Judge E. Gerald Parker Jr. honored for community service by Ohio State Bar Foundation

April 08, 2020


COLUMBUS, OH (APRIL 8, 2020) – The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) has awarded Judge E. Gerald Parker Jr. with its District 2 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.

Judge Parker is the first African-American male elected to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Previously, he was an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, an associate at Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz LPA, and a magistrate judge in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.

“The OSBF is proud to honor Judge Parker with its Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and under,” said OSBF Executive Director Lori Keating. “He serves on multiple boards where he gives his personal time to make a difference in the community.”

Judge Parker is a member of the Dayton Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association. He also serves on the boards of Building Bridges, Inc., the Dayton Mediation Council, the Salvation Army, and the Judicial Advisory Board of the Monday Community Correctional Institution.

In 2018, Parity, Inc. named Judge Parker one of Dayton’s Top Ten African American Males. He’s also received the WHIO Channel 7 Making a Difference Award.

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 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.

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