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2012 Harris Distinguished Practitioner Scott Knox

Date: April 22, 2013
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: Room 118

Scott Knox has a masters degree in Industrial Hygiene/Environmental Health from the University of Cincinnati Medical College and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. His practice focuses substantially on representing clients on GLBT legal issues, estate planning, and Social Security Disability/SSI claims, including appeals into Federal Court.

Among other community involvement, he has served on the Greater Cincinnati HIV/AIDS Mental Health Provider Education Program as an instructor in legal and ethical issues of HIV/AIDS; Greater Cincinnati HIV Prevention Community Planning Group; Hospice of Miami Valley/VITAS Red Ribbon Team community advisory committee for people with HIV; Volunteer Lawyers For The Poor; board of Caracole, Inc., which provides housing, housing assistance, and case management for people with HIV; and AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati as a lecturer to staff/volunteers/HIV challenged people/workplaces on legal issues.  He has presented many seminars on HIV and disability issues for groups including health departments, legal bar associations, medical associations, social workers, and AIDS service organizations.   He is currently on the boards of Equality Cincinnati, Strategies to End Homelessness, and the Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority.

Knox has received the Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association; the Tom Zeitz Memorial Award from AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, a Certificate of Outstanding Community Service in recognition of legal work done for people with HIV from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Infectious Diseases Center and University of Cincinnati Hospital; the 2008 Human Rights Campaign, Cincinnati Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of legal work within the Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender communities; the 2009 Caracole, Inc. Living Award for work done towards Caracole’s mission of providing safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS; and the 2011 Dr. Peter T. Frame Humanitarian Award from the Cincinnati Health Network for pro bono legal work for people with physical and mental challenges.  He was named one of Lawyers Weekly U.S.A.’s ten national Attorneys of the Year for 2002 and was Cincinnati CityBeat magazine’s Best Lawyer for 2011 and 2012.