Jackson Receives Robert Kelb Distinguished Service Award
Reginald S. Jackson, Jr. has received the Robert Kelb Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Jackson’s practice includes complex business litigation, federal white collar criminal defense and professional liability.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Jackson is active in the legal community. He served as president of the:
- Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), 2000 – 2001
- Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF), 2008
- Toledo Bar Association, 1989 – 1990
- Toledo Bar Foundation, 1993 – 1998
- Toledo Junior Bar Association, 1980 – 1981
Mr. Jackson was a trustee of the Ohio State Bar Foundation (1998 – 2009) as well as the chair of several committees. From 1996 through 2009 he was a delegate representing Ohio in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.
During his career, Mr. Jackson has had the opportunity to participate in the selection of court officials and court issues by:
- Chairing the OSBA Commission on Judicial Candidates, which is tasked with evaluating the credentials of candidates to the Ohio Supreme Court (2004).
- Chairing the selection committee for a U.S. magistrate judge in the Northern District of Ohio court (2010).
- Sitting on the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio Advisory Group (current).
As yet another way to give back to the profession, Mr. Jackson is president (2014 – present) of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, a non-profit focused on obtaining treatment for members of the legal community with substance abuse issues and mental health problems.
Mr. Jackson also serves the community at large, beginning with service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves where he was honorably discharged as a captain in 1978. He is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo (supporting trustee, 1980 – present), Maumee, Ohio, Civil Service Commission, Rotary Club of Toledo and the Toledo Rotary Foundation.
The Robert Kelb Distinguished Service Award
The Kelb Award is presented by the Board of Directors of the Toledo Bar Association to a member of the TBA who has unselfishly served the Bar Association and its members. The award is named after Robert A. Kelb, who practiced law in Toledo for 58 years. Mr. Kelb’s dedication to service was demonstrated by his involvement with many organizations – fraternal, professional and charitable. In 1943, Robert Kelb was elected as President of the Lucas County Bar Association and in 1968 served as President of the Toledo Bar Association. In Memory of Robert Kelb, this award is presented annually at the Holiday Luncheon. The recipients are persons who consistently devote time and talents in service to the Toledo Bar Association through work on its various committees.
The Firm offers its congratulations to Mr. Jackson for this award and his work with the community.