Kevin Murch Perez & Morris

Contact

cschnupp@perez-morris.com

D | (614) 396-3834

O | (614) 431-1500

8000 Ravine’s Edge Court

Suite 300

Columbus, Ohio  43235

 

Practice

Business Litigation

Labor & Employment

Municipal & Civil Rights Litigation

Premises Liability

Special Investigations & Fraud

 

Education

Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2009

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2006

Celia M. Schnupp

Attorney

Celia Schnupp joined Perez Morris in 2019. She serves as a strategic legal partner for large corporations, small businesses, medical practices and individuals. Celia effectively manages her clients’ litigation, compliance, employment and general business needs. As an advocate for her clients in a variety of settings, she delivers creative and effective solutions, while balancing business needs with each client’s definition of a successful outcome.

Celia is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, trying cases at all levels of state and federal courts. Her background includes complex business litigation, employment defense, including the defense of discrimination claims, healthcare fraud and billing compliance, HIPAA, trade secret/non-compete disputes, and contract disputes involving fraud, misrepresentation and bad faith.

With more than a decade of experience, her confident demeanor in court was developed from her experience as a staff attorney to the Honorable Richard A. Frye in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, working on the specialized Commercial Docket.  Prior to joining Perez Morris, Celia was an attorney with the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister.

Celia enjoys “passing the torch” by helping girls and women develop their interests and create a foundation for a successful career. She also loves spending time with her children and large extended family.

 

Admissions

Ohio, 2009

>United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

>United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

 

Memberships & Affiliations

>Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Board Member

>Ohio State Bar Association, Member

>Federal Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, Member

>Columbus Bar Association, Member

>Common Pleas Committee, Former Chair

>New Lawyers Committee, Former Chair

>Barrister’s Leadership Program Planning Committee, Former Member

>Chester Professionalism Institute Continuing Legal Education, Organizer and Co-Chair, April 2019

 

Presentations

>Women in the Profession: Digging into the WLFC Survey Results, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Moderator, 2018

>Chester Professionalism Institute Continuing Legal Education, Presenter, Fall 2012

 

Publications

>Should You Trust Your Digital Assistant?, Columbus Business First, October 2017

>WLFC Celebrates 75 Years with Women in the Profession Survey, Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Fall 2017

>Gender bias, yes, but less, featured in Columbus Business First, May 2017

>Amidst changes, relationships will always be important in law, The Daily Reporter, May 2014

 

Awards & Recognition

>Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2018 – present

>Capital University Law School’s Young Alumnus of the Year, 2018

>Barrister’s Leadership Program, Columbus Bar Association

 

Board Positions & Community Service

>The Ohio State University Dance Team Alumni Society Board, President, 2016 – present

>Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Board Officer and Chair of Women in the Profession Committee, 2015 – present; Treasurer, 2020-2021

>Neighborhood HOA Board of Directors, Secretary, 2020

>Re-Elect Judge Frye Committee, Treasurer, 2016