Association of Public Treasurers, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

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


Otterbein College (now Otterbein University), (B.A. with honors, 1978)

University of Kansas (J.D., 1981)

University of Kansas (Master of Public Administration, 1982)

Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Graduate, 2016


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law; Public Finance Law), 2010–2023

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Education Law; Public Finance Law), 2014, 2022

Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Worthington Board of Education, 2001

Recipient, Business First "Forty Under 40" award, 1993

Recipient, Community Service Award, Columbus Bar Association, 1987

Named, Ohio "Young Career Woman of 1983," Ohio Federation of Business and Professional Women

Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities

Board Member, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Board of Trustees, Otterbein University, 2010-2022

Vice Chair, Support Ohio Schools

Invited Participant, Ohio Department of Education Ballot Consent, Credit Enhancement Program Work Groups

Professional Development Task Force, Ohio Association of School Business Officials

Former Chair, Worthington Community Improvement Corporation

Board Member, Worthington McConnell Arts Center

Board Member, Worthington Resource Pantry

Chair, Friends of the Worthington Public Libraries

Member, City of Worthington Charter Review Commission, 2016

Fundraising Chair, City of Worthington Income Tax Campaign, 2010

Co-Chair, Operating Levy Campaigns, Worthington City Schools, 2009 and 2000

Thomas Worthington High School: Activity Club, 2006-2008; President, Girls Lacrosse Parents Club, 2006-2008

Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Worthington Educational Foundation

Former President, Worthington City Schools PTA Council

Former President, Thomas Worthington High School PTSO

Former President, Kilbourne Middle School PTSA

Former President, Wilson Hill Elementary PTO

Former Member, Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board; Chair, 1992-1994

Former Member, Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board

Former Member, Board of Zoning Adjustment, City of Columbus, Ohio

Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

Member, St. Martha Giving Circle


$38,009,000 Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, School Facilities Construction and Improvement Bonds, Series 2015

$11,005,000 Eastwood Local School District, Certificates of Participation, Series 2015

$92,285,000 Columbus Metropolitan Library, Library Fund Facilities Notes, Series 2012



Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Additional Items

  • Former Editor, Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Local Government Law-Township, published by Thomson/Reuters Publishing
  • Co-author, “Election Update: HB 140 Aftermath and AOS Campaign Guidance,” Ohio Municipal League, Cities and Villages, 2023
  • Co-author, “Levy and Bond Issue Campaign Guidance Primer,” Ohio Township Association, Ohio Township News, 2023
  • Co-author, "HB 140 Brings Changes to Property Tax Levies and Voted Bond Issues," County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Counselor Corner, Fall Edition, 2022
  • Speaker, Athletic Facilities with Booster Support, Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference, November 2021
  • Co-author, "Ballot Questions and Issues: Behind the Scenes," Ohio School Board Association Journal, October 2021
  • Speaker, "Levy/Bond Planning and the Relationship with Economic Development," Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), September 2021
  • Speaker, “Pipeline Valuation, Appeal Status and Legal Update,” Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Summer Workshop, June 2021
  • Speaker, "Levy Planning," Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities," December 2020
  • Speaker, "OFCC ELPP Reconstituted," Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference, November 2020
  • Speaker, "Pipeline Update," Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO), Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Webinar, October 2020
  • Speaker, "Navigating Project Financing," Ohio Library Council, October 2020
  • Co-author, "Cash Management 2.0 - Unvoted Options for Navigating Cash Flow Deficits," SBO Quarterly, September 2020
  • Author, "Legal Concepts Underlying Boosters and Capital Projects," Ohio School Boards Association Journal, June 2018
  • Speaker, "County School Financing Districts," Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA), June 2018
  • Speaker, "Problem Solving in the Economic Development Context," Ohio Association of Public Treasurers (OAPT) Public Finance Officers Training Institute, June 2017
  • Presenter, "Fiscal Caution, Watch, Emergency - Is Anybody There?," Ohio Association of School Business Officials, April 2017
  • Presenter, “Conforming Boundaries,” Ohio Township Association Winter Conference, January 2017

Outside The Office

Becky enjoys seeing all things grow, especially the next generation.

Fitness and nature are a favorite combination of Becky’s.

Becky is a graduate of the 135th class of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, America's oldest continuous book club. She received her diploma at the Hall of Philosophy in Chautauqua, New York.

Traveling is best for Becky when it involves family. She enjoyed Perth, Australia, with husband and Welsh kids and grandkids in July 2018. 

Rebecca Princehorn, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Rebecca C. Princehorn

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1981
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