Recent News

Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss is proud of the impact it makes both locally and nationwide. Through investment of resources and employee participation, LSR focuses on initiatives that build partnerships, strengthen communities and make an impact locally.

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Blood Drive

On May 5th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 11 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org
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Runs Walked in Challenge

With the start of baseball season, LSR’s Health and Wellness Committee joined forces with other downtown businesses to participate in the Runs Walked in Challenge that takes place from April 3rd to June 4th. Teams compete against one another by tracking their running, walking, biking etc. via fitness trackers. Curveballs and extra challenges are thrown in during these 9 weeks and the winning team with the most “Runs” at the end wins a prize!
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Casual Day for a Cause

During the week of April 21st, LSR’s Community Service Committee hosted a casual day to benefit Kenzie’s Closet; a boutique which provides prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to low income high school juniors and seniors. Through our casual day we were able to successfully raise funds that went to creating 32 care baskets for young girl’s this prom season. In addition to the baskets, LSR employees were also able to provide donations of dresses and accessories from their own closets. For more information on this boutique and their outreach, please visit: Kenzie’s Closet – It’s more than a dress…
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Opening Day Celebration

On April 4th, LSR employees celebrated the Cincinnati Red's Opening Day with a ballpark themed lunch. It was a great day for employees to support America's favorite pastime and support our city! Go Reds!
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Casual Days for a Cause

During the month of February, LSR’s Community Service Committee hosted casual days for a cause to benefit the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. Proceeds from the causal days went to assist in sponsoring LSR teams in the CYC Annual Trivia Night, which was held February 25th at Rhinegeist Brewery. Employees were able to successfully raise $1,307.00 to benefit the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and we had 8 teams participate in the Trivia Night, one of whom were the First Place Winners and were mentioned in the April edition of Movers & Shakers – Cincinnati.
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Attorney Spotlight

During the month of December, the Cincinnati Paralegal Association Newsletter featured Ed Boll as their Attorney Spotlight. The Cincinnati Paralegal Association has asked local attorneys to share their experiences expressing how paralegals are useful to their practice. Ed is the managing bankruptcy attorney at LSR and was honored to contribute to the series. To read his featured article, click HERE!

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Onsite Health Screenings

This past December, LSR partnered with The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit to provide onsite health screenings for participating employees. The Jewish Hospital- Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Units make screening mammography quick and easy. The self-contained, 38-foot vans are staffed by female radiology technologists who specialize in mammography. For more information, please visit http://www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com/mammography/index.html
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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

LSR is proud to continue our support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation each year. This year, LSR employees were able to collect numerous toys, as well as $800.00 in monetary donations, to benefit this local charity. For more information on how you can help, please visit: ToysForTots.org
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Child Focus Angel Tree

This holiday season, LSR and its employees continue to be a proud supporter of Child Focus by sponsoring children through our annual Child Focus Angel Tree. Child Focus provides families with a wide range of services around the community, and LSR employees were able to provide for these families by purchasing toys, clothing and household items. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.child-focus.org.
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Operation Christmas Child-Service/Affidavit/CE/Sale Triage Team

On 11/19/15 the Service/Affidavit CE and Sale Triage Team worked together as a team to create a total of 14 shoe boxes that will go all over the world. The goal was to create 3 boxes and they definitely exceeded this! The boxes are filled with a "wow" toy and then also filled with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. These were delivered to one of the drop off locations locally. For more information, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
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Maintain Don't Gain Holiday Challenge

During the upcoming holiday months, LSR partnered with Fit Together and other downtown offices for a holiday challenge! This Fit Together program is to help encourage healthy eating habits and staying physically active during the holiday season.
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Hoxworth Blood Drive

On November 5th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 18 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Casual Days for a Cause

During Thanksgiving week, LSR hosted our annual Casual Days for a Cause to support the Freestore Foodbank. The Freestore Foodbank is a local organization that annually distributes over 20 million meals to more than 260 non-profit agencies, including community centers, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and various non-profit outreach centers in the 20 counties that they serve. For information on how you can help support The Freestore Foodbank, please visit http://freestorefoodbank.org/.
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Pay It Forward Initiative

In October, the LSR Health and Wellness Committee focused on mental health by way of doing good deeds for others. The committee introduced The Pay It Forward Initiative at LSR! The initiative focusses on sending anonymous challenges to coworkers in order to promote doing a good deed for others. Participating employees post their "pay it forward bucks" to a bulletin board and in turn challenge a fellow co-worker to keep the chain going.
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Pink Thursdays

During the month of October, LSR hosted "Pink Thursdays" in support of the Chris Collinsworth ProScan Fund. These casual days for a cause went to support Pink Ribbon Programs that provide easy access to early detection and hope and comfort to breast cancer patients. We were able to successfully raise $1,984.00 for the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund! Please visit https://ccpf.proscan.com/ for additional information about this organization.
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Making a Difference Together Community Fair

On October 14th, LSR's Community Service Committee hosted a Making a Difference Together Community Fair. We had over 20 local organizations and great participation from LSR employees! LSR employees were also able to successfully make 100 cards to support our troops this holiday season, which is amazing!
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Donation Days

Each month the LSR Community Service Committee picks a non-profit group in our area and solicits donations from LSR employees. During the month of September, LSR employees collected new, or very gently used, children's books that will be going to Cincinnati Public Schools. This was a great way for our employees to clean out their bookshelves and support local school libraries.
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Hoxworth Blood Drive

On August 13th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate several units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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ProKids Superhero Run

On August 7th LSR sponsored interested attorneys in the Super Hero Run for Kids 5K event. Please visit http://www.prokids.org for additional information about this organization.
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Casual Days for a Cause

During the first week of August, LSR hosted Casual Days for a Cause where employees dressed casually to support Crayons to Computers and Pro Kids. We were able to successfully raise a total of $1302.00 and we donated $651.00 to each charity.
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Donation Days

Each month the LSR Community Service Committee picks a non-profit group in our area and solicits donations from LSR employees. During the month of August, LSR collected School Supplies for the Crayons to Computers - Push for Pencils Drive! These donations went to support local teachers for the upcoming school year. For more information on Crayons to Computers - Push for Pencils Drive please visit www.crayons2computers.org
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All-Star Game

All-Star Game: During the week of July 13th, Cincinnati welcomed the Major League All Star Game and Home Run Derby! Our office was right in the center of all of the hype and LSR was able to enjoy the weeks events.
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LSR 40th Anniversary

On July 8th, LSR employees honored the firm's founding members for their 40th anniversary. Congratulations to Don Lerner, Kirk Sampson, and Rick Rothfuss on this milestone anniversary.
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Donation Days

Each month the LSR Community Service Committee picks a non-profit group in our area and solicits donations from LSR employees. As the Major League Baseball All Star Game came to Cincinnati, LSR employees participated in a silent auction to raise funds for the Reds Community Fund. Each department created masterful baskets and tickets were purchased for the raffle. Ticket sales raised an amazing $2,096.00 for the Reds Community Fund and with the generosity of Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, the firm matched what was raised, bringing the total donation to $4,192.00. For those of you who dont know, the number 4192 just so happens to be the number of hits that lead Reds player Pete Rose to break Ty Cobb's all-time hits record back in 1985. We can’t make this up!
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Our Harvest Cooperative

Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss once again joined forces with Our Harvest Cooperative where participating employees receive fresh, local produce on a weekly basis. Our Harvest Cooperative is committed to creating family-sustaining jobs in Greater Cincinnati, producing sustainably-grown, local produce and building a food hub to strengthen the local food system and increase access to healthy food from local farmers. For more information on this program, please visit https://www.ourharvest.coop/.

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Blood Drive

On May 7th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 12 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Donation Days

Each month the LSR Community Service Committee picks a non-profit group in our area and solicits donations from LSR employees. LSR Employees solicited new or gently used baby items to assist new parents in our local community. All donations went to the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.ywca.org.
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Casual Days for a Cause

During the week of April 27th, LSR hosted Casual Days for a Cause to raise money for The American Red Cross –Disaster Relief to provide aid to those affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal. Together, LSR employees were able to raise $1,410.00 to those affected.
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Donation Days

Each month the LSR Community Service Committee picks a non-profit group in our area and solicits donations from LSR employees. During prom season, LSR employees collected dresses, accessories, evening bags and costume jewelry and donated them to Kenzies Closet. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.kenziescloset.com.
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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

LSR is proud to continue our support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation each year. This year, LSR employees were able to collect numerous toys, as well as monetary donations, to benefit this local charity. For more information on how you can help, please visit: ToysForTots.org

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Child Focus Angel Tree

This holiday season, LSR and its employees continue to be a proud supporter of Child Focus by sponsoring 5 children with our annual Child Focus Angel Tree. Child Focus provides families with a wide range of services around the community, and LSR employees are able to provide for these families by purchasing toys, clothing and household items. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.child-focus.org.
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Onsite Health Screenings

On December 16th, LSR partnered with The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit to provide onsite health screenings for participating employees. The Jewish Hospital- Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Units make screening mammography quick and easy. The self-contained, 38-foot vans are staffed by female radiology technologists who specialize in mammography. For more information, please visit http://www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com/mammography/index.html
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Casual Days for a Cause!

During the week of November 24th , LSR hosted casual days for a cause to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank. The Freestore Foodbank is a local organization that annually distributes over 20 million meals to more than 260 non-profit agencies, including community centers, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and various non-profit outreach centers in the 20 counties that they serve. This year, LSR employees were able to successfully raise $1,794.00 to assist with providing meals to those in need in our area. For more information on how you can help, please visit http://freestorefoodbank.org.
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Hoxworth Blood Drive

On November 5th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 20 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Casual Days for a Cause

During the week of September 29th LSR held Casual Days for a Cause to raise money to benefit the Pink Ribbon Programs through the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund. Together, LSR employees were able to successfully raise $1,645.00 for this cause. For information regarding the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund, please visit http://www.proscan.com/fw/main/For-Women-768.html
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USFN Award of Excellence

LSR has been selected for the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence for Kentucky and Ohio. The Award of Excellence is given annually to USFN Member firms who meet rigorous standards which evaluate professional activities, industry volunteerism, and community and charitable involvement by the firm. USFN, founded in 1988, is the nation's oldest and most prestigious trade association of law firms and trustee companies which focus on creditors' rights. The Award of Excellence program was initiated in 1993 to recognize and encourage Member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community.
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Hoxworth Blood Drive

On November 5th, LSR partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 20 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Casual Days for a Cause

During the week of September 29th LSR held Casual Days for a Cause to raise money to benefit the Pink Ribbon Programs through the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund. Together, LSR employees were able to successfully raise $1,645.00 for this cause. For information regarding the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund, please visit http://www.proscan.com/fw/main/For-Women-768.html

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USFN Award of Excellence:

LSR has been selected for the 2014 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence for Kentucky and Ohio. The Award of Excellence is given annually to USFN Member firms who meet rigorous standards which evaluate professional activities, industry volunteerism, and community and charitable involvement by the firm. USFN, founded in 1988, is the nation's oldest and most prestigious trade association of law firms and trustee companies which focus on creditors' rights. The Award of Excellence program was initiated in 1993 to recognize and encourage Member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community.
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Casual Days for a Cause:

During the week of August 11th, LSR held Casual Days for a Cause to raise money benefitting ProKids. ProKids is a local volunteer program that advocates for abused and neglected children in our area. Together, LSR employees were able to successfully raise $1,444.00 for this cause. In addition to raising funds, LSR attorneys participated in the 18th Annual Superhero Run for kids. For more information please visit www.prokids.org.
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Hoxworth Blood Drive:

On August 14th, LSR partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate several units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Our Harvest Cooperative

Our Harvest Cooperative: Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss recently joined forces with Our Harvest Cooperative where participating employees receive fresh, local produce on a weekly basis. Our Harvest Cooperative is committed to creating family-sustaining jobs in Greater Cincinnati, producing sustainably-grown, local produce and building a food hub to strengthen the local food system and increase access to healthy food from local farmers. For more information on this program, please visit https://www.ourharvest.coop/.
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Casual Days for a Cause!

During the week of July 28th, LSR held Casual Days for a Cause to raise money benefitting Crayons to Computers. Crayons to Computers is a local charity that operates a free store for teachers from greater Cincinnati area schools. Together, LSR employees were able to successfully raise $1,629.00 for this local charity. For more information please visit http://www.crayons2computers.org .
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Hoxworth Blood Drive

On May 8th, LSR partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 22 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org
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YLS Community Service Challenge

The efforts of LSR attorneys and employees continues to be recognized as Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss has been chosen as the YLS Community Service Challenge winner in the firm category! As the winner in this category, LSR was recognized at the YLS Annual Meeting on April 10th with a Certificate of Achievement from the Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section for outstanding dedication and service to the Cincinnati Bar Association and the community at large.
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Cincinnati Red's Opening Day

On March 31st, LSR employees celebrated the Cincinnati Red's Opening Day with a ballpark themed lunch. It was a great day for employees to support America's favorite pastime and support our city! Go Reds!
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Blessings in a Backpack

On March 18th, LSR attended the USFN Servicing Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. As a part of this conference, servicers and attorneys volunteered their time for Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 63,000 children in 583 schools in 45 U.S. states. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. The children who qualify participate in the federal lunch programs and the backpacks that were filled help to supply food for that child on the weekends. For more information on Blessings in a Backpack, please visit: http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/About.aspx

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Hoxworth Blood Center Drive

On February 12th, LSR partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center by holding a donor drive with the firm's employees. In coordinating this drive, participating employees were able to successfully donate 18 units of blood for patients in our community! For information regarding becoming a blood donor, please visit www.hoxworth.org.
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Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

LSR is proud to continue our support of the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation each year. During the week of December 16th, employees were permitted to dress casually by making a toy donation or a monetary donation to the Toys For Tots Foundation. This year, LSR employees were able to collect numerous toys, as well as monetary donations in the amount of $1,400.00 to benefit this local charity. For more information on how you can help, please visit: ToysForTots.org

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