Eighteen Coolidge Wall Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Edition

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition. Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its process is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers may not pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The Coolidge attorneys selected for inclusion …

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Attorney Merle Wilberding Selected for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is proud to announce that Merle Wilberding, a long-time attorney with the firm, has been selected for induction into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, a State of Ohio program that honors veterans more for what they did after their military service than for what they did during their military service. Many other states have since established veterans’ hall of fame programs, including New York, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Governor George Voinovich initiated the program in Ohio in 1992. Its charter members included six Ohio presidents who had previously served in the …

Nineteen Coolidge Wall Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Edition

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 edition. Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its process is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers may not pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The Coolidge attorneys selected for inclusion …

Twenty Coolidge Attorneys Honored as The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that 20 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its process is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers may not pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The Coolidge attorneys selected for inclusion in …

Wilberding Establishes Endowed Prize for Law Review at University of Dayton

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Merle Wilberding, long-time Coolidge Wall attorney, has established an endowment to create the Susan Newhart Elliott Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship fund to recruit legal scholars to write for the University of Dayton Law Review. Wilberding also established a trust last year to support the law review in perpetuity. “These gifts honor Susan’s longstanding service and contributions to legal scholarship, and the law review, for which I have a great deal of respect and admiration and is close to my heart,” said Wilberding who wrote the law review’s first article, “Banks and the Equal Pay Act, 1 U. Dayton …

Congressman Turner Introduces Bill to Rename Dayton’s Federal Building

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At a press conference on November 17, 2017, Congressman Mike Turner announced that he had just introduced a bill in Congress to name the federal building in Dayton the “Walter H. Rice Courthouse,” to be named after Judge Walter H. Rice, long-time United States District Court Judge and long-time civic leader in the Dayton community. The nomination was based on a recommendation by a Citizens Committee appointed by Mike Turner and chaired by Merle Wilberding from Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. The committee also included Amanda Wright Lane (Wright Brothers Family), Idotha “Bootsie” Neal (former Dayton City Commissioner), Debbie Lieberman (Montgomery …

Merle Wilberding Meets the Chief Justice of the United States

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Congressman Mike Turner invited Merle Wilberding as his guest at the Congressional Dialogues at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. These educational conversations for a limited number of Senators and Members of Congress are hosted by David Rubenstein, the Chairman of the Board of the Library of Congress. At this convocation, David Rubenstein interviewed John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, followed by a Q&A session. During the evening, Merle Wilberding, long time attorney at Coolidge Wall, had the opportunity to meet the Chief Justice, and they posed for this photograph.

Wilberding Speaks to Lincoln Society about the Lincoln Memorial

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On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Merle Wilberding was at Carillon Park where he gave a presentation to The Lincoln Society of Dayton entitled “The Lincoln Memorial.” The presentation covered the planning, construction, and dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922, as well as its living history ever since. Over the years, the Lincoln Memorial has been the gateway and background to protests, performances, open dialogue and classic connections and confrontations. These events have included the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, the many protests during the Vietnam War, and the pre-inauguration celebrations by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama …

Wilberding Pens Article about National VA Archives Coming to Dayton

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The January 24, 2017 Ideas & Voices section of the Dayton Daily News featured an article by Coolidge attorney Merle Wilberding about the National Veterans Affairs Archives being moved to the Dayton VA Medical Center. The project is expected to generate a $20 million investment and become an anchor for economic development in west Dayton.