James K. Stanley honored for community service by Ohio State Bar Foundation

March 11, 2019

Columbus, OH (Mar. 11, 2018) – On Tuesday, March 5, the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) awarded its District 17 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under to James K. Stanley.

Stanley currently serves as the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney. In this role, he combats the opioid epidemic and serves on the Meigs County Community Prevention Coalition. He helped fund and organize the first-ever Drug Prevention Day at the Meigs County Fair and has hosted an addiction services townhall meeting.

Stanley also introduces the young people in his community to the world of law. He provides job shadowing and summer internship programs for high school and college students so that they may see the benefits of being a small-town attorney.

“What an honor it was to award James with our District 17 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under,” said Lori Keating, Executive Director of OSBF. “He is so dedicated to and passionate for his community, and it shows through everything that he does. That’s exactly why he was chosen as our awardee in District 17.”

About the Award: The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time, talent, and effort serving their community. The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation. The recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession. Award nominations for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 will be accepted through June 1, 2019. For more information and to nominate, visit OSBF.org.

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