CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or
13, 2013) -
The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Cincinnati on
Wednesday, March 27 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the
legal profession and to honor senior attorneys.
Cincinnati-area residents are being honored for their 50 years in practice.
They include Edmund J. Adams, James R. Adams, Craig S. Clark, Marcus F. Clark,
J. Neal Gardner, Thomas J. Geygan, Donald E. Hardin, Gary J. Javerkamp, Jackson
C. Hedges, James P. Miller, James R. Nieberding, Stanley R. Ruby, Eugene J.
Stagnaro, Bruce Tittel, David H. Todd and J. Robert True. Four area residents,
including James W. Hengelbrok, John H. Hermanies, Paul D. Naylor and Judge S.
Arthur Spiegel, will be honored for their 65 years in the practice of law. In
addition, the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys
40 and Under will be presented to Loveland resident Erica S. Pontius.
Patrick F. Fischer, 2012-2013 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon
meeting of OSBA District 1 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (35 West
Fifth Street). OSBA District 1 includes 3,503 members who practice in Butler,
Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties.
E. Reiss, Cincinnati Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks.
John D. Holschuh Jr., District 1 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors,
will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of 11 members to
the OSBA Council of Delegates.
Following the noon luncheon meeting
and recognition, an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be offered from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Advance seminar/lunch registration is $105 for OSBA members and $125 for
non-members; seminar- only registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members;
lunch-only registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. After Mar. 20,
$25 will be added to the total registration fee.
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.
EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS PLEASE NOTE: Media personnel are welcome to attend and
cover this meeting of state bar leaders and local attorneys and judges. OSBA
President Fischer’s remarks begin at 12:35 p.m., and he will be available for
one-on-one interviews. To confirm exact times or to make special interview/talk
show arrangements, please call OSBA public relations director Ken Brown at
800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426, or 614-746-2457 (mobile).
Zip codes of honorees (residential unless otherwise indicated)
James W. Hengelbrok – Cincinnati
John H. Hermanies – Cincinnati
Paul D. Naylor – Terrance
Judge S. Arthur Spiegel – Cincinnati
Edmund J. Adams – Cincinnati
James R. Adams – Covington,
Craig S. Clark – Cincinnati
Marcus F. Clark – Oregonia
J. Neal Gardner – Cincinnati
Thomas J. Geygan – Cincinnati
Donald E. Hardin – Cincinnati
Gary J. Haverkamp –
Jackson C. Hedges – Lebanon 45036
James P. Miller – Wilmington 45177
James R. Nieberding – Cincinnati
Stanley L. Ruby – Cincinnati 45202
Eugene J. Stagnaro – Cincinnati
Bruce Tittel – Cincinnati
David H. Todd – Cincinnati
J. Robert True – Batavia
OSBF Community Service Award Winner:
Erica S. Pontius – Loveland