CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 26, 2012) – Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Judge Patrick F. Fischer has reappointed Ronald E. Slipski to chair the Workers’ Compensation Law Committee for 2012-2013. The OSBA maintains 40 standing committees and 11 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 senior partner at Green Haines Sgambati Co., LPA, Slipski received his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude), his master’s degree from Youngstown State University (YSU) and his law degree from the University of Akron. The 2006 recipient of the OSBA’s Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism, Slipski also serves on the OSBA Council of Delegates. A past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association, he was named Lawyer of the Year by that organization in 2004-2005. He is also a past president and currently serves as counsel for the Mahoning County Bar Foundation. In 2010, he was nominated to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In addition to practicing law, Slipski is a YSU instructor in both the history and political science departments and coaches the YSU Moot Court Team. In 2011, his team won the Midwest Regional championship of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association. He is married to Geralyn Balchak and has five children: Jana, Marek, Lukas, Adrian and Viktor.
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.