Kristopher Aungst Elected to Branches’ Board of Directors
Branches was established in 1973 as the urban and social justice agency. Up until 1999, Branches focused on grassroots organizing, advocacy and working with community members who were disadvantaged and/or experiencing social injustice. During this period, Branches focused resources in the areas of social crisis, immigration, housing, hospice care and hurricane relief, among others. Since 2000, Branches has embarked on developing and implementing programs that address the root causes of poverty and address immediate and critical needs. Today, Branches’ menu of services provides a continuum of support to community members to empower them to pursue life changing opportunities.
As a director at Tripp Scott, Aungst works with businesses, trustees and high net-worth individuals in all aspects of bankruptcy. Prior to joining Trip Scott, Aungst was a trial attorney for Berger Singerman, LLP where he specialized in bankruptcy litigation. He has also served as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice Honor’s Program in Columbus, Ohio where he litigated hundreds of cases involving debtors and creditors in chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases.