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Newark attorney named to Board of Governors

Contact:  Kenneth Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426 (cell phone: 614-746-2457)


COLUMBUS–(July 1, 2013) – Attorney J. Kristin Burkett of Granville has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 9 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 9 includes 481 attorneys who reside or practice in Coshocton, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, Muskingum, and Perry counties.

Burkett was elected to her new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. She succeeds retiring District 9 representative, William M. Owens of Coshocton.

The 21-member Board of Governors manages the Association’s business affairs, sets policy, reviews pending legislation and conducts other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers and 4,000 legal assistants and law students who are OSBA members.

After having earned her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, Burkett received her law degree from Capital Law School. A principal in the Newark and Lancaster firm of Burkett & Sanderson, Inc., she concentrates her practice in the area of criminal defense.

In addition to being an active member of the OSBA, the Licking County Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association, she also belongs to the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She serves on the Licking County Corrections Planning Board and the Court Intervention Alliance Steering Committee.

She and Donald Oxenrider, her husband, live in Granville. They have two children: Athena Marie Oxenrider Burkett and Morgan Amanda Burkett Oxenrider. Burkett enjoys theater, walking, swimming, travel and reading.

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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