Ohio State Bar Association president to honor Akron area Lawyers on April 17


CONTACT: Annie Yamson

(614) 487-4456


Columbus, Ohio (April 12, 2018) –The President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will recognize area attorneys for their longtime service to the profession and the community on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  


Randall M. Comer, 2017-2018 OSBA President, will address the OSBA District 11 Annual Meeting at the John S. Knight Center (77 East Mill Street, Akron 44308). OSBA District 11 includes more than 1,200 attorneys who practice in Portage and Summit counties. Members to be honored include*: 


For 50 years in practice and service to the profession

Louis R. Bertrand of Ravenna

Paul F. Buzzi of Akron

George A. Dietrich of Akron

Charles R. Eshelman of Cuyahoga Falls 

Mitchell B. Goldberg of Northfield

Thomas J. Sicuro of Ravenna  


For 65 years in practice and service to the profession

Duane L. Isham of Akron 


The Ohio State Bar Foundation will also present its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under to Jaime U. Kolligian of Akron. 


Judge Linda T. Teodosio, District 11 representative to the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which begins at 12:00 p.m. and will include the election of her successor as well as members to the OSBA Council of Delegates. 


President Comer will discuss the future of the legal profession and what attorneys can do to relate to and support their clients amid a time of great technological, cultural and economic change.  


Immediately following the luncheon meeting and recognition, attorneys may attend an optional 2.5-hour continuing legal education professional conduct seminar from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  


For registration details, visit: https://yourosba.ohiobar.org/product/27975


*Note – All honorees have been invited, but may not be present at the luncheon.  

Please contact Annie at (614) 487-4456 or ayamson@ohiobar.org prior to the event for more information regarding individual honorees.   


About Judge Linda Teodosio, District 11 Representative to the OSBA Board of Governors 

Judge Linda Teodosio is a judge with the Summit County Juvenile Court. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron and her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law. She was elected to the Summit County Juvenile Court bench in 2003 and has received local, statewide and national recognition for her innovative programming and progressive approach to juvenile dispositions and rehabilitation. She resides in Munroe Falls.


About OSBA President Randall Comer 

Randall Comer began his term as President of the Ohio State Bar Association on July 1, 2017. A native of Springfield, Ohio, he has been a partner at Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper since 2008, where he specializes in general defense litigation with an emphasis on labor, employment, and workers' compensation matters. Randall earned his bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was editor in chief of the UC Law Review


About the Ohio State Bar Association 

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 26,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. 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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