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Toledo attorney begins term as president-elect

CONTACT:  Kenneth Brown – 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

Columbus, Ohio (July 1, 2013) Toledo attorney Martin E. Mohler today became the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) president-elect. He will take office as OSBA president on July 1, 2014.  

About his goals for the future of the OSBA, Mohler said, “The OSBA is dedicated to serving its members, often in the face of complex challenges. I have been, and remain, committed to giving our membership the utmost in value and service.” Mohler, who has served a three-year term on the OSBA Board of Governors, noted that he “welcomes the opportunity to continue to serve and to increase diversity and outreach to OSBA members.”

President-elect Mohler is a partner in the Toledo firm of Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline and Mohler, LLP, and has served the Northwest Ohio community for almost 40 years. His broad general practice covers both criminal and civil law, including business/corporate matters, personal injury, wrongful death, family/domestic relations, probate and estate planning, real estate, attorney discipline/ethics and arbitration/mediation.

A former president of the Toledo Bar Association, Mohler is also a member of the Toledo, Ohio and American bar associations and a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is also a distinguished life fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. He has been an active member of the OSBA, most recently having chaired the Government Affairs Committee of the OSBA Board of Governors. He has served on the Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, was president of the Board of the Law Abstract Publishing Company, and served on the 2012 OSBA Commission on Judicial Candidates.

Mohler is actively involved in his Toledo community. He volunteers at a local soup kitchen and serves on the Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Board. He also chairs the Facility Governing Board for the Correctional Treatment Facility for Lucas County. In addition, he is a former member of the board of trustees of the Toledo Legal Aid Society, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio Bar College and the National Conference of Bar Presidents.

Having earned his bachelor’s degree in English, cum laude, from John Carroll University, Mohler went on to earn his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He and Terri, his wife of 40 years, have four grown children, two of whom are also lawyers, and two grandchildren.

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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