OSBA president to honor Cincinnati-area lawyers

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

COLUMBUS (Mar. 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.

Sixteen 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.

Judge 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. 

Anthony 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)

65-Year Practitioners:

James W. Hengelbrok – Cincinnati 45224

John H. Hermanies – Cincinnati 45206

Paul D. Naylor – Terrance Park 45174

Judge S. Arthur Spiegel – Cincinnati 45220


50-Year Practitioners:

Edmund J. Adams – Cincinnati 45226

James R. Adams – Covington, KY 41011

Craig S. Clark – Cincinnati 45251

Marcus F. Clark – Oregonia 45054

J. Neal Gardner – Cincinnati 45202 (business)

Thomas J. Geygan – Cincinnati 45243

Donald E. Hardin – Cincinnati 45202 (business)

Gary J. Haverkamp – Cincinnati 45233

Jackson C. Hedges – Lebanon 45036

James P. Miller – Wilmington 45177

James R. Nieberding – Cincinnati 45202 (business)

Stanley L. Ruby – Cincinnati 45202 (business)

Eugene J. Stagnaro – Cincinnati 45238

Bruce Tittel – Cincinnati 45244

David H. Todd – Cincinnati 45244

J. Robert True – Batavia 45103 (business)

OSBF Community Service Award Winner:

Erica S. Pontius – Loveland 45140



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