Katrina Thompson honored for community service by Ohio State Bar Foundation

February 26, 2020

COLUMBUS, OH (Feb. 26, 2020) – On Monday, February 24, the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) honored Katrina Thompson with its District 7 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under in Columbus.

“We are grateful to have an attorney like Katrina in our community,” said OSBF Executive Director Lori Keating. “Her dedication to helping others and being a leader in numerous organizations is inspiring, and we were honored to recognize her work.”

Thompson is partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. In her role, she represents investors, syndicators, and community development entities in transactions involving low-income housing, historic, solar, and new markets tax credits. Thompson advises on transactions that frequently involve a variety of funding sources, including traditional construction and permanent loans, tax-exempt and taxable bonds, HUD- and USDA Rural Development-insured loan products, Section 8 and USDA Rental Assistance subsidies, grants and a variety of state and local loan programs.

Thompson is a board member and past president of Women Lawyers of Franklin County, a board member of The Childhood League Center, and serves on the Parent Advisory Committee for the Mother Ship. She is also a member of Barnes & Thornburg's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, where she is dedicated to supporting programs and initiatives that create opportunity for all employees.

Thompson was recently a member of Leadership Columbus. As part of the 2019 class, she spent time building dog houses for Star House. Previously, foster youth who had pets were not able to take advantage of the organization’s resources. Now, thanks to Thompson, these young adults can use Star House’s services while having a safe place for their animal.

OSBF’s District Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is given to an attorney in each of the Ohio State Bar Association’s 18 districts. Recipients are chosen by OSBF’s Awards Committee based on volunteer service and involvement with the legal community.

Award nominations for OSBF’s 2020-2021 District Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under are being accepted now through June 1, 2020.


The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grantmaking organization. It is the largest bar foundation in the United States and works to advance the law and build a better justice system. Each year, the OSBF awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state of Ohio. For more information about the Foundation, or to donate, please visit OSBF.org.

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