Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Ralph W. Kohnen has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a member of the Ohio Public Defender Commission. Kohnen will serve as an at-large member for a four-year term beginning January 2018 and ending January 2022.
Kohnen was selected because of his many professional awards and commendations, as well as his commitment to serving his profession and the people of Ohio. He regularly assists clients with internal investigations and advocates on behalf of businesses, executives, public officers and other individuals involved in criminal prosecutions and investigations.
About the Ohio Public Defender Commission
The Ohio Public Defender Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Ohio governor and the Supreme Court of Ohio for the purpose of overseeing the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Commission members are generally practicing attorneys with experience in providing representation in criminal matters to indigent persons. The Commission meets at least quarterly and may meet at other times pursuant to the call of the chairman or state public defender.