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Ohio Diversity Council honors Plunkett Cooney partner Corl


The Ohio Diversity Council recently honored Christina L. Corl  of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, as being among the “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Ohio.”

Corl received the award during the 10th Annual Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference in October at the Westin Columbus. The conference was established by the council to educate and create local dialogue on diversity and inclusion and to celebrate the wide array of differences in the surrounding communities.

“Receiving this award was such an honor and a surprise,” said Corl, who serves as the managing partner of Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio office. “I’m very lucky that my practice allows me to work with wonderful people in some truly fascinating areas of the law.”

Corl, who is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, was honored along with nine other business executives because they exemplify leadership excellence and because they have championed diversity and inclusion throughout their careers.

The Ohio Diversity Council, which is a part of the National Diversity Council, is comprised of four councils from Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. The council promotes diversity in the workplace and the community, develops leaders educated in and aware of all aspects of diversity and develops youth programs that support diversity education and awareness.

Admitted to practice in Ohio, Michigan and Georgia, Corl focuses her litigation practice primarily on employer liability issues. She also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, product liability, premises liability, professional liability and municipal law. 

Corl’s clients include national retailers and corporations, governmental entities, including law enforcement personnel, and nonprofit organizations. She also has the distinction of serving as Associate General Counsel to the Board of Directors of the USA Track & Field Association and having previously served as Associate General Counsel to the National Fraternal Order of Police. 

Additionally, Corl serves as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In this capacity, she represents The Ohio State University, Miami University and the University of Cincinnati in employment and Title IX disputes. Her special counsel duties extend to other state agencies, including the Ohio Department of Insurance, Department of Corrections and Secretary of State. 

A summa cum laude graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1994, Corl graduated first in her class and received numerous academic accolades. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University in 1991.  

Plunkett Cooney established its office in downtown Columbus, just blocks from the state capitol in January 2001. Members of the firm’s Columbus office provide a full-range of litigation and transactional services in the areas of banking and finance law, bankruptcy, corporate law, real estate law, insurance law, professional liability, title insurance, general and commercial litigation, personal injury, premises liability and employment law. 

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in 11 offices located in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, an international directory of law firms, and it has been ranked as one of the 2018 “Best Law Firms” in the nation by U.S. World News – Best Lawyers® .

For more information about Plunkett Cooney attorney Christina Corl’s recent honor from the Ohio Diversity Council, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or 

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