The Essence of a Good Lawyer

Community Service

The attorneys and staff at Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer strongly believe that they have an obligation to give part of their expertise back to the community in which they live. Our lawyers and staff members take part in a broad variety of community-based charities, educational projects, and other community-based activities.

We list them here to show the breadth of our interests; we use our skills for many purposes:

Educational and youth

Educational and youth coaching:

  • A team from BPBS serves as tutors and mentors at Parker Elementary School in Madisonville on a weekly basis.
  • Coaching at Kilgour Elementary School
  • St. Xavier High School development office
  • Coaching for youth baseball, basketball, football, softball, swimming and soccer teams in several counties
  • Swimming coach in community swim team
  • Board work of soccer league, community athletic association


  • Work with sister cities organizations
  • Board member, international educational foundation
  • Teaching the jury system in law schools in Ukraine

Legal organizations:

  • Our lawyers have served on the boards of the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations
  • Chair of Small Firm/Solo Practice committee of Ohio State Bar Association
  • “Service to Others” award from American Bar Association
  • Special Service award from Cincinnati Bar Association
  • “Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award,” Legal Aid Society of Gtr. Cincinnati


  • Our staff members have served on the governing boards in their religious institutions in the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths
  • Stephen Minister
  • Chair of Social Action Committee at synagogue
  • Active in Social Justice and other church based groups
  • Active in Interfaith Hospitality Network and Emmaus Community
  • Active in Habitat for Humanity
  • Religious school teachers and committee members
Arts community

Arts community:

  • Officer of Cincinnati Arts Association (Music Hall & Aronoff Center)
  • Officer of Greater Cincinnati Arts & Education Center (SCPA)
  • Board Member, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Board Member, Cincinnati Arts Association
  • Active with College-Conservatory of Music alumni efforts

Other – we serve as officers or board members of:

  • Several homeowner associations
  • Oakley Community Council
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club
  • Cincinnati Junior Council for Children’s Hospital
  • Newport Historic Preservation Commission
  • U. C. Alumni Association
  • Ohio Valley Chapter, Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Navy League of the United States, Cincinnati Council
  • Free Store-Food Bank of Greater Cincinnati
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
  • FreeStore FoodBank Planned Giving Council

We at Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer consider our community work to be an honor. Our communities have supported us in becoming lawyers and lawyer associates, and we enjoy giving back to our communities.