Difference Maker award about more than just being a good lawyer, recipient says

By Chandra Lye | Nov 6, 2017


Katherine Capito   Courtesy of Katherine Capito

CINCINNATI – One of the recipients of the Difference Maker award, which was handed out by the Dinsmore & Shohl LLP at their inaugural Attorney Dinner, said the honor was more than just being recognized as a good lawyer.

“Clearly, the firm recognizes the importance of being not only a great attorney, but also a great mother, wife, and member of the community.  It makes me proud to be a part of the Dinsmore team,” Sarah Cameron of the Cincinnati office told The West Virginia Record.

“For about three years now, I have been pushing myself extremely hard to maintain my commitments to my growing family (I have a toddler and a newborn), the firm and the community,” she explained.  

“Many nights after running from one event to the other, my husband asks, ‘Why do you sign up for so much?’ and I cannot always give him a great answer.  But this award and the legacy of Alice Neeley puts the ‘why’ in focus -- because we should always strive to do what we can to make the lives of those around us better.”


The award was established in memory of Alice Neely, who served to inspire others as she maintained a professional and positive disposition while battling cancer. 

“The award recognizes her ability to balance a successful career, family and friends and serve as an inspiration to those who knew her,” Katherine Capito of the Charleston office, who was also awarded as a Difference Maker, told The West Virginia Record.

Capito said being recognized by the firm was a big honor. 

“I am fortunate to have a job that I love. I am also fortunate that my job allows me to have so much substantive autonomy, while still allowing me to serve my community in so many ways and to still spend lots of time with my family,” she said. “I work with a great group of people and am fortunate to work in a town that I love.”

Dinsmore & Shohl has about 21 locations and more than 650 lawyers working in the firm.

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