Dworken & Bernstein Attorney Josh Strickland Awarded Ohio State Bar Foundation's District 18 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

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NE Ohio Attorney Josh Strickland to be presented with Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under

Josh Strickland

I was thrilled to be nominated and selected for this award. My volunteer work in my community has been very rewarding.

The Board of Trustees of the Ohio State Bar Foundation have selected Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. attorney Josh Strickland to receive the Foundation's District 18 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under. This award is presented annually to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service, or a local civic, artistic or cultural organization. The service must be outside the recipients' practice area and must be given without compensation. The award will be presented at the OSBA District 18 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 26 at Avalon Inn in Warren, Ohio.

Josh serves as President of the Lake County Historical Society, is on the Board of Trustees of AmSpirit, the Lake County Development Council and the Painesville United Methodist Church. From 2012 until just this year he was on the board of FUEL (Future Emerging Leaders of Lake County).

Josh practices primarily in the firm’s business transactional department and the firm’s commercial and residential real estate department. He focuses his practice in the areas of general business including formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, employee relations, commercial transactions, intellectual property, construction development, and sales. His residential and commercial real estate practice includes sales, leasing, zoning, land use, oil and gas, environmental law and real estate, eminent domain and taxation.

Josh also represents both Indian tribes and developers throughout Indian Country in various types of commercial transactions including commercial development, alternative energy, oil and gas, and gaming.

On a side note, Josh is an avid Science Fiction fan, which was cultivated by his mother who also shared the same interest. In addition to seeing all the Star Wars movies multiple times, he has a limited edition Darth Vadar light saber adorning his office. It's the exact size and dimension as the original used in the movies.

Josh is married to Maria and has two children.

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. is the largest law firm in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties, Ohio with additional offices in downtown Cleveland. Serving the community for over 50 years, Dworken & Bernstein and its 30 lawyers and staff of 35 offers a full range of legal services for businesses, individuals, and families.

Further information about Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. can be found at http://www.dworkenlaw.com or Ohio Lawyers Give Back at http://www.ohiolawyersgiveback.org.

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