Stanley J. Aronoff, Esq., born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, practiced law for more than 57 years until retirement. He has also been active in state and national politics, serving six years in the Ohio House and 30 years in the Ohio Senate. During his long tenure he chaired many important committees, including six years as Chair of the Finance Committee. He also served as President pro temp from 1985-1988 and Ohio Senate President from 1989-1996.
Senator Aronoff is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1954) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1957). He has honorary degrees from eight Ohio universities.
In addition to his work in the political arena, he has handled a variety of legal cases in the areas of litigation, tort, entertainment, domestic, corporate and strategic planning.
Senator Aronoff has the distinction of having three separate buildings named in his honor: The Stanley J. Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati; the Aronoff Center for Design and Art on the University of Cincinnati’s main campus; and the Stanley J. Aronoff Laboratory of Biological Sciences at the Ohio State University Main Campus.
Senator Aronoff consulted on governmental affairs through two consulting companies, Aronoff & Associates, Inc., and State Street Consultants. Among his many notable clients were Mastercard, Ohio Trucking Association and the Ohio Juvenile Judges Association.
He also served on the Ohio Judicial Conference. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (“OLAF”). He is also a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.
Senator Aronoff is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southwestern District of Ohio.