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Rimelspach Member of OSBF Fellows 2008 Class

4/22/08

Eastman & Smith Ltd. associate René L. Rimelspach has been accepted as a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation's 2008 class. Members of the class learn about the Foundation and undertake a class project. Past projects have included the development of tools to assist self-represented parties and the production of a CD educating Somali refugees on the American legal system. In order to become a fellow of the Foundation, OSBF trustees must select attorneys whose professional, public and private careers demonstrate outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and the maintenance and support of the major objectives of the Foundation.

At Eastman & Smith, Ms. Rimelspach concentrates her practice on environmental, public and employment law. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Rimelspach was assistant general counsel to the Ohio Treasurer of State, and was an assistant attorney general in the Constitutional Offices Section of Ohio Attorney General's Office, focusing in the area of tobacco litigation as a part of the Tobacco Unit. She is the author of "Mediating Family Disputes in a World with Domestic Violence: How to Devise a Safe and Effective Court-Connected Mediation Program," published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Rimelspach is a member of the Ohio International College's Board of Trustees and a member of the Columbus Notre Dame Alumni Club, the Columbus Bar Association and the Columbus Young Professionals Organization. She may be reached at our Columbus office (614-280-1770).

The Ohio State Bar Foundation's mission is to promote the public's knowledge of the legal system. Nearly 800 attorneys are fellows of this non-profit group. Ms. Rimelspach joins other Eastman & Smith attorneys as OSBF fellows (Bruce L. Smith, Henry N. Heuerman, James F. Nooney, Robert J. Gilmer, Jr. and Stu Goldberg). For more information on the Ohio State Bar Foundation, visit their web site www.osbf.net.

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