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Awards and accomplishments

Cincinnati
David Skidmore, Frost Brown Todd, LLC, has become chair of his firm's Labor and Employment Group.

Cleveland
Harry W. Greenfield, Buckley King, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Turnaround Management Association.
Paul R. Harris, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
Joseph S. Simms, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed as a member of the American Bar Association’s Securities Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section and as a Co-Chair of the Securities Arbitration Subcommittee, and Treasurer of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Litigation Section.

Carter Strang, Tucker Ellis LLP partner, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Center for Community Solutions.
Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Columbus
Stephen Chappelear, Frost Brown Todd, is the recipient of the Public Interest Law Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award.
Frank P. Darr, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, was elected to the University of Akron Honors College Alumni Board's Executive Committee.
Littler received Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company's inaugural Legal Excellence Award for Inclusion and Diversity for 2013.
Littler is the 2014 recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Thomas L. Sager Award.

Hamilton
Kevin L. Cooney, Frost Brown Todd LLC, was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
Hon. Margot B. Halcomb, Butler County Domestic Relations Court, was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
Michael J. Hallee, Casper & Casper LLC, was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
Damon L. Halverson, Pater Pater & Halverson Co. LPA, was elected first vice president of the Butler County Bar Association.
Cassandra E. Kiesey, Butler County Mental Health Board, was elected secretary/treasurer of the Butler County Bar Association.
Adolfo Olivas, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
Daniel J. Phillips, Butler County Prosecutors Office, was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
John J. Reister, Millikin & Fitton Law Firm, was elected president of the Butler County Bar Association.
James G. Robinson was elected trustee of the Butler County Bar Association.
Tamara S. Sack, Attorney at Law, was elected immediate past president of the Butler County Bar Association.

On the move...

Beechwood
R. Russell O'Rourke, Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, has joined the firm.

Cincinnati
Mark G. Arnzen Jr., Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named partner.
April
Besl, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named president of the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Association.
Michael R. Brinkman, has joined the Gerner & Kerns, Co., LPA Litigation Practice Group.
Adam Colvin
, Squire Sanders, has joined the firm as a partner in the Healthcare Practice Group.
Brian C. Judkins, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named partner.
Elizabeth A. McCord, has joined the Gerner & Kerns, Co., LPA Litigation Practice Group.
Ron Parry, Strauss Troy, has joined the firm.
Paul L. Reynolds, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has joined the firm as partner of counsel practicing in the Corporate Department.
Julie A. Schoepf, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named partner.
Elizabeth M. Shaffer, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named partner.
Kevin Sprecher, Strauss Troy, has joined the firm.
Kyle M. Winslow, has joined the Gerner & Kerns, Co., LPA Litigation Practice Group.
Robert M. Zimmerman, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, has been named partner.

Columbus
Mitchell H. Banchefsky, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm.
Stephen
E. Chappelear, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm.
Kathryn A. Comella, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm.
Robert
R. Dunn, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, has been appointed the firm’s managing director.
Scott E. Elisar, McNees Wallace & Nurick, has been elected into membership.
Myriam Gluck, McNees Wallace & Nurick, has joined the firm.
Philip
K. Hartmann, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm.
Donald R. Keller, McNees Wallace & Nurick, has joined the firm.
Gordon F. Litt, BakerHostetler, has joined the firm as partner.
Stephen
J. Smith Sr., Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm.
Jacqueline M. Wirtz, Luper Neidenthal & Logan, has joined the firm.

Cleveland
Richard T. Hamilton Jr., Ulmer & Berne LLP, has joined the firm.
Kimberly N. Klatka, Weston Hurd LLP, has joined the firm.
Michael P. Sherman, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has joined the firm.
Kelli Steber, Tucker Ellis LLP, has joined the firm.

Cortland
Lance A. Morrison, Cortland Banks, has been hired as vice president, general counsel and director of human resources.

Dayton
T. Scot Ganow, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., has joined the firm.
Peggy Gruenke, Curo Legal, has joined the firm.

Independence
Stephen R. Beiting, Jackson Lewis LLP, has joined the firm.

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