Managing Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP


Kurt Tunnell has been instrumental in the growth of Bricker & Eckler, opening new offices and establishing a leadership program for young lawyers. Since 2010, he has led the Columbus Bar Association Managing Partner Diversity Initiative and has been recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the National Diversity Council.

Bricker & Eckler has a history of diversity, with efforts to empower women and minorities in leadership positions, a cross-generational mentoring program, implicit bias training, and alternative work arrangements.

Bricker & Eckler was an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

Joined LCLD 2013 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program

Hosted Leadership Lunch Plus (2017, 2015)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Lisa M. Kathumbi; 2016: Jacqueline S. Mallett; 2015: Joelle C. Khouzam; 2014: Elizabeth Carmona Stock; 2013: Anthony Sharett

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Jacqueline R. Lewis; 2016: Pramila Aarti Kamath 

1L Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Eliza Sayedy; 2016: Eva Cuollo; 2015: Shanita Palmer 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2014

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2017, 2016, 2015)


Member: Kurtis Tunnell

Diversity Professional: Patti Lach

Communications: Jill Rako