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[email protected]

D | (614) 396-3834

O | (614) 431-1500

445 Hutchinson Ave.

Suite 600

Columbus, Ohio 43235



Business Litigation

Labor & Employment


Civil Rights Defense

Premises Liability

Special Investigations & Fraud



Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2009

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2006

Celia M. Schnupp


Celia Schnupp joined Perez Morris in 2019. She serves as a strategic legal partner for large corporations, small businesses and medical practices of all sizes. Celia effectively manages her clients’ litigation, compliance, employment and general business needs. As an advocate for her clients in a variety of settings, she delivers creative and effective solutions, while balancing business needs with each client’s definition of a successful outcome.

Celia is an experienced trial and appellate attorney; trying cases at all levels of state and federal courts. Her background includes complex business litigation, employment defense, and most frequently the defense of claims alleging discrimination, healthcare fraud and billing violations, HIPAA violations, trade secret/non-compete disputes, and contract disputes involving fraud, misrepresentation and bad faith.

Prior to entering private practice over a decade ago, Celia served as a staff attorney to the Honorable Richard A. Frye in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, working on the specialized Commercial Docket. Prior to joining Perez Morris, Celia was an attorney with the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister.

Celia enjoys “passing the torch” by helping girls and women develop their interests and create a foundation for a successful career. She also loves spending time with her children and large extended family.



Ohio, 2009

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


Memberships & Affiliations



  • Women in the Profession: Digging into the WLFC Survey Results, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Moderator, 2018
  • Chester Professionalism Institute Continuing Legal Education, Presenter, Fall 2012



  • Should You Trust Your Digital Assistant?, Columbus Business First, October 2017
  • WLFC Celebrates 75 Years with Women in the Profession Survey, Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Fall 2017
  • Gender bias, yes, but less, featured in Columbus Business First, May 2017
  • Amidst changes, relationships will always be important in law, The Daily Reporter, May 2014


Awards & Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2018 – present
  • Capital University Law School’s Young Alumnus of the Year, 2018
  • Barrister’s Leadership Program, Columbus Bar Association


Board Positions & Community Service

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
    • President, 2022 – present
    • Board Officer and Chair of Women in the Profession Committee, 2015 – present
    • Treasurer, 2020 – 2021
  • The Ohio State University Dance Team Alumni Society Board, President, 2016 – present
  • Neighborhood HOA Board of Directors, Secretary, 2020
  • Re-Elect Judge Frye Committee, Treasurer, 2016