August 8, 2008
AMY K. SCHERMER has joined Weston Hurd, focusing her practice on civil litigation including contract disputes, non-compete agreements, board of health complaints, construction defect claims, and automobile and professional liability claims.
NATHANIEL S. OROSZ will serve a two-year term as chair of the Columbus Bar Environmental Law committee commencing in September. He is an associate at Chester Willcox where he represents clients in all aspects of environmental law including enforcement defense, facility-wide compliance assurance, pollution prevention, and general environmental litigation.
Chester Willcox & Saxbe announces the election of EUGENE B. LEWIS and CRAIG B. PAYNTER to the firm’s management committee. In addition, STEPHEN C. FITCH, J. ANTHONY KINGTON and BEATRICE E. WOLPER were re-elected for a one-year term. JOHN W. BENTINE and CHARLES R. SAXBE were earlier re-elected to their posts, managing and co-managing partner, respectively.
KEN KUEHNLE is the recipient of the Robert L. Hausser Award, presented at the annual convention of the Ohio State Bar Association. Robert Hausser was largely influential in professional activities, publications and the establishment of title standards in Ohio. The award was instituted by the real property section of the OSBA about 10 years ago, recognizing real estate attorneys who have contributed, over their careers, to the advancement of the real estate profession. “I viewed it as our version of a ‘lifetime achievement’ award, coming from a group who has worked tirelessly over the years on legislation, education and the betterment of the profession,” Mr. Kuehnle said. “I felt extremely honored and humbled to receive the distinction. I believe it has only been given three times before, and up to now, primarily to either retired or recently deceased members of our profession. (I began to worry when they told me I would receive it.)”