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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Awards and accomplishments​​

Akron

Thomas L. Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress, was named Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Forum of Construction Law.

Cincinnati

Kim Amrine, Frost Brown Todd, received the 2017 Top Business Women Award from the Ohio Diversity Council.

Matthew J. Smith, Smith Rolfes & Skavdahl, has been named Associate Director of Government Affairs for the nonprofit Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

Cleveland

Tucker Ellis LLP, received the 2017 Defense Research Institute Law Firm Diversity Award.
Paul R. Shugar, Reminger Co., LPA, was selected to the Celina Nonprofit Founding Board of Directors.
Christine Santoni, Reminger Co., LPA, was named a 2017 YWCA of Greater Cleveland "Woman of Professional Excellence."
Anne Strassfeld, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was elected to the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Family Practice.
Patricia A. Shlonsky, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was appointed to The City Club of Cleveland Board of Directors.
Gregory G. Guice, Reminger Co., LPA, was named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Jeanne M. Mullin, Reminger Co., LPA, was elected to her firm's Board of Directors.
David Weiner, Dinn, Hochman & Potter LLC, received the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.
Bill J. Gagliano, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was elected to the Gordon Square Arts District Board of Directors.

Columbus

Acacia Perko, Reminger Co., LPA, was named to the Advisory Board of Commonhouse Ales and co-chair of her firm's Women's Initiative.

D. Michael Crites, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, was appointed to a bipartisan judiciary advisory review commission to help identify candidates to fill vacancies on the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio.

James G. Kozelek, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for First Service Federal Credit Union.

Donald L. Mason, Roetzel & Andress, was appointed to the Kent State University Board of Trustees.

Patricia Schabo, Franklin County Common Please Court, received the 2017 Norma J. Mitchell Award from the Central Ohio Association for Justice.

Hon. Michael J. Holbrook, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, received the 2017 George E. Tyack Award from the Central Ohio Association for Justice.

Milton Sutton, Frost Brown Todd, earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Cincinnati

Kenneth P. Kreider​, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, was elected to the Union Village Development Company Board of Directors.

Hamilton

Hon. Noah E. Powers II, Butler County Common Pleas Court, received the George J. Gounaris Award for Excellence on the Bench from the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association.

Wilmington

Kristy Wilkin, Peelle Law Offices Co. LPA, was appointed ​to the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees.


 

On the move...

Akron

John C. Fickes​, Roderick Linton Belfance LLP, has joined the firm.

Cincinnati

Chad Willits, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.

Jay Schoeny, Frost Brown Todd, was named a member of his firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group​​.

Jade A. Stewart, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Michael M. Mahon, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Cleveland

John A. Heer​, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has joined the firm.

J. Timothy Bender, Joseph P. Alexander, and J. Scott Broome, Buckley King, have joined the firm.

Ken Abbamo, DiCello Levitt & Casey, has joined the firm.

Margaret Metzinger, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel, has joined the firm as a partner.

Bruce Fahey, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.

Margaret Pauken, Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a senior attorney.

Heather Barnes and Michael Craig, Tucker Ellis LLP, have joined the firm's Intellectual Property Department as counsel.

Michelle J. Sheehan, Reminger Co., LPA, was named chair of her firm's Mediation Practice Group.

Evan S. Hirsch, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA, has rejoined the firm as a Principal.

Columbus

Karl H. Schneider, McNees Wallace & Nurick, has joined the firm.
John A. Gambill, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has joined the firm.
Ashley L. Johns, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as an associate.
Drew B. Romig, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has joined the firm as an associate in the Energy Practice Group.
Thaddeus Boggs, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm's Government Service Practice Group.

Louisville, Ky.

Christine A. Gilliam, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

New York

Kevin R. Ghassomian​​, Bressler, Amery & Ross, has joined the firm as principal in the Estate Planning and Administration Practice Group.

Toledo

Randy Engwert​, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.

David R. Hudson, Reminger Co., LPA, was named chair of his firm's Oil, Natural Gas and Energy Practice Group.

Youngstown

Shirely J. Christian, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.


 

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Betty L. Busch
87
Dayton
Jan. 27, 2017

Carl A. Bertoch
90
Crystal River, FL
Feb. 28, 2017

George H. Knell
86
Mansfield
March 2, 2017

Michael L. Belcher
65
Bedford Heights
April 14, 2017

Elliott I. Resnick
66
Pepper Pike
April 15, 2017

Richard L. Rumbaugh
75
Carrollton
April 17, 2017

C. Nevada Johnson Jr.
78
Medina
May 21, 2017

Henry W. Davis
96
St. Petersburg, FL
June 8, 2017

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64
Kensington
June 29, 2017

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104
Cleveland
July 18, 2017

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90
Scottsdale, AZ
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