Cleveland attorney named to Board of Governors

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COLUMBUS–(July 1, 2013) Ronald V. Johnson Jr., in-house counsel for KeyBank National Association in Cleveland, has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 12 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA).  District 12 includes 4,467 attorneys who reside or practice in Cuyahoga County.

Johnson was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 12 representative, Mark S. Floyd of Cleveland. The 21-member Board of Governors manages the OSBA’s business affairs, sets policy, reviews pending legislation and conducts other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members. 

Having earned his undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University, Johnson went on to earn his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law. Johnson serves as president of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and has served on the OSBA’s Council of Delegates and its Commission on Judicial Candidates. He has served on the Nominating Committee for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and has been a continuing legal education (CLE) presenter for the association’s Estate Planning Institute.

In the community, Johnson has chaired the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. He has served as president of the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation, and as a member of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Finance Committee. He also serves on the PolicyBridge Board of Directors and was a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2006 of the Cleveland Leadership Center.

Johnson lives in South Euclid with his wife, Concetta, and their 10-year-old triplets: Isaiah, Joshua and Alexandria. 

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.                            





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