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Mark M. Kitrick joins Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees

Columbus, OH (Jan. 7, 2015) –The new year brings with it a new board member for the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) as Mark M. Kitrick begins his three-year term.  He will join an accomplished group of 20 legal professionals who are committed to promoting public understanding of the rule of law and improvements in the justice system.

Kitrick, a Life Fellow, has been a part of OSBF since 2006 and will serve on the Awards Committee this year. In the past, he has also donated his time to the Grants Committee as well as a volunteer project called “Keys to the Courtroom.”

When asked what keeps him engaged with the Foundation, he said, “Being a Fellow has taught me how many different ways lawyers can give back to our society and truly make a marked, positive difference in educating and helping people understand the legal system. The incredible passion and hard work - all pro bono - of hundreds of lawyers within OSBF inspires me beyond compare, and it will for my lifetime.”

Kitrick is a partner in the firm of Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co., L.P.A. where he focuses his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation and consumer protection. In his spare time, he serves numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Justice (AAJ) where he is currently a member of the Board of Governors. In addition, he has served on ten AAJ committees and is the immediate past chair of the Budget Committee.

Kitrick is a past president of the Ohio Association for Justice and the Ohio Association for Justice Educational Foundation, a past president of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, and was elected twice to the Board of Governors for the Columbus Bar Association. He also lectures extensively to high school students on the dangers of distracted driving, emergency room malpractice actions, subrogation, plane crashes, and product liability claims.

When not volunteering for the legal profession, Kitrick donates his time to the Puffin Foundation West where he serves as treasurer. He also works with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, handling Amicus matters. In addition, Kitrick teaches martials arts and is a musician having composed two CDs.

Kitrick received his B.A. cum laude in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. from the University of Dayton.

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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