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Arnold Morelli ( North Cascades 1949 )

posted: Jan 8, 2021

Arnold ("Moose") Morelli, a resident of Mariemont, Ohio for 51 years, died October 19, 2020. Born in Cincinnati on June 28, 1928, he graduated from Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati, where he received a B.A. in Political Science in 1951. He received his LLB from Harvard Law School in 1955 after serving in the Korean conflict.

He came to Cincinnati in 1957 and joined Paxton & Seasongood, then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney and First Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1962. He practiced law with Bauer, Morelli and Heyd for 30 years, specializing in litigation. He will be remembered for several high profile cases and as co-counsel on the Cincinnati Crime Study Committee in 1966.

In 1983 Arnold placed number six of the area's top lawyers according to Cincinnati Magazine. He lectured at University of Cincinnati's Law School and Chase Law School. He was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Lawyers, and was included in the Best Lawyers in America, the National Directory of Criminal Lawyers, and Who's Who in Law.

From 1972-1976 he served on the Mariemont Board of Education. He jumped at NCSB during the 1949 season.