COLUMBUS — The Dinsmore & Shohl LLP law firm and consultant Tom Fries Sr., a former Ohio state lawmaker, said they have jointly formed a new consulting company called Dinsmore Fries Public Sector Advisors LLC to serve clients across Ohio.
The new company will operate out of Dinsmore & Shohl’s Columbus law office, the participants said in a joint statement Friday, Feb. 5.
Fries and fellow consultant Kari Hertel will provide the consulting services, specializing in representing clients before legislative bodies and state, federal and local government agencies. The consulting group also will work with D&S Consulting LLC, the government relations arm of Dinsmore & Shohl that was formed in May 2008.
Fries has been a public-sector consultant since 1985 when he formed Tom Fries Associates following 14 years of service in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate.