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School of Law Scholarship Created In Honor Of Sorrell Logothetis

Sorrell Logothetis practiced labor and employment law for more than 50 years with an unmatched dedication and passion for his work.

Now a scholarship dedicated in his memory will help University of Dayton School of Law students fulfill their dreams of becoming lawyers so they can make a difference in the community.

The children of Logothetis, Jennifer Brown and Michael Logothetis, created the scholarship in memory of their father, his impact in the legal field, and to continue their family’s commitment to the Dayton community.

“We are thrilled to honor our father’s legacy by supporting future lawyers at UD Law in our hometown, where our father proudly practiced for decades,” Jennifer and Michael say.

During his career, Logothetis mentored many young lawyers, and hired several from the School of Law, either as interns or recent graduates. 

“We are very appreciative of all Mr. Logothetis has done to help our graduates,” says Andrew Strauss, Dean of the School of Law. “He was a towering figure in the Dayton legal community and this scholarship is a wonderful way to honor his legacy.”

Logothetis was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and was the son of Greek immigrants. He attended Kent State University and then Georgetown University Law Center. 

After working for the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board in Cincinnati, he moved to Dayton in 1967 to work in private practice at a downtown law firm that became Logothetis and Pence, and then Logothetis, Pence, and Doll. He practiced there for 37 years and spent the last part of his career as a Partner and then Of Counsel at Cook & Logothetis, LLC in Cincinnati until his death at the age of 81.

“Our father practiced labor and employment law for 51 years,” Jennifer and Michael say. “He was extremely dedicated and thoughtful about his work. He was a leader in his field and was proud to passionately represent unions and workers throughout his long and distinguished career. Through this annual scholarship, we hope to inspire future lawyers and honor his legacy and lifelong commitment to the practice of law.”

The Sorrell Logothetis Scholarship will be awarded to a student at UDSL who is from Ohio, has financial need and has demonstrated strong academic performance.

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