FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Maggie Ostrowski
COLUMBUS (May 11, 2017) — Robin Weaver, a veteran litigator from Cuyahoga County, was elected by his peers to serve as the next president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). As president-elect, he will serve as an officer of the OSBA beginning on July 1 of this year and will take over as president in July of 2018.
First admitted to the bar in 1974, Weaver is a past president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and has been active in OSBA operations for years. He served on the OSBA's governing body—the Board of Governors—for three years; on the policy-setting Council of Delegates; as vice chair of the Government Affairs Committee; and as a member and committee chair for the Board of Directors of the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company. Weaver currently serves as a member of the OSBA Futures Commission, which is looking at the future of the legal profession and making recommendations for how attorneys can best confront dramatic social and economic changes following the great recession that have impacted the practice of law.
"I consider it a high honor to be elected the next president of one of the preeminent state bar associations in the country," Weaver said. "The practice of law has changed dramatically in recent years. I will do my part to help our members negotiate those changes while always adhering to the core values of our profession. In this way, we can advance the professional interests of Ohio attorneys and the service we provide to our clients and the public."
Weaver received his B.A. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. Following his graduation from law school, he joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) in the litigation practice, rising to senior partner. Over the course of his career, Weaver has tried cases throughout the state and federal courts in Ohio, as well as in many courts around the country. In 2010, he served as foreperson of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.
As a leader in commercial litigation, Weaver was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers for 2015 and 2017; named an Ohio Super Lawyer every year since the inception of the award; and listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He is a fellow of both the American College of Trail Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, and a long-time faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, where he also serves on the board.
Weaver and his wife Valerie live in Shaker Heights, where he served on the Shaker Schools Foundation Board and continues to serve on its advisory committee. They have three daughters.
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 28,000 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.