David Krall joined Frost Brown Todd as a partner in the corporate department with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, corporate governance and financial restructuring.

At the annual meeting of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Thomas Cuni was inducted as the organization's 117th president. Cuni, of Cuni, Ferguson & LeVay Co. LPA, is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Baker Hostetler announced the addition of partner W. Breck Weigelto its firm. Weigel's practice focuses on complex business and construction disputes in courts and other venues throughout the United States and internationally.

Kohnen & Patton LLP announced two new partners to its firm: H. Drewry Gores and Kimberly Kyle. Gores is a partner in K&P's estate planning and administration group and in the firm's business law and transactions practice group. Kyle is a partner in K&P's litigation practice group.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP opened a new office in Frankfort, Ky., and added partners Carl Breeding and Rusty Cress Jr., as well as lobbyist Bert May. Breeding, Cress and May were previously with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. Breeding will serve as office managing partner for the Frankfort location.

Julia Meister, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, was appointed to the board of directors of the Fund for Urban School Excellence (FUSE) in Northern Kentucky. FUSE works to support and secure an endowment for tuition assistance for families attending the ACUE Consortium Schools of the Diocese of Covington.

Cincinnati attorney Barbara Howard is the new president of the Ohio State Bar Association. Howard is an OSBA-certified family relations law specialist with collaborative law training. She has served on the OSBA board of governors since 2005 and previously chaired the Government Affairs Committee.

Joseph Trauth Jr., a partner in the real estate group at Keating Muething & Klekamp, was elected to the board of directors of the Tom Geiger Guest House. The TGGH is a nonprofit corporation established to help homeless women and their children move toward independent living by providing them with transitional housing and support services.

The Children's Law Center recognized Kevin Murphy, an attorney in Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP's commercial litigation and dispute resolution department, as one of the people who have mattered most to the center in its 20-year history. The Children's Law Center protects and enhances the legal rights and entitlements of children in Kentucky.

MultiCultural Law magazine named Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Peasea top law firm for diversity for the third consecutive year. Vorys is recognized in the magazine's rankings of the top 100 law firms for diversity, women and African-Americans.

Alan Hartman, a partner at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle (DBL), was appointed to the dean's advisory board for Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics. Hartman is an alumnus of NKU's Chase College of Law and head of DBL's computer and information technology law practice group.

Tifanie McMillan joined the law firm of Phyllis G. Bossin Co., L.P.A. McMillan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. She has experience in domestic violence prevention, criminal prosecution, nonprofit law, environmental law, personal injury, labor and employment, and secured transactions.