Ohio State Bar Association president to honor area lawyers in Dayton on March 6


CONTACT: Annie Yamson 

(614) 487-4456 



Columbus, Ohio (March 1, 2018) – The President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will recognize area attorneys for their service to the profession and the community on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.   


Randall M. Comer, 2017-2018 OSBA President, will address the OSBA District 2 Annual Meeting at the Crown Plaza Dayton (33 East 5th Street, Da​yton 45402). OSBA District 2 includes more than 1,100 attorneys who practice in Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. Members to be honored include*:  


For 50 years in practice and service to the profession:  

Thomas J. Grady of Dayton 

J. Michael Herr of Dayton 

James P. Hickey of Dayton 

Michael H. Holz of Dayton 

William H. Seall of Dayton 

Ralph A. Skilken of Dayton 

Andrew D. Thomas of Dayton 

William H. Wolff, Jr. of Dayton 


For 65 years in practice and service to the profession:  

John E. Fulker of Troy 

Thomas E. Jenks of Kettering  

William W. MacMillan of Dayton 


The Ohio State Bar Foundation will also present its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under to Joshua M. Kin of Findlay.   


Judge James F. Stevenson, District 2 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 his 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/27969   


*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 James F. Stevenson, District 2 Representative to the OSBA Board of Governors  

James F. Stevenson from Sidney is a Common Pleas Judge at the Shelby County Common Pleas Court who enjoys bicycling, gardening and golfing. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. 


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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