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Columbus, OHIO (Sept. 26, 2012) – Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Judge Patrick F. Fischer has appointed five Toledo-area lawyers to be chairpersons of OSBA committees and sections for 2012-2013. The OSBA maintains 40 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 appointed 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. After having graduated from law school, he became associated with the Toledo firm of Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Schlageter & Mohler and became a partner in 1999. Judge Goulding was appointed to the Toledo Municipal Court in 2007 and is currently the Toledo Municipal Court’s presiding and administrative judge and an instructor for the Ohio Judicial College. He is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference and serves on its Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He also has assisted with its Judicial-Legislative Exchange Program. Judge Goulding is a trustee of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio and chairs both the Association’s Judicial Ethics and Newsletter committees. He is also a member of the Toledo Bar Association, Lucas County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Foundation and Toledo Bar Foundation. Judge Goulding and his wife, Amy, have two daughters and one son.
Jason A. Hill has been reappointed to chair the Litigation Section. Hill currently serves as assistant court administrator for the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. After having graduated with honors in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University, he earned his law degree from The Ohio State University. He is a former partner in the Toledo firm of Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP. An active OSBA member, Hill is a member of the OSBA Council of Delegates. He is also active in the Toledo Bar Association (TBA), and serves on the TBA Board of Trustees. He is the 2013 president-elect for the Federal Bar Association in the Northern District of Ohio. Hill has been recognized in the 2010 editions of Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. In the community, he has served on the Habitat for Humanity/Lawyers Build Steering Committee, and was named the 2009 Ohio Democrat of the Year for his work with the Ohio Promote the Vote effort. Hill resides in Toledo, and is the proud father of three daughters, Killeen, Ronan and Fallon.
Reginald S. Jackson Jr. has been appointed 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.
Kyle A. Silvers has been reappointed to chair the Animal Law Committee. Silvers received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University, her master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University and her law degree from the University of Toledo. She is a partner in the Toledo firm of Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline & Mohler, LLP, where she focuses on health law, medical litigation, civil litigation and business/contract law. Silvers also serves as an adjunct professor at Tiffin University. She is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Health Lawyers Association, and is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. In her community, Silvers serves on the board of the Humane Ohio Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Craig J. Van Horsten has been reappointed to chair the Real Property Law Section. Van Horsten is a partner in the Toledo firm of Robison, Curphey & O’Connell. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his law degree from The Ohio State University. Van Horsten previously served as the secretary and vice chair of the OSBA’s Real Property Section. He is a fellow of the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. In his community, Van Horsten chairs the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation. He and his wife, Carol, have four adult children.
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.