Knueve honored by Ohio State Bar Foundation for community service
Columbus, OH (Feb. 28, 2012)— Meredith K. Knueve will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under on March 7 in Columbus.
Knueve has excelled both professionally and in her service to her community. While an associate in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Columbus office, Knueve dedicates countless hours to helping the deaf and hard of hearing community. Knueve currently serves as president of Easter Seals of Central and Southeast Ohio and as the secretary-treasurer of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Deaf Initiatives, Inc.
Alexander T. Graham, Executive Director and CEO of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, said of Knueve, “She brings an energy and passion to her work on behalf of individuals with hearing loss. Ms. Knueve is able to leverage her professional experience as an attorney to benefit the organizations she serves.”
In addition to supporting the deaf and hard of hearing community, Knueve is a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Parent Advisory Board and serves as secretary and legal counsel for the First Congressional Church’s Board of Trustees.
Knueve has received many honors throughout her career for leadership and charitable efforts. In 2010, she was presented with the Columbus Bar Association’s Community Service Award. She was also named to Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2010 and was given Super Lawyers’ 2009 “Ohio Rising Star” Award. Knueve is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation Class of 2011.
Knueve received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics, her master’s degree in education and her law degree from The Ohio State University.
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 civic, 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. NOTE: The Community Service Award is presented to attorneys in each of the Ohio State Bar Association’s 18 districts, and the statewide award recipient is chosen from these district honorees.
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.