For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: Greenville attorney named to State Bar Board of Governors
CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown - 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OH (July 1, 2003) – Attorney Gary L. Brown of Greenville has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 2 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 2 includes 1,435 attorneys who reside or practice in Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties.
Brown, a partner in the firm Marchal & Brown, was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 2 representative Walter Reynolds, a Dayton attorney, whose term concluded June 30.
The 21-member Board of Governors meets monthly to manage the association's business affairs, set policy, review pending legislation and conduct other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.
Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from General Motors Institute (currently known as Kettering University) and his law degree from the University of Toledo in 1972.
Brown has served on the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates since 1986 and on the OSBA’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Advisory Committee. Brown also served as president of the Darke County Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association.
In his community, Brown is a trustee of the H.O.P.E. Foundation of DarkeCounty, president of Darke County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), and a member of the Kiwanis Club.
Brown and his wife, Martha, have two adult children, Hilary and Ryan.
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.