A local appellate court judge who is a neighborhood activist and a one-time Cincinnati City Council candidate recently was elected as president of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Patrick F. Fischer was elected Friday during the Bar Association's annual convention in Columbus.
Fischer is a former president of the Pleasant Ridge Community Council who ran for City Council as a Republican in 2007. He finished 14th out of 25 candidates; the top nine finishers were elected.
He currently sits on the bench of the 1st District Court of Appeals. Previously he was a partner in the Keating Muething & Klekamp law firm and was president of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Fischer is a graduate of Harvard Law School and his daughter, K.C., is a third-year law student at the University of Cincinnati.