Columbus Loses Two Legal Standouts

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Columbus's legal community has lost two prominent attorneys in as many weeks.

James M.L. Ferber, managing shareholder of the Columbus office of Littler Mendelson, died July 31 at age 64 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ferber, one of the area's top local employment law attorneys, taught in Japan as an adjunct professor at Capital University School of Law and formerly served as special labor counsel to the mayor of Columbus.

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John J. "Jack" Chester left a lasting impact on Columbus. Chester, who died July 24 at age 91, practiced for 65 years in the law firm now known as Chester Willcox & Saxbe, started by his grandfather, John J. Chester, in 1884.

He briefly served as special counsel to former President Richard Nixon, and had a long history of involvement in the community, including chairing the board of OhioHealth.

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