Galen L. Schuerlein

Of Counsel / Director of Public Affairs Cleveland


Galen has been involved in the political process for decades and understands issues unique to entities affected by local, state, and federal government policies. She focuses on providing comprehensive strategic solutions for public, private, and nonprofit clients at the state and local level. Galen creates realistic, holistic, strategies that encompass legal, communications, and political considerations. She provides strategic counsel to public entities, non-profits, businesses, local school districts, libraries, private corporations and trade associations reach their specific goals.

Galen’s professional experience gives her a unique perspective on the interactions between private sector and government. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland, managing all collective bargaining, labor and employment, real estate development, and public records law sections. She also served as an executive assistant to the Mayor of Cleveland focusing on communications and labor relations.

Galen began her legal career as a guardian ad litem, later moving to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office where she served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney representing the Children and Family Services Unit. In this role, she prosecuted neglect, abuse, and dependency complaints.

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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1997)
  • Seattle University (1994)

    B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude


  • State - Ohio

Community Involvement

  • Cuyahoga County Democratic Party

    Chair, Transition Team

  • Cuyahoga County Capital Partners Group

    Advisory Board

  • Edgewater North Homeowners Association

    Vice President

  • Menlo Park Academy Development Committee

    Past Member

  • Ohio Democratic Party

    Past Executive Committee Member