July 2, 2008 / Press Release

Kathleen M. Trafford Sworn in as President of the Columbus Bar Association

Porter Wright partner Kathleen Trafford assumed the Presidency of the Columbus Bar Association during the association's annual meeting on June 6, 2008. This move marks the culmination of Ms. Trafford's six-year commitment to the Columbus Bar Association's Board of Governors.

As she outlined during her inaugural address, Ms. Trafford intends to focus her efforts on fostering a sense of stewardship both for the Columbus Bar Association and for the legal profession as a whole. "Stewardship to me means making changes, where necessary, to ensure continued growth and prosperity . . . . ," Ms. Trafford explained.

Further, Ms. Trafford outlined steps that the association will take to "go green:" "We are going to engage lawyers electronically in ways that will save energy, resources, and money." She also challenged the Columbus legal community and individual lawyers to find ways to reduce their carbon footprints through small steps, such as turning off computer monitors at the end of the day.

In addition to her work with the Columbus Bar Association, Ms. Trafford concentrates her legal practice in the areas of governmental and regulatory litigation and constitutional law. Before joining Porter Wright in 1988, Ms. Trafford was Deputy Chief Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. She is a 1979 graduate of Capital University Law School.