Shelby Co. judge named to bar board


COLUMBUS — Judge James F. Stevenson has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 2 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA).

He will also serve on the Board’s Membership, Public and Media Relations and Publications Committee. District 2 includes 1,256 attorneys who reside or practice in Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. He succeeds retiring District 2 representative Robert L. Gresham, a Dayton attorney.

Stevenson, of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court, was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago.

The 21-member Board of Governors meets monthly to manage the association’s business affairs, set policy, review pending legislation and conduct other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.

Stevenson earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Stevenson lives in Sidney with his wife, Gwen, who serves as dean of Edison Community College. Stevenson enjoys bicycling, gardening and golfing in his free time.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

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