WARREN – The Ohio State Bar Association recently recognized three Trumbull County attorneys for 50 and 65 years of service to the community and the legal profession.
These attorneys were recognized at the annual virtual meeting of OSBA District 18 held last week.
District 18 has 600 lawyers practicing in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Trumbull counties.
Warren’s William N. Letson was honored in the field for 65 years.
Letson graduated from Harvard Law School with honors in 1955. His career has taken him across the country, from working in New York City on Wall Street to working with his brother Tom in Warren. After the President’s appointment, he also served in Washington DC as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce and was Vice President and General Counsel of Westinghouse Electric Co.
Letson then worked in private practice in Washington as a partner in a Chicago-based law firm before returning to his family partnership in Warren. He moved to Denver, Colorado in 2013 and retired from active practice in 2016. In addition to his legal practice, Letson was the founder and first President of 100 for Trumbull County and was involved in a variety of nonprofit and civic organizations.
Two Warren attorneys honored for 50 years of practice are:
• Thomas E. Schubert von Warren graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with a law degree in 1970. In 1971 he graduated from Case Western Reserve University Law School. He is a former Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge who was elected to the Bank of the Family Court in 1992. He currently works for the Schubert law firm and the Schubert Title Agency in Warren. In addition to his legal career, Schubert is a past chairman of the Mahoning Valley Board of Developmental Disabilities.
• Gilbert L. Rieger von Warren graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law with a law degree. He focuses his legal practice on all real estate issues, including titles, foreclosures and evictions. He is an attorney with Rieger, Carpenter and Daughtery and President of the Valley Title and Escrow Agency with offices in Dublin, Delaware, Middlefield, Warren and Youngstown.
Rieger has taught real estate law at Kent State University on the Trumbull campus for 25 years and is the author of “The Language of Real Estate in Ohio” Rieger was a past president of the Warren YMCA Board in 1978 and a past president of the Mathews Local School District Board of Education. He is a past chairman of the board of directors of the Trumbull County United Way. Rieger is currently a member of the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority, to which he was appointed in 2004 by a judge on the Common Pleas Court in Trumbull County.
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