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Cincinnati attorney announces candidacy for 2014 OSBA president-elect

John D. Holschuh Jr.John D. Holschuh Jr. has announced his candidacy for president-elect of the Ohio State Bar Association. The election will take place at the Association’s Annual Convention in Columbus in May 2014.

Holschuh graduated from Miami University and obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1980. At the College of Law, Holschuh was director of the Moot Court Program.

Holschuh then joined the firm of Santen, Santen & Hughes where he has remained to the present. He is head of the firm’s litigation practice and is one of the three managing partners of the firm. Holschuh has focused on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation and has tried numerous jury trials to verdict throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

Holschuh was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005. He is also a Fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the International Society of Barristers. He is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Holschuh has been very active in bar activity. He was president of the Cincinnati Bar Association from 2002-2003 and was president of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation from 2008-2010. He has served on the OSBA Council of Delegates from 2009-present and is currently the District 1 governor for the OSBA. He is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Holschuh has been on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in 1990, 1996, 2008 and 2010. He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America in personal injury litigation from 1996 to present as well as Ohio Super Lawyers for personal injury and medical malpractice from 2004 to present.

John and his wife, Wendy, have been married for 29 years and have three children: Heather, who is married and living in Boulder, Colo.; John III, who is currently in his third year at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is studying human rights in Bangkok, Thailand, for six months; and Jacob, who is a junior at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design studying photography.

“As a delegate and governor for the Ohio State Bar Association, I have been privileged to see the tremendous work accomplished by the Ohio State Bar Association for the benefit of its members. At the same time, it has become clear there are continuing issues facing the Ohio State Bar Association. With the new millennial generation we need to continue to strive to make ourselves relevant and indispensable to our young lawyers. We need to continue and develop ways to promote the tremendous benefits offered by the Ohio State Bar Association. The Ohio State Bar Association has a tremendous reputation throughout the United States and we must strive to continue the excellence that has made the OSBA the number one bar association in the country!”

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