Each of the founding partners brought distinguished backgrounds to the firm, and quickly established strong firm traditions of public service, community involvement, and excellent legal work.
Mr. Vorys, a former Superintendent of Insurance in Ohio, was a member of the Republican National Committee who served as Eastern Campaign Manager for President William Howard Taft in the 1908 election. Mr. Sater served as Treasurer of the Ohio State Board of Trustees and president and director of the University Alumni Association; he also was an incorporator of the Columbus Athletic Club and a founder of the University Club, as well as a president of the Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Seymour was an Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and also served as president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pease, who received his undergraduate and law degrees from the Ohio State University, also was active with the University and was recognized as a leading authority on real estate law.