OSBA Real Property Law Section accepting nominations for the Hausser Award


Feb. 14, 2018

The OSBA Real Property Law Section is accepting nominations for the Robert L. Hausser Memorial Award. The Hausser Award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution, and leadership in the practice of real property law. The award is named in honor of Robert L. Hausser, a Marietta lawyer. Mr. Hausser was a founding member of the Ohio Bar Title Insurance Company and served as vice-president and member of its Board.


Mr. Hausser also served as chair of the Real Property section and was a member of other OSBA committees and sections. In addition to the Second Edition of Ohio Real Estate Law and Practice, Mr. Hausser produced three multi-volume treatises for West’s Ohio Practice Series: Real Property (1952-58), Real Estate Transactions (wit​h William Van Aken, 1964), and Estate Planning and Probate Administration (with Allen B. Diefenbach, 1969). Between 1967 and 1990, Mr. Hausser edited Title Topics, the monthly journal of the Ohio Land Title Association. Mr. Hausser was also a life member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation​.


Award Requirements:

  • The nominee must be a member of the OSBA.
  • The nomination must be submitted by a third party on behalf of the nominee.
  • The nominator must include a recommendation letter addressed to the Section Chair, John (Jack) Weldeck.
  • The award will be presented in Columbus, at the All-Ohio Legal Forum, which will be held on Aug. 23 and 24.
  • Please click here to submit online or post-marked no later than March 31, 2018


*Please note that past recipients may not be nominated:

2001 Robert Rosewater

2002 no award

2003 Robert Meredith

2004 no award

2005 James Mumaw

2006 Jay Rosenberg

2008 Ken Kuehnle

2009 Herbert B. Weiss

2010 no award

2011 Steve Buchenroth

2012 no award

2013 Robert M. Curry

2014 no award

2015 Bart Wagenman

2016 no award

2017 Donald P. McFadden


Mailing address:

ATTN: Cherie Gall, Esq.

Mollica, Gall, Sloan & Sillery Co., L.P.A.

35 North College Street

P.O. Box 958

Athens, OH  45701




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