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Cedric Wakelee Vogel

cedric vogel

Title: Lawyer
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cedric Wakelee Vogel has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.

In law and life Mr. Vogel strove to honor the four I’s: Integrity, Industry, Intelligence and Initiative. He found the law practice hard work, but helping clients to solve their legal problems rewarding. From 1972 to 1997, Mr.  Vogel was a partner in the law firm, which became known as Vogel, Heis and Wenstrup.  In 1997, he became Of Counsel to the firm of Heis and Wenstrup and also began solo practicing. He practiced in the areas of General Civil Law, Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Administration, and Landlord Tenant Law.

Mr. Vogel first earned a 1968 Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and a 1971 Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law School, he served in the US Army ROTC from 1969-1970.  Mr. Vogel was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1972, Florida in 1973, the U.S. Tax Court in 1972, and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1975.  To maintain his professional standing and keep current in the law he joined the Cincinnati Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the Lawyers Club of Cincinnati (President 1995). Mr. Vogel has been featured among Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

Beyond his legal career in the service of others, Mr. Vogel devoted himself to Cincinnati and to a number of civic, arts, and alumni organizations there: the Cincinnatus Association (founded to represent the top 100 civic leaders in the Cincinnati area), Cincinnati Preservation Association, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Cincinnati Museum Association, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the Heimlich Institute, the Mercantile Library, and Pro Seniors. He was a Member and President of his Alumni Associations: The Cincinnati Yale Club, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and the Harvard Law School Association of Cincinnati. He was a Delegate to the Yale Alumni Association and he was a Regional Director for the Ohio Valley for the Harvard Alumni Association Board. In 2015, Mr. Vogel received the Yale Alumni Association’s Outstanding Small Cities Award on behalf of the Cincinnati Yale Club (Yale’s Oldest Alumni Club) for the Club’s 150th Anniversary Celebration in 2014 for which he was the Host Organizer and Co-Chairman.

Mr. Vogel was passionate for the arts and supported the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati POPS, and the Taft Museum of Art. Socially, Mr. Vogel belonged to the Queen City Club (the oldest and most prestigious private club in the Cincinnati area), the Cincinnati Country Club, the University Club, The English-Speaking Union, and the Travel Club of Cincinnati. He belonged to a number of lineage and historical societies: The Society of Colonial Wars (including the Samuel Victor Constant Society of the General Society of Colonial Wars), Manorial Society of Great Britain, The Somerset Chapter- Magna Charta Barons, Americans of Royal Descent, Plantagenet Society, Descendant of a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Colonial Order of the Crown, and the Social Register.

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