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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former Ohio Supreme Court justice is joining a law firm with an office in Cincinnati.
Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, who served for 16 years on the state Supreme Court, will join the Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease firm.
Stratton will provide strategic legal counsel to the firm's clients.
"I'm thrilled about this opportunity that will allow me both to provide counsel to the firm's clients and expand my criminal justice advocacy work at the state and national levels," Stratton said in a prepared statement. "I could not envision a more natural fit."
Stratton will work with clients in various areas including health care, litigation and appellate work.
Also, she will assist Vorys Health Care Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of the firm that helps health care providers and professional associations deal with health care issues.
Stratton spent the first nine years of her legal career as a central Ohio trial lawyer. In 1988, she became the first woman elected judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
Stratton was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court by Gov. George Voinovich in 1996, and was elected by Ohio voters to three six-year terms.
While serving on the Ohio Supreme Court, Stratton formed and chaired the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Mental Illness & the Courts, which since its formation in 2001 has helped establish 38 mental health courts, recommended changes to Medicaid and advocated for a new Juvenile Competency Statute.
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