CONTACT: Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426
Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 16, 2013) – Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Jonathan Hollingsworth has appointed two Toledo-area lawyers to be chairpersons of OSBA committees and sections for 2013-2014. The OSBA maintains 31 standing committees and 11 sections, each of which monitors a particular area of law. Committees and sections work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. In addition, they comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws.
Hon. Michael R. Goulding has been reappointed to chair the Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee. Judge Goulding received his B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Following law school, he became associated with the Toledo law firm, Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline & Mohler, and became a partner in 1999. Judge Goulding was appointed to the Toledo Municipal Court in 2007, and ran successfully that year for a full term. He also served as the court’s presiding and administrative judge. Judge Goulding has served as secretary of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio (AMCJO), as president of the Northwest Ohio Municipal/County Judges’ Association, and as a member of the Toledo Bar Association Board of Directors. He also serves as a lecturer for the Ohio Judicial College, and chairs the Judicial Ethics and Newsletter committees of the AMCJO. He is a 2009 Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and a member of the Lucas County Bar Association and Toledo Bar Association Foundation. He is co-chairman of the Diocese of Toledo Red Mass Committee, and co-founder of Jingle Balls, a garage rock band which supports various local charities. He and his wife, Amy, have three children.
Reginald S. Jackson Jr. has been reappointed to chair the Senior Lawyers Section. Jackson is a partner with the Toledo firm of Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. His professional memberships include the Toledo Bar Association (past president), Ohio State Bar Association (past president), American Bar Association (House of Delegates member), Toledo Bar Foundation (past president), Ohio State Bar Foundation (past president), American Bar Foundation (fellow), and the American Judicature Society and American Board of Trial Advocates. Jackson focuses his practice in the areas of complex business litigation, defense of federal white collar crime and professional liability defense. He is a board-certified civil trial advocate and a frequent speaker on topics related to his areas of practice.
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.