Ohio State Bar Association recognizes Cincinnati attorney for ethics and professionalism

CONTACT: Ken Brown – (800) 282-6556, (614) 487-4426 or cell phone: (614) 746-2457
Columbus, Ohio (April 30, 2014) – Cincinnati attorney George D. Jonson today received the 2014 Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism. The Weir Award recognizes exceptional professional responsibility among Ohio lawyers and was presented to Jonson during the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Annual Convention in Columbus.

“For many years, George has provided advice to attorneys and judges in disciplinary actions. It is for his dedication to helping lawyers and judges honor their professional and ethical obligations to the profession that he has been selected to receive the Weir Award,” OSBA President Jonathan Hollingsworth said.

The OSBA Board of Governors established the Weir Award in 1998 to honor the memory of Eugene R. Weir, a former member of the board. Weir championed improvements in lawyer regulation and strongly advocated for the promotion of professionalism and legal ethics. Each year this award is given to one lawyer who has worked to promote and uphold legal professionalism and ethics.

When chosen to receive the award, Jonson said, “To be counted among the attorneys who have received this award over the years is a great honor, and I thank the OSBA for recognizing me.”

Jonson is currently a managing partner in the Cincinnati office of Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson. His practice focuses on the defense of legal malpractice claims, as well as commercial litigation. Jonson provides ethics advice to attorneys and judges and represents attorneys, judges and other professionals in disciplinary actions. He has represented clients in state and federal court for more than 30 years.

Jonson earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University at Oxford in 1979 and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1983. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky state courts as well as a number of federal trial and appellate courts.

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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