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Scioto County Lawyer Honored for Community Service by Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is pleased to announce that S. Andrew Sturgill is the recipient of its Community Service Award for Lawyers 40 and Under.

The award is presented to lawyers across Ohio who work to make a difference in their local communities, outside of their area of ​​practice, and without compensation. By recognizing outstanding lawyers, OSBF promotes excellence in the legal profession.

Through leadership and community service, Sturgill is making a positive impact on Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Her service includes volunteering with the Scioto County Mock Trial Program and sponsoring the Lucasville Kiwanis programs as well as the Wheelersburg High School softball teams. He participates in and promotes a variety of community service activities including breast cancer awareness, energizing frontline workers, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast.

Sturgill also volunteers with Southeast Ohio Legal Services, providing pro bono legal services to people preparing for family relations court proceedings.

He was appointed by Anna Davis, staff attorney, 4th District Court of Appeals.

“Andrew is very smart, hardworking and energetic, professional, friendly and service oriented. He is also a humble person and does not place emphasis on his own accomplishments and activities, although he is always ready to encourage and support others, ”said Davis, in his letter of appointment.

Sturgill is a graduate of Shawnee State University and the University of Toledo College of Law. He returned home to Portsmouth after graduating to serve as duty counsel for County Scioto. He went on to serve as a lawyer in the service of the Fourth District Court of Appeal and ad litem guardian in the Scioto County Juvenile Court. He was also a member of the Scioto County Bar. He is currently a Managing Partner of the law firm Buckler & Sturgill, LLC.

“Andrew is an exceptional role model and his willingness to serve is an inspiration to all of us,” said OSBF Executive Director Lori Keating. “We are proud to honor Andrew with this award, and we applaud his service.”

Sturgill received the Community Service Award for 40 Lawyers on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center during an Ohio State Bar Association luncheon.

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation: The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) granting body and the largest bar foundation in the United States. for all Ohio.

Since 1992, the Ohio State Bar Foundation has awarded nearly $ 14 million in grants statewide. These grants ensure that members of this community and throughout the state have the opportunity to better understand the law and have better access to justice.

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