Miami University (Bachelor of Science, 1951). Case Western Reserve University (Juris Doctor, 1956). Member, Society of Benchers of Case Western Reserve University, since 1986.
Omicron Delta Kappa.
Phi Eta Sigma. Member, Law Review Editorial Board, 1955-1956. National Vice President, Zeta Beta Tau, 1964-1966.
Vice Chairman and General Counsel, McDonald Steel Corporation, since 1981.
Worked at Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge, Legal Professional Association (Youngstown, Ohio) specializing in General Civil Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Partnership, and General Business Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits and Employee Stock Ownership Plan"s, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, Employment Law, Management/Labor Relations, Insurance Defense, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pension, Profit Sharing and Retirement Plans, Personal Injury, Probate, Product Liability, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Real Estate, School Law, Securities, Trials, Venture Capital, Workers Compensation. Admitted to the bar, 1956, Ohio.
1960, United States.
Supreme Court. 1983, District of Columbia. Member, Society of Benchers of Case Western Reserve University, 1986.
Omicron Delta Kappa. Phi Eta Sigma. Member, Law Review Editorial Board, 1955-1956.
National Vice President, Zeta Beta Tau, 1964-1966.
Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, McDonald Steel Corporation, 1981. Director, Executive Committee, Mahoning National Bank, 1973. Member: Mahoning County, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.
The District of Columbia Bar.
Military: Lieutenant Colonel, United States. Air Force Reserve, active duty, 1951-1953, Retired.
Although the firm was formed in 1969, its roots in Youngstown date back to the early 1900"s to the individual practices of Benjamin F. Roth and Oscar A. Stephens. The firm handles a diversified civil practice before all State and Federal Courts in Ohio, as well as before numerous Federal and State agencies and regulatory bodies.
Over the years, the firm has built a large insurance defense practice, as well as serving as general counsel for a number of local and regional corporations.
The firm is well established in school law, and has a substantial probate and estate planning practice. In addition, the firm represents numerous start-up companies and deals regularly with venture capital situations.
Board directors Youngstown Symphony, Stambaugh Auditorium. Board directors Youngstown Playhouse, vice president, 1991-1993. President Rodef Sholom Temple, Youngstown,1982-1984.
First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953, lieutenant colonel Reserve, retired. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Mahoning County Bar Association, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, National Association Corporation Dirs., Society Benchers of Case Western Reserve U. Law School, Youngstown Club, Pelican Bay Club (Naples, Florida), Pelican Isle Yacht Club (Naples), Zeta Beta Tau (national vice president 1964-1966), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Epsilon Rho.
Married Joann M. Roth. Children: William M., Jennifer A., Rochelle.