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Kaplan is Honored as 'Volunteer Lawyer of the Year'

Andrew M. Kaplan, a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, has been named the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year for 2006 by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation.

“This is a special pleasure for me,” said Roger Gates, president of the board of trustees of the Volunteer Lawyers.  “For more than 20 years, Andy has demonstrated a strong and special commitment to the goals and work of the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Under his leadership, his firm accepts a wide range of cases from us. Andy not only encourages members of his firm to volunteer their skills, he often handles cases himself.”

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation provides legal services to low-income citizens, linking private attorneys with indigent clients. The Volunteer Lawyers Project brings the concept of equal justice for all closer to reality. VLP was established in 1982 by the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. It now serves Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties.

“We’re exceptionally proud of Andy’s contributions,” said Nathaniel Lampley, managing partner of Vorys’ Cincinnati office. “It’s important to us at Vorys that we give back to the community. Andy is a fine example of that.”

Mr. Kaplan is a member of the labor and employment group. His practice focuses on employment-related litigation and workers' compensation. He was presented with his award at the annual luncheon meeting of the Cincinnati Bar Association on Friday, May 4, 2007.

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