Mahoning Bar Association Names Maro ‘Lawyer of the Year’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Bar Association has named attorney Lynn Maro the recipient of its “Lawyer of the Year Award” for 2023. The award recognizes a lawyer who has advanced the skills of the legal profession. In essence, the award honors an association member who performs outstanding work.

Selected by the Bar Association’s Board of Trustees from a list of nominees, the award was presented to Maro at the organization’s recent annual elections banquet. This is the first time since 2013 the award has been given.

Maro was nominated by attorney John Juhasz, who cited her courtroom success in a jury trial last summer as well two Ohio Supreme Court cases over the previous few years. “She has set a new standard for determining intellectual/developmental disability in death penalty cases,” he stated. “She also led the way in setting a new standard in a Fourth Amendment case in Ohio where a warrant is needed to seize patients’ property at hospitals.”

In accepting the award, Maro stated, “Considering the amazing attorneys who have previously been chosen, I am deeply humbled that my peers have honored me in this manner.”

Earlier this year, the honoree announced her candidacy for Mahoning County prosecutor in the 2024 election cycle.

Maro graduated from Ursuline High School and Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She received her juris doctorate, graduating cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law. She joined the Akron law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs as an associate in the civil litigation division. In 1992, she joined the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office in the civil division until 1996. She has been in private practice since 1994 and practices law with her husband, attorney Jonathan K. Schoenike.

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