Contact the Staff

Requests for legal advice, including contract review, should be directed to gencounsel@bgsu.edu.

Staff Members

Natalie Jackson

Position: General Counsel
Phone:
419-372-0464
Email:
 njackson@bgsu.edu

Michael L. Stokes

Position: Associate General Counsel
Phone: 419-372-0458
Email: stokesm@bgsu.edu

Lizbeth M. Chavez

Position: Assistant General Counsel
Phone: 419-372-0457
Emaillchavez@bgsu.edu

Shannon Rehberg

Position: University Paralegal
Phone: 419-372-0467
Email: srehber@bgsu.edu

Kristie Ackerman

Position: Sr. Administrative Secretary
Phone: 419-372-0464
Email: kristie@bgsu.edu

The Office of the General Counsel does not provide legal advice or representation to students or individual members of the University community on matters against the University or with other personal matters. 

Attorney-Client Privilege

Communications with lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel are protected by the attorney-client privilege if the communications are made for the purpose of seeking legal advice on behalf of the University.  Such communications may be revealed only to other University officials on a need-to-know basis.  Communications with lawyers on personal legal matters or on non-legal matters are not privileged or confidential.  If you are not sure whether your matter is University-related or personal, please check with us before sending us any communications that you wish to remain confidential.

Although email communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege to the same extent as communications made by other means, email is not completely secure.  We therefore encourage you to exercise appropriate discretion in using email to communicate about sensitive matters.