Frederick T. Bills
Fred is a 2005 graduate of AU. After graduation, he attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and is currently an Associate Attorney at Weston Hurd LLP in Columbus, OH. Previously, he was an Assistant County Prosecutor for Franklin County, Juvenile Gang Unit Prosecutor. While at AU, he wrote a joint Philosophy/Ashbrook thesis titled, “John Stuart Mill and the Problems with Liberty in a Utilitarian System,” which analyzed the intrinsic conflicts between Mill’s political and ethical theory.
When it comes to studying Philosophy, Fred offered this significant observation:
“I often find myself utilizing the skills I developed as a philosophy student in the practice of law. As a litigator, communication skills and the ability to think quickly are vital to successful litigation. Studying philosophy at Ashland University, especially given the exceptional staff, developed my abilities in these areas. The study of philosophy is a challenge, and confronting minds much greater than your own offers itself to real life experiences more than you may expect.”
Fred lives in Columbus, OH, with his wife and two children.