Jennifer T. Mills - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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Jennifer T. Mills

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 614-227-2280

Ms. Mills has been affiliated with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP for more than 30 years, as a law clerk, associate, equity partner and, currently, as counsel-to-the-firm.  Her practice throughout her career has centered on finance and financial institutions, both financing transactions, loan restructures and finance-related litigation.  She has served as counsel to the agent, lender, or borrower in sophisticated financing arrangements.   She has defended lenders in litigation, including the defense of class actions related to loans and leases.  She also has provided advice to financial institutions on a wide variety of issues involving loan and deposit products and transactions. She has been involved in numerous loan workouts and the liquidation of real and personal property collateral.  In addition, she has served out-of-state lenders and borrowers as local Ohio counsel in multi-state transactions.

Despite her busy practice, Ms. Mills throughout her career has been actively involved in law firm management and administration.  She was the long-time chair of the Porter Wright's ttechnology committee, which manages the firm's internal teachnology resources, and the firm's opinion committee, which oversees the firm's third-party opinion practice.  Over the years she also participated in the firm's directing partner committee, recruiting committee, strategic planning and legal research groups.   

Ohio Wesleyan UniversityBA 1979The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1983
Ohio State Bar Association

Client Comments

"In working with Jennifer Mills, I found her to be highly experienced and very knowledgeable, not only of the law, but of the facts in our case as well. Unlike most attorneys, Ms. Mills answered the phone every time I called her. She was very helpful and enthusiastic and she was willing to take the time to explain the details and direction of the case, as well as the potential outcomes."

"Jennifer Mills is a very experienced commercial law attorney and litigator who has handled significant matters for the Bank, including defense of class actions related to mortgage transactions, consumer disclosure matters, and account fees. She is very effective in resolving matters on favorable terms and minimizing legal expenses. She works well with attorneys in the Legal Department and other representatives of the Bank since she responds quickly to phone calls, emails, and other messages, and communicates clearly in terms that laymen can understand. She is always well prepared and represents the Bank in a professional manner."

-John Liebersbach
Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel
The Huntington National Bank

"Jennifer has handled our banking legal work for more than 15 years. I have a great working relationship with her. I know that in everything she does for us, she has Max & Erma's best interest in mind, but also balances cost and practicality in the legal positions we take. Her work is extremely prompt and efficient. I wouldn't think of using another attorney for our legal work."

-Bill Niegsch
Executive Vice President & CFO
Max & Erma's Restaurants, Inc.

Office Location

Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6194
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Bankruptcy and Workouts, Commercial Finance, Finance)
Litigation - Banking and Finance