Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
EDWARD D. DILLER has been an attorney in the Business and Finance Department at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP since 1976, and a partner since 1984. He recently stepped down as the Partner-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office. Ed practices primarily in the areas of real estate, health care and general corporate law. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Bluffton University, Ed attended the University of Oregon and later received his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is currently a Director of Messer, Inc., Messer Construction Company and Saturday Knight Ltd. From 2009 until 2011 he served as Moderator of the Mennonite Church USA. In addition, Ed is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Cincinnati Museum Center (as well as Chair of the Board), National Underground Railroad & Freedom Center, Mennonite Central Committee - US (as well as Treasurer), Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Ten Thousand Villages (as well as Chair), Ten Thousand Villages of Cincinnati, Inc., The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Inc. and the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (previously serving as chair of the Board). For many years, he served on the Board Bluffton University (and Chair), Family Service of the Cincinnati Area (and Chair), Family Service Foundation (and Chair) and Mennonite Education Agency (and Vice Chair). In 2002, Ed received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from his alma mater, Bluffton University, after completing twenty-two years on the university’s Board of Trustees, eleven of those years as chair. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 30 years and in 2009 edition was named Southwest Ohio region's Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law. Ed has also been included in Chambers USA since 2006 and has been listed among the 100 Ohio Super Lawyers listings jointly developed by the publishers of Cincinnati Magazine and Law & Politics magazine. In 2006, Ed was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Dan Beard Council/Boy Scouts of America. He has been inducted a member of the Working in Neighbors Hall of Fame and the Christian Benevolent Assocation Hall of Faith. In 2016, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) awarded Ed the Earl F. Morris Trustee Award which recognizes an outstanding trustee who has served at one of its 34-member institutions in Ohio and who has provided exceptional leadership and institutional support in the board member role.