State bar president to honor area lawyers

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426    
 
COLUMBUS (Mar. 12, 2014) - The president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will visit Greenville Wednesday, March 26 to speak to area attorneys about current issues facing the legal profession and to honor senior attorneys.

Robert P. Bartlett of Dayton, Judge James A. Brogan of Dayton, George J. Earley of Eaton, James R. Geisenfeld of Dayton, William B. McNeil of Piqua, Dennis L. Patterson of Dayton, and Cincinnati lawyer Marshall D. Ruchman will be honored for their 50 years in practice. Donald M. Compton of Kettering, William M. Cromer of Dayton, William M. Dixon of Troy, Judge Walter A. Porter of Dayton, and Irvin J. Zipperstein of Dayton will be recognized 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 Tipp City attorney Katrina L. Wahl.

Dayton attorney Jonathan Hollingsworth, 2013-2014 OSBA president, will address the annual luncheon meeting of OSBA District 2 at the Turtle Creek Golf Course (6545 US Route 36 East, Greenville, OH). OSBA District 2 includes 1,409 members who practice in Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. 

Deborah S. Quigley, Darke County Bar Association president, will deliver welcoming remarks. Robert L. Gresham, District 2 representative on the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting, which will include the election of two members to the OSBA Council of Delegates.

Prior to the noon luncheon meeting and recognition, an optional 3.0-hour continuing legal education (CLE) seminar about ethical lessons from the Penn State Scandal will be offered from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Advance luncheon registration is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers, and free for young lawyers. Advance seminar registration is $75 for members (including young lawyers) and $95 for nonmembers. After March 19, $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.
 
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