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Ada

Emily Kerber, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, received the 2016 Law Student Diversity Scholarship from OACTA.

Akron

Karen Adinolfi, Roetzel & Andress LPA, was nominated to the Ohio Women’s Bar Association Board of Trustees.
Karen Adinolfi, Roetzel & Andress LPA, was elected to Chair the Board of Trustees of the Akron Blind Center.
Robert E. Blackham, Roetzel & Andress LPA, was elected as the firm's President.
Paul L. Jackson, Roetzel & Andress LPA, was selected as the firm's Secretary-Treasurer.
Emily Wilcheck, Roetzel & Andress LPA, was nominated to the Ohio Women’s Bar Association Board of Trustees.

Brooklyn Heights

Charles G. Pona, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, is the new Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Schnurmann House.

Cincinnati

Faruki Ireland & Cox was honored with Community Service Award by the Cincinnati Bar Association.

Chris Habel, Frost Brown Todd, has been promoted to Member-in-Charge of the firm’s Cincinnati office.
John D. Holschuh, Jr., Santen & Hughes, was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
David A. López-Kurtz, University of Cincinnati College ​of Law, received the 2016 Law Student Diversity Scholarship from OACTA.
Erin Rhinehart, Faruki Ireland & Cox, has been named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List."
Rhys J. Richards, Casper & Casper, LLC, was made partner of the firm.
Neal Shah, Frost Brown Todd, was promoted to partner of the firm.


Cleveland

Keith A. Ashmus, Frantz Ward LLP, is the recipient of the William Booth Award from The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.

Judge Ronald Adrine, Cleveland Municipal Court, was awarded the 2015 Croucher Family Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.

Edward Chyun, Littler, was appointed to co-chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)’s Labor & Employee Committee.

Edward Chyun, Littler, was selected to participate in the 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) fellows program.

M. Patricia Culler, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was listed as a notable practitioner in the 2016 edition of Chambers HNW​ under its Ohio Private Wealth Law section.

Michael W. Czack, The Czack Law Firm, LLC, received his fourteenth AV Rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System.
Frances Floriano Goins, Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed Chair of the Director and Officer Liability Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) for a three-year term.
Robert J. Fogarty, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was ranked as a leader in commercial litigation in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
Steven A. Goldfarb, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was ranked as a leader in commercial litigation in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
Christina D'Eramo Evans, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Kathryn Carlisle-Kesling, Buckley King, has joined the firm as an attorney at its Cleveland office.
Ronald L. Kahn, Ulmer & Berne LLP, received the Ohio State Bar Foundation Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service.
James N. Kline, Ulmer & Berne, was elected secretary of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) at its annual meeting.
Craig A. Marvinney, Walter | Haverfield, was recognized for his achievements in the legal field by the nationally based Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
Irene MacDougall, Tucker Ellis LLP, received the Bob Rosewater Memorial Award for Meritorious Service to the Real Estate Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
E. Sean Medina, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was elected to the firm’s partnership.
Lawrence E. Oscar, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was ranked as a leader in bankruptcy and restructuring  in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
Lee D. Powar, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was ranked as a leader in bankruptcy and restructuring  in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
Todd M. Raskin, Mazenac, Raskin & Ryder, was admitted as a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
R. Russell O'Rourke, Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, was elected President of the Builders Exchange, Inc.
Patricia A. Shlonsky, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was named a 2016 Client Choice award recipient.
Ronald C. Stansbury, Ulmer & Berne LLP, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter.
Gregory P. Stein, Ulmer & Berne, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Thea Bowman Center.
Carter Strang, Tucker Ellis LLP, has been honored as a 2016 Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year.
Matthew D. Wartko, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was elected to the firm’s partnership.​
Stephen S. Zashin, Zashin and Rich, was elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers​


Columbus

Jennifer Croghan, Frost Brown Todd LLC, was selected as a member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2016 based on her qualifications, leadership traits and civic commitment. 

Jennifer Edwards, Baker and Hostetler LLP, was selected as a member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2016 based on her qualifications, leadership traits and civic commitment.

Susan Garner Eisenman, Susan Garner Eisenman Attorney at Law, was recognized by the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys as a "Mentor Who Made A Difference." The award was presented at the AAAA Annual Meeting at St. Petersburg, Fla., in April 2015.​​

Kevin E. Griffith, Littler, was promoted to office managing shareholder of Littler’s Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky, offices. 

Kimberly Hall, Columbus State Community College, was selected as a member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2016 based on her qualifications, leadership traits and civic commitment.  

Melissa Hoeffel, Roetzel & Andress, was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores.

Marta J. Hoffman, Plunkett Cooney, was appointed vice chair of the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group.

Marc J. Kessler, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was ranked as a leader in commercial litigation in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.​

John Kuhl, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was selected as a member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2016 based on his qualifications, leadership traits and civic commitment.

Jack S. Levey, Plunkett Cooney, was recently appointed Chair of the Real Property Committee for the Columbus Bar Association.​

D. Brent Mulgrew, Ohio State Medical Association, is t​he recipient of Columbus CEO's 2016 Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, LPA, was selected as a member of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2016 based on his qualifications, leadership traits and civic commitment. 

Matthew R. Planey, Crabbe, Brown & James, has become partner in the firm. 

Thomas Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers for 2017.

O. Judson Scheaf III, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, has been elected to the partnership of the firm.​ 

Kelsey M. Schiffer, Capital University Law School, received the 2016 Law Student Diversity Scholarship from OACTA.​


Dayton

Charles Faruki, Faruki Ireland & Cox, was named one of the country’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Ted Gudorf, Gudorf Law Group, LLC, was appointed to a three-year position on the Life Essentials Board of Directors.

Jeff Ireland, Faruki Ireland & Cox, was selected as a Benchmark Trial Lawyer in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Alan B. Schaeffer, Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, Co., LPA, was selected as a 2016 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine.

Andrew C. Storar, Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, Co., LPA, was selected as a 2016 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine.


Findlay

Elizabeth A. Behrendt, Oxley, Malone, Hollister, Warren & Spaeth, received the 12th Annual Jackson E. Betts Professionalism Award at the Findlay-Hancock County Bar Association’s annual meeting.


Florence, Ky.

Michael Nitardy, Frost Brown Todd, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential, the global standard in privacy certification.

William T. Robinson, Frost Brown Todd LLC, was elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.


Mansfield

J. Jeffrey Heck, Heck Law Offices, Ltd., has joined The Expert Network.


Marietta

Tyler J. Wilcox, Peoples Bank, was promoted to president of Peoples Insurance Agency.


Toledo

Jenifer A. Belt, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, received the Ohio LGBT Ally Award presented by the Ohio Diversity Council.



On the move...

Barberton

Scot A. Stevenson was appointed to a vacant seat on Summit County Common Pleas Court.

Cincinnati

​​Maureen A. Bickley, Frost Brown Todd, has been promoted from managing associate to member.

Chad N. Eckhardt, Frost Brown Todd, has been promoted from managing associate to member.

Scott P. Kadish, Ulmer & Berne, was elected managing partner, fourth in the firm's 108 year history.

Cleveland

William Beckley, McDonald Hopkins, has joined the firm.

Robert I. Chernett, Weston Hurd LLP, has joined the firm.

Edward Chyun, Littler, has been elevated from attorney to shareholder of the company.

Gregory S. Costabile, Buckley King, has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice Group.

Michael A. Ellis, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Practice Group.

Patricia (Tricia) Brown Fugée, FisherBroyles LLP, has joined the firm's Cleveland office as partner of its Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group.

Amanda Martinsek, Ice Miller LLP, has joined the Cleveland office as a partner.

Matthew J. McCracken, Weston Hurd LLP, has joined the firm.

Grace M. Miclot, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, has joined the firm's divorce and family law practice group as an associate.

T. Kinsey McInturf, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, has joined the firm’s commercial & civil litigation and construction practice groups as an associate.

Martin B. Morrissey​, FisherBroyles, has joined the Cleveland office.

Aaron Minc, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, has joined the firm as of counsel.

Shawn M. Riley, McDonald Hopkins LLC, has been elected president-elect, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

Patricia A. Shlonsky, Ulmer & Berne, was appointed partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office.

Tami Zupkow Hannon, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA, was elected to the firm's partnership.

Steven L. Wasserman, Weston Hurd LLP, has joined the firm.

Columbus

Daniel R. Allnutt, Casper & Casper LLC, has joined the firm as an associate.
Audrey Balint, Ice Miller LLP, has joined the firm as an associate.
Nicholas Cavalaris, Roetzel & Andress, has joined the Columbus office.
Daniel F. Edwards, Frost Brown Todd, has joined the firm's Columbus office and Construction Law Practice Group.

Paul Garinger, Barnes & Thornburg, has joined the Columbus office.

Doug Holthus, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA, was appointed administrative partner at the firm's​ Columbus office.
Daniel J. Hurley, Plunkett Cooney, has joined the firm as a senior attorney.

Brittany Pace, Carlile Patchen and Murphy, has joined the firm’s family wealth and estate planning practice group as an associate.

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

Lindsay Shanahan, Ice Miller LLP, has joined the firm as an associate.

Frank Tice, Crabbe, Brown & James, has joined the firm as an associate.

Hudson

Eric Grinnell, The Carr Law Office, LLC, has joined the firm as an associate.

Independence

Robert Vizmeg, Cordell & Cordell, has joined the firm.

West Chester​

Alexander L. Ewing, Frost Brown Todd, has been promoted from managing associate to member.



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90
New Philadelphia
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75
Tiffin
Dec. 30, 2015​

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Cleveland 
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Cleveland 
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Massillon 
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Kettering 
Feb. 22, 2016

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60
Loveland 
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91
Fremont 
March 10, 2016

Ronald L. Langenderfer
65
Toledo 
March 21, 2016

Richard G. Kastner 
71
Blanchester 
March 25, 2016

Marvin H. Ritzenberg
88
Chagrin Falls 
March 26, 2016

Michael Paul Morrison 
65
Blacklick 
March 28, 2016

Jeffrey L. Routson 
61
Findlay 
April 1, 2016

William F. Schenck, Jr. 
71
Dayton 
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Albert J. Ortenzio 
89
Canfield 
April 17, 2016

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80
Youngstown 
April 19, 2016

C. Donald Heile
80
Cincinnati 
April 27, 2016

James W. Ahlrichs
87
Cincinnati 
May 1, 2016

Justin T. Gray
37
Wilmington 
May 6, 2016

William A. Lavelle 
91
Athens 
May 15, 2016

Paul F. Levin
69
Shaker Heights 
May 27, 2016

Dwight A. Washington
66
Dayton 
June 2, 2016

Dennis F. Keller
70
Toledo 
June 12, 2016

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Delaware 
June 15, 2016

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Austin, Texas 
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Fremont 
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