COLUMBUS — A Paulding attorney was one of 30 attorneys inducted into the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s honorary Fellows Program on June 11.

Harvey Hyman, of Paulding, is an attorney at Hyman & Hyman, Ltd. Hyman is a third-generation attorney at the family firm, Hyman & Hyman, Ltd. where he focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, civil litigation, bankruptcy and criminal defense.

He is a member and past president of the Paulding County Bar Association and serves on the Northwest Ohio Bar Association Grievance Committee, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates, representing the OSBA’s 3rd District.

He has served as the vice president of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce and president of United Way of Paulding County. Hyman graduated from Hillsdale College and earned his law degree from the University of Toledo School of Law.

Hyman also was one of 21 Ohio attorneys who graduated from the bar association’s Leadership Academy.

Fellows are members of the foundation. They are attorneys who go above and beyond, giving their time, talent, and treasure to advance the OSBF’s mission through community service efforts and monetary donations.

A new class of civic-minded attorneys are inducted each year. All Fellows must be nominated by a peer or self-nominate, and all nominees are reviewed by the OSBF Board of Trustees before committing their time and pledging financial support to fuel the foundation’s statewide grant making program.

The OSBA Leadership Academy is designed to nurture and prepare lawyers for effective leadership in the association, the legal profession and their communities.

The interactive training program is conducted during a five-month period in six sessions during which participants interact with a diverse group of seasoned attorneys and other professionals, learning about topics such as civility, ethics, branding and thought leadership.

The Leadership Academy is limited to 24 lawyers annually who have practiced law between one and 10 years.

Attorneys are selected based on their stated commitment to the goals of the academy, a demonstrated history of interaction with the legal and civic communities, and diversity.

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