Dublin resident Stephen Smith, a partner and leader of the Public Law Practice Group for Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, has been awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

Dublin resident Stephen Smith, a partner and leader of the Public Law Practice Group for Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, has been awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

The award recognizes the traditional qualities of excellence in the practice of law, as well as outstanding service to the public and an exemplary reputation in the legal community. The award also seeks to honor a private law practitioner who exudes "the highest of ethical standards and an appreciation of maintaining a life that balances a passion for professional excellence with the joy of family and friends."

Smith has practiced public law for more than 35 years and has been a member of IMLA since 1985. He currently serves as law director for the city of Dublin and represents dozens of municipalities and school districts across the state. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and serves as a former board member for the Buckeye Ranch Foundation.

Dr. Carole Kelley of Dublin has been named the 2008 recipient of the Ohio Dental Association's Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award.

Kelley founded the Heart of Gold foundation to provide dentists with a way to donate their scrap metal to dental charities. The foundation supports dental clinics and organizations whose purpose is to serve the indigent and working poor by providing access to dental care.

In addition to Kelley's efforts in establishing the Heart of Gold Foundation, she has been active in organized dentistry, and currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the Columbus Dental Society.

Kelley earned her bachelor's degree in 1969 from Ohio State University and is a 1980 graduate of the OSU College of Dentistry. She is the owner-practitioner of Hilliard Dental Associates.