Heidi Callender Bio

HEIDI provides litigation support to our attorneys, and lobbying/consulting services to our clients. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pre-law and English Literature, and a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Erie College.  She is currently a 2017 Juris Doctor candidate at Capital University Law School, and serves as President of the Student Bar Association.

Her work focuses primarily in regulated  industries, such as education and energy, and she is involved in the legislative, regulatory, and current legal trends in these niche focus areas. Prior to working for the firm, she provided litigation support for Kubyn & Ghaster and Buckley King LPA.

Education: Over the past decade, Heidi has been instrumental in the start-up and conversion of many successful public community “charter” schools in Ohio. Navigating the long and technical process of opening a charter school from concept to completion is her main focus, and she supports the firm’s annual charter school development practice.  Over the years, she has been part of the Ohio lobbying team for entities such as K12, EdisonLearning, and I Can Schools.

Energy: As Director for the Ohio Wind Energy Association, she is active with the Ohio energy industry and its supply chain. As a previous Executive Committee member for the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, she worked on the initial phases of the now Icebreaker offshore freshwater wind energy project to support economic development opportunities in Northeast Ohio.  Heidi was the developer and co-author of Wind Energy in Ohio: Our past, present, and future – a book which features contributions from Nautica Windpower, Case Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, The Ohio State University, The Boston Globe, The City of Boston, World Resources Institute (China), China Climate & Energy Program, Ministry of Science and Technology and National Development (China), Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development, Stanford University, Ohio House of Representatives, The Cleveland Foundation, NorTech, NextWave Energy, and other philanthropic entities in Ohio.

In addition to her work, Heidi served as President of Capital Law School Federalist Society (2015-16), President  of the historic Frances Payne Bolton Women’s Club, supporting women in the political process (2012-15); and as Vice President  to New Directions for Living, a charitable transitional housing program for homeless and at-risk families (2011-15). Heidi is licensed by the Federal Aircraft Administration to fly as a Single Engine Private Pilot in a single-engine Diamond Aircraft, and is a PADI Rescue/Master Scuba Diver.  She enjoys playing her guitar and violin, training her two (2) German Shorthaired Pointer bird dogs, and participating in United States Chess Federation Chess tournaments.