Criminal Law Committee


To provide networking, mentoring, education and information sharing opportunities for criminal law practitioners in the private and public sector.

A Message from the Committee Chair:

My name is Clay Lopez and I will be the chairperson for the Criminal Law Committee for 2017 – 2018. This is my second year as chairperson and I am very excited about the prospects for the Committee. I am in my 18th year of practice. I started as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office and have been in private practice since 2007. I know there are many attorneys on this Committee with a wealth of knowledge and experience. When I first began practicing, I relied on seasoned, senior attorneys to ask questions of, bounce ideas off of or just to watch in the courtroom and I am hopeful that this Committee this year can work with young attorneys and other committees to provide that same experience to our members. I look forward to a great year and hope to see you at our meetings.

-R. Clayton Lopez

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Meeting Date

4th Friday of the month at noon at the Franklin County Law Library, 369 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

Committee Chair

R. Clayton Lopez

Board Liaison

Mark Collins