For Immediate Release
SUBJECT: Youngstown lawyer chairs OSBA committee
CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
COLUMBUS (Sept. 2, 2003)—Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Keith A. Ashmus has re-appointed James E. “Ted” Roberts, of the Youngstown firm, Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge, to chair the Independent Judiciary & Unjust Criticism of Judges Committee for 2003 - 2004. The OSBA maintains 39 standing committees and 10 sections, each of which monitors a particular area of law. Committees and sections work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. In addition, they comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws.
A graduate of Youngstown State University, Roberts received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1974. He is a member of the OSBA’s Council of Delegates, a trustee and past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association, and a past chairman of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys. Roberts is also a member of the Lawyer/Pilot Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Council of School Board Attorneys. In the community, he serves on the Stambaugh Auditorium Association’s Board of Trustees, the East Side Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, the Board of Trustees of the Trinity United Methodist Church, and as president and trustee of Visiting Caregivers, Inc. He is active in the Youngstown YMCA, is a member of the Lowellville Rod & Gun Club, and is an honorary member of the Buckeye Elks Lodge #73. Roberts lives in Poland, Ohio, with his wife, Cynthia.
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.