Awards

Recognizing Excellence in the Profession


2016 Awards Dinner
Drew Odum, (center) accepts the 2016 Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under. Pictured with Drew are (left) his nominator and OSBF Life Fellow, Carter Strang and Drew's mentee, Xavier Thomas-Hughes.

We believe lawyers, judges, community members and organizations who fight to improve the law and build a better justice system deserve to be recognized for their efforts. Our award winners lead their communities in volunteer service both in and outside of the legal profession.

Do you know a civic-minded attorney, committed to serving the community who deserves to be recognized? Tell us how amazing they are - nominations are due by June 1.

Read more about our award criteria for each of our four categories and submit your nomination today!

Save the Date

Join us for the 2017 Awards Dinner on Friday, October 6th at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Volpe, Program and Events Manager at 614.487.4474.

2017 Award Recipients

Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service
Stephen F. Tilson, Galion

Outstanding Program or Organization Award
Sisters In Law, Toledo

The Ritter Award
Retired Honorable Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Columbus

Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under
Michael W. Kelley, Columbus