Brandy M. Maas is a 1997 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and History. Mrs. Maas received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2000.
Immediately following law school, Mrs. Maas worked as an associate attorney in Los Angeles, California, practicing civil litigation and assisting in the representation of thirty-six municipalities throughout the State of California.
Upon Mrs. Maas' return to Ohio, she was appointed to a two-year term as a legislative aide to the Council for the City of Hilliard, where she drafted municipal code provisions and served to facilitate communication between City Council and the administration, as well as the public and press.
At the expiration of her term, Mrs. Maas worked as an associate attorney for the law firm of Rich, Crites and Dittmer, LLC, where she continued her municipal law practice while serving as the Assistant Law Director and Prosecutor for the City of Pataskala and the Villages of Granville, Harrisburg, Commercial Point, Thornville and Orient. In addition, she represented several school districts throughout the State of Ohio before administrative boards in order to obtain funding from the increased property taxes resulting from sales of real property. As an associate at the firm, Mrs. Maas also began practicing domestic law through the representation of clients in dissolutions, divorces, and custody disputes.
Mrs. Maas left the law firm in 2009 to spend more time with her husband and children and became the Staff Attorney for the Honorable David W. Fais in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Mrs. Maas managed the civil motion and trial dockets, conducted civil pretrial and status conferences, and drafted decisions.
In 2013, Mrs. Maas opened her private law practice and has been Co-Counsel to Douglas Dougherty and James Hanneman on numerous domestic law cases, including divorces, dissolutions, child support, custody, and post-decree matters. She is also a Hearing Examiner for the Ohio Department of Pubic Safety, where she conducts hearings involving the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Mrs. Maas is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.