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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Heidi Wagner Dorn

Heidi Wagner Dorn

Of Counsel


  • Litigation
  • Health Care Industry

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Heidi has more than a decade of experience handling administrative, ethics, and litigation matters. Her practice focuses on assisting lawyers with ethics issues, including providing confidential ethics consultations and opinions, as well as comprehensive representation in disciplinary actions and bar admission matters. She also represents health care clients in administrative hearings, appeals, and other regulatory matters. As a former assistant attorney general, Heidi represented the State Medical Board of Ohio and other licensing agencies in a variety of disciplinary and licensure issues. She uses that experience to provide a unique perspective when handling her clients’ matters.

Her background includes four years with the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct, where she advised the board on ethics issues and disciplinary matters, drafted advisory opinions, conducted research, and spoke at various legal forums. As an attorney who worked closely with the board and other bodies that handle disciplinary complaints against lawyers, Heidi has an understanding of ethics and disciplinary-related issues. She is able to leverage her knowledge to advise attorneys, law firms, and bar applicants about ethics issues and the best ways to handle letters of inquiry and other disciplinary matters. She provides clients an honest, straight-forward analysis of the ethical and legal issues and offers insightful strategies and advice to assist them achieve the best possible outcome.

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Capital University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
    • Order of the Curia
    • Dean’s List (2002 - 2004)
  • University of Dayton (B.S., cum laude, 2000)
    • Finance
    • University Scholar
    • Women’s Rugby Club
  • University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany (1998)
    • European Economics and Finance
Areas of Practice

Health Care Industry | Litigation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Columbus State Community College, Paralegal Program, adjunct professor (2016)           
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
  • OWBF Leadership Institute
  • Columbus Eastside Running Club (2015 - present)

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