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Law professor honored with prestigious George A. Cooney Society Award

May 27, 2011

ImageJohn Martin, visiting professor of law at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law, received the George A. Cooney Society Award during the 51st annual Michigan Probate Lawyers Conference May 19-21 in Traverse City, Mich.

The George A. Cooney Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to continuing legal education. This is a combined award from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Martin served as reporter for the Drafting Committee of the Michigan Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) and is the author of the commentary published annually by ICLEg as well as numerous other commentaries.

Prior to joining the Ohio Northern faculty in January 2006, Martin was a partner with Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Mich., and remains Of Counsel to the firm. He has previously taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, where he received the McCall Award for Excellence in Teaching. Martin also has served as visiting professor of law at the University of Texas, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Duke University.

Martin received the 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award at ONU and the 2007 Daniel S. Guy Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism presented by the ONU Law Review. In April 2010, Martin was recognized with ONU’s Fowler V. Harper Faculty Scholarship Award.