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Artistry in Practice Program Faculty

Program Faculty: Bruce I. Petrie, Jr. – Lawyer, Painter and Author

Bruce Petrie, Jr. is a partner at Graydon Head and focuses his practice in health care, education and public sector law as well as labor and employment law.   He is an AV rated lawyer named in Best Lawyers of America. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown and received his JD from Northwestern where he was a Law Review Editor.

Bruce is an artist whose paintings have been widely shown and are in private collections and whose illustration and drawings are in numerous publications.  His work can be viewed at  Bruce’s shows have included “Defining Light-Recent Works” at the Cincinnati Art Galleries, Great American Artists Show, Artist in Residence at the University Club, and “People and Places” at the Weston Billing Galleries.  He was the winner of the Reds Hall of Fame Art Show Award and is a Greenacres Art Guild Member and exhibitor. 

Bruce is the author of two books: Trail of the Brush: A  Painter’s Guide (published in collaboration with the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2012, and available at the Cincinnati Art Museum store as well as Kindle ebooks) and Health Care Labor and Employment Practice Guide (American Health Lawyers Association, 2011).

He and his wife Mimi have four children and enjoy community involvement and sports.


Program Facilitator: Professor Marjorie Corman Aaron

Marjorie Corman Aaron is Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law where she teaches client counseling, negotiation, mediation, and decision analysis.   A mediator in Cincinnati, she is a former Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a former Vice President and Mediator at Endispute, Inc. (now JAMS). She is the author of Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities (Oxford University Press 2012) as well as articles and chapters on mediation and decision analysis.  A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, her initial practice was in civil and criminal litigation.