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Attorney Profile

Education
1956 Ohio State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate Degree

1953 Capital University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, music and choral conducting.

Admitted to Practice
1956 - All Ohio Courts; U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio; U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court.

Background
1959 to present; general law practitioner for over 59-years with active trial experience in nearly every field of law for both Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of Ohio and Federal Courts with a heavy concentration of jury cases representing private landowners in eminent domain cases.

Set legal precedent in various cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Court of Appeals.

Former legal counsel for Warren General Hospital, the Village of Lordstown, Township of Vienna, Lordstown Board of Education, Gordon D. James Vocational School, Trumbull County Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Trumbull County Planning Commission, City of Girard, Ohio.

1960-1967 City Attorney and Prosecutor for Newton Falls, Ohio twice elected for 4-year terms.

1956-1959 Ohio Assistant Attorney General under C. William O’Neil and William Saxbe.  Was attorney for the various departments of the state including the Ohio Highway Department, with trial work in approximately 76 of the 88 counties in Ohio.

1955 legal research assistant and opinion writer for Ohio Attorney General C. William O’Neil.

1954 legal assistant to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

Associations
Ohio State Bar Association

Trumbull County Bar Association

Former Chairman of the Ohio State Bar Eminent Domain Committee

Former Chairman of the Trumbull County Bar Court Relations Committee

President of The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra

S.C.O.P.E., Inc. Board of Trustees Honorary Member and former legal counsel

Founder and Director of “T.B.T.N. Neighborhood Takeback, Inc.” a non-profit community corporation

Former Warren Y.W.C.A. Advisory Committee Member and legal counsel

Warren Rotary Club, Chairman Adopt-A-School Committee 1993-99, also served on the Charitable Projects Committee; Chairman of the Invocation Committee

Former Gordon D. James Vocation School Advisory Committee member

1962-1972 Director of Music at Howland Community Church

Family
Married to Gina Abruzzi Bodor, former instructor of French and Italian at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Two children: Danielle Bodor Sheriff, Venture Capitalist, London, England; and Brian R. Bodor, Partner with the law firm of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP, Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren.
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