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Committee Chairpersons

CBA Committee Chairs, 2022-23

Admissions: Orsolya Hamar-Hilt, Bloomfield & Kempf
Association Relations: Rob Erney, Robert D. Erney & Associates Co., LPA
Bankruptcy: John Cannizarro, Ice Miller LLP
Common Pleas: Stacey N. Hauff, Franklin County Common Pleas Court
Construction: John Gambill, Taft Law
Criminal Law: Andy Bowsher, Columbus City Attorney
EAGLE: Sandra Mendel Furman, Esq.
Editorial Board: Melanie Tobias, Columbus City Attorney, Prosecutor Division
Energy Law: Jason T. Gerken, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Environmental Law: Gary Pasheilich, Roetzel & Andress LPA
Estate Planning and Trust: Brittany Stephen, Bailey Cavalieri, LLC
Family Law: Brianna Walsh, Miller Bahnson Law
Federal Court: Chelsea Weaver, Cooper Elliot
Government Agencies: Alexis Preskar, Esq., Supreme Court of Ohio
Health Care: Sydney Pahren, Dinsmore
International & Immigration Law: Brittnee Pankey Qualls, Qualls Law
Judicial Screening: Christina Corl, Plunkett Cooney
Juvenile Law: Christine Julian, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney/Juvenile
Labor & Employment Law: Karen Poling, Poling Law LLC
Law Students: Angelina Vega, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation/Capitol South
Legal Research & Info: Matt Cooper, OSU Moritz Law Library
LGBT: James Anzelmo, Franklin County Probate Court
Managing Partners: Michael Jordan, Ice Miller
Minorities in the Law: Christian Gillikin, Bailey Cavalieri and Jhay Spottswood, Franklin County Common Pleas Court
Municipal Court: Hon. Jessica G. D'Varga, Franklin County Municipal Court
Negligence: Adam L. Slone, Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A.
Pro Bono Committee: Melissa Baker Linville, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Probate: Ryan G. Welker, Law Offices of Ryan Welker
Professional Ethics: Chair: Amy Bostic, Luper Neidenthal & Logan LPA; Vice Chair: Nita Hanson, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Real Property: Joe Patchen, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
Small Firm/Solo: Cedric Collins, Law Office of Cedric Collins and Sandra Carrillo, Carrillo Law, LLC
Social Security Disability: Phillip J. Gauer, Esq.
Visitation Committee: Michael H. Carpenter, Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP
Workers' Compensation: Carley Kranstuber, Law Office of Charles W. Kranstuber
Young Lawyers: Amanda M. Strausbaugh, Park National Bank Trust & Investments, and Elizabeth Sams, Law Office of Jeffrey B. Sams, LLC

What does a Columbus Bar Committee Chair do?

CBA Committee Chairs serve a vital role in furthering the education of colleagues in their practice area by planning monthly meetings and arranging speakers and topical legal discussions. Committee Chairs gain opportunities for leadership development, networking, and recognition across the Bar. Committee Chairs are appointed by the CBA President and serve at the pleasure of the president.

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