Chappelear receives state bar foundation's highest honor
Columbus, OH— Stephen E. Chappelear has received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s highest honor, the Ritter Award, on November 4 in Columbus.
As a partner with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Steve devotes substantial time and talent to many legal organizations. He is the current president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, and serves as the chair of the Trial Techniques Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Chappelear is the past president of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Chief Justice Moyer American Inn of Court, and the National Metropolitan Bar Caucus. Nominator Stephen Tilson said, “I can think of no one who better exemplifies what the Ritter Award is all about than Steve Chappelear. He is one of Ohio's legal giants and philanthropic gems.”
Chappelear dedicates countless hours of time to The Ohio State University. He serves as Advisory Council Member of the College of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the board of directors of the Social and Behavioral Sciences College Alumni Society. At the Moritz College of Law, he serves as a member of the College’s National Council and as president of OSU Moritz College of Law Alumni Association. “Steve has demonstrated that no matter how busy a lawyer may be in his or her practice, there is always time available to do the right thing by the profession and the public,” said Tilson.
About the Award
This is the highest honor awarded by the Foundation and is given annually for a lifetime of service. The award recognizes the accomplishments of the honoree in attaining and promoting the highest level of professionalism, integrity and ethics in the practice of law while assisting other attorneys, the courts and the public to envision and cause changes which improve the justice system in Ohio.
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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