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Bowling Green

Magistrate Pamela A. Kaufman Heringhaus, Wood County Common Pleas Court, was elected president of the Ohio Association of Magistrates.

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.

Bruce B. McIntosh, McIntosh & McIntosh, has been selected as one of a panel of arbitrators for the International Association of Defense Counsel in United States and Canada annual meeting in July of 2017.

Cleveland

Bill J. Gagliano, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was elected to the Gordon Square Arts District Board of Directors.
Howard Groedel, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Ashley A. Weaver, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has joined the firm as counsel in the Intellectual Property Department.
Mark S. Edelman, McGlinchey Stafford, has been elected Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
Patricia A. Shlonsky, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was appointed to the board of Business Volunteers Unlimited: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
Gregory P. Stein, Ulmer & Berne LLP, will serve as co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet Chapter in Cleveland.
Richik Sarkar, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, was selected as a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Columbus

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.

Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, is the recipient of the 2017 David D. White Award presented by Capital University Law School and the African American Law Alumni Association.

Hon. Charles A. Schneider, Franklin County Common Pleas Court, is the recipient of the 2017 George Meany Community Service Award.

Stacy Pollock, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder, Co., LPA, has joined the COSI Community Board.

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.
Hon. Henry J. Bruewer, is the recipient of the 2017 Butler County Bar Association James S. Irwin Professionalism Award.

Hon. J. Gregory Howard, is the recipient of the 2017 Butler County Bar Association Michael D. Shanks Trial Advocacy Award.

Wilmington

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


 

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Akron

Theodore J. Lesiak, Roderick Linton Belfance LLP, was appointed to the firm's Management Committee.

William G. Chris, Roderick Linton Belfance LLP, was named managing partner.

Cincinnati

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

Daniel Messloff, Tucker Ellis LLP, has joined the firm as partner.

Ludgy LaRochelle, Justin Eddy and Joseph Ferraro, Tucker Ellis LLP, have joined the firm’s Business Department.

Sean T. Needham, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.

Joseph T. Palcko, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Allison M. McMeechan, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Jonathan Krol, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Julian T. Emerson, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Ryan T. Neumeyer, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has joined the firm as counsel in the Litigation Department's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Richard J. Volante and Sydney Elizabeth Victor, Buckley King, have joined the firm's Sports, Entertainment and Media Law Practice.

Columbus

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.
Barton Keyes, Cooper & Elliott, has been promoted to partner.
Christopher Montgomery, Frost Brown Todd, joined the firm's Finance and Real Estate Practice Group.
Chenee M. Castruita, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA, has joined the firm as an associate.

Eric Shaffer​, Ice Miller LLP, joined the firm as of counsel in the Intellectual Property group.

Louisville, Ky.

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

Middleburg Heights

Phillip J. Henry, Phillips & Mille, Co. LLP, was named owner and President of the firm.
Erica A. Skerl, Phillips & Mille, Co. LLP, was named owner and Vice President of the firm.

West Chester​

Austin Musser, Frost Brown Todd, was named member of his firm's Government Services Practice Group.

Youngstown

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


 

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73
Columbus
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David Mark King
69
Solon
April 11, 2016

Rupert Nelms Beetham
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Cadiz
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Thomas J. O'Brien
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Columbus
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D. Kim Stefanski
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Canfield
May 4, 2016

Irvin M. Milner
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Cleveland
May 6, 2016

Louis A. Tuzi
92
Sagamore Hills
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William J. Brenner
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Stryker
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Sol Tushman
87
Aurora
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John Flach Douglas Jr.
85
Torch Lake
July 1, 2016

Michael G. Sanderson
61
Bowling Green
July 19, 2016

Thomas W. Journell
80
Springfield
Aug. 8, 2016

James J. Ryan
87
Cincinnati
Aug. 20, 2016

Titus Jackman
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Kent
Nov. 2, 2016

Todd O. Reutzel
41
West Portsmouth
Dec. 4, 2016

Theodore Repper Jr.
89
Middletown
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Thomas L. Startzman
87
Columbus
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Richard Hackney Ward
93
Cincinnati
Jan. 25, 2017

John Bell Marshall
94
Portsmouth
Jan. 27, 2017

Joseph D. DeSanto
90
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Feb. 25, 2017

Charles Edward Crowley
79
Columbus
March 5, 2017

Lawrence Anthony Sutter
53
Cleveland
March 6, 2017

Hon. Barbara Ansted Wilson
67
Fremont
March 9, 2017

Thomas Robert Jacklitch Jr.
74
Kirkwood, Mo.
March 10, 2017

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