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Ziegler Celebrates 60th Year Practicing Law

June 14 will mark attorney Wilbert L. Ziegler's 60th year practicing law.

He is a founding and senior partner at the Crescent Springs-based law firm Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C.

Ziegler has served as general counsel for the Kenton County Airport Board since November 20, 1967, when TWA flight 128 crashed at CVG Airport, killing 70 people, including Ziegler's partner, Andrew Clark, who had been the airport's general counsel.

“Fifty years serving one account is virtually unheard of in the legal community and is unlikely to be repeated in today’s world. Dad knows the background surrounding key legal issues affecting the airport development in a way that no one else does,” said Robert Ziegler, the elder Zigler's son who is also a partner at Z&S.

Ziegler was also general counsel at the Bank of Kentucky.

“From the formation of The Bank of Kentucky, Inc. in 1990 until its sale in 2015, Will served as the Bank’s general counsel. Will’s thoughtful wisdom, sage counsel, and calming influence always served the bank well," said Bob Zapp, former president of the Bank of Kentucky. "Will was greatly respected by the board of directors and employees of the bank and his contribution to the bank added greatly to its success. Personally, I thank Will for the time, patience, and wise counsel he gave to me. Will has been a wonderful mentor and friend and I congratulate him on his sixtieth year in practice.”

Currently, Ziegler is a member of the Northern Kentucky Independent Board of Health (as a designee of the Kenton County Judge/Executive), a trustee at Thomas More College, a trustee at the University of Cincinnati Foundation, and as a member of the board of advisors at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

He is a Life Fellow at the Kentucky Bar Foundation, and in 2009 was presented with the Northern Kentucky Bar Association's Distinguished Lawyer Award. Since 2007, he has served as President of The R. C. Durr Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northern Kentucky.

He holds degrees from Thomas More College (A.B.), University of Cincinnati College of Law (LL.B.), and the University of Michigan Law School (S.J.D.). During his career, Ziegler taught for 15 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and served on the board of the Law School Alumni. He was also city attorney in Fort Mitchell, and past-president and board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

-Staff report

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