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Duncan recognized for outstanding community service

Columbus, OH  – Matthey R. Duncan of Akron received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s District 11 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under on Wednesday, April 4, at the John S. Knight Center.

Duncan, a partner with the firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, donates his time to those in need. He has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties since 2007 and served as its board president from 2012 to 2013. During Duncan’s tenure on the board, Big Brothers Big Sisters has grown from serving 200 kids to over 1,000.

As the current board chairman for The Love Akron Network, Duncan devotes much of his time to bringing churches and nonprofits together to address community needs, whether it be easing racial tensions or addressing human trafficking issues within neighborhoods.

Professionally, Duncan is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association-Northern District of Ohio.

Duncan received his Bachelors from Wheaton College and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School.

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 and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civil, artistic or cultural organization.  The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation.  Emphasis is placed on current service.  Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession.

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system.  Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans.  For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit www.osbf.net.

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