Scot Dewhirst: Leader, Advocate and Counselor
Attorney Scot Dewhirst has focused on representing LGBTQ clients since 1988, while also devoting his time, talents and treasure as a leader and advocate for the LGBTQ community in Central Ohio for his entire adult life.
A “founding father” of The Legacy Fund, Scot served on the Board for over 15 years, including multiple terms as Chair and Co-Chair. His clients established The Legacy Fund’s signature scholarship fund, the Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship Fund, which has, to date, helped more than 34 college and graduate students finance their educations.
Scot’s gifts to the LGBTQ community over the years are legion: Hosting the first Kaleidoscope Garden Party at his home in 1997; providing pro bono representation to Stonewall and to clients of the Columbus Aids Task Force; creating materials and programming to assist LGBTQ senior citizens and those with Alzheimer’s; public speeches to countless organizations on topics relating to the LGBTQ community; and much more.
In addition to his busy law practice as a founding partner of Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP, Scot is a well-known mediation expert and respected law professor, as co-founder and co-director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at Capital University School of Law and as an Adjunct Professor of Law for over 30 years.
The Legacy Fund is thrilled to celebrate and thank Scot Dewhirst for his long history of dedicated service to Central Ohio’s LGBTQ community, helping to make lasting and positive change now and into the future. Truly an inspiring legacy.