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

Akron

Brian J. Moore, Roetzel & Andress, is the recipient of the 2018 H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award.

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

Cincinnati

David J. Heinlein, Cincinnati Insurance Company, was appointed to the Midwest Implant Institute Board of Directors.
Alphonse A. Gerhardstein, Gerhardstein & Branch​ Co., was the recipient of the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division 201​7 GPSolo Making a Difference by Breaking Barriers Award.

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

Eileen M. Bitterman, Weltman Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, was selected to serve on the 2017-18 ACA International Member Attorney Program Committee.
Michelle Sheehan, Reminger Co., LPA, was named to the 2017 Irish Legal 100.
Mike Rode, Reminger Co., LPA, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Management Recruiters International, Inc.
Jerry Cline, Fisher & Phillips LLP, was the recipient of the 2017 Chamber Bright Star Award by the Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP was recognized by Eaton as Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Excellence Award Winner.
Carter Strang, Tucker Ellis LLP, was the recipient of 2017 Green Sustainability Award from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Allison M. McMeechan, Reminger Co., LPA, was selected as Secretary for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Paul R. Shugar, Reminger Co., LPA, was selected as Treasurer for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Barbara Bellin Janovitz​, Reminger Co., LPA, was selected to the 2017 Class of 18 Difference Makers by the Cleveland Jewish News.
Clifford C. Masch​, Reminger Co., LPA, was named vice president of the EC Defense Network.
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

Chad A. Endsley, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, was elected President of the Kiwanis Club of 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.

Youngstown

Shirley J. Christian, Reminger Co., LPA, was named 2017 Woman of the Year by Youngstown Business and Professional Women.


 

On the move...

Akron

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

Cincinnati

Michelle A. Cheek, Kohnen & Patton LLP, has joined the firm.

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

Jason Harley​, McDonald Hopkins LLC, was elected to his firm's membership.
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

Donna M. Engwert-Loyd, Reminger Co., LPA, has joined the firm.

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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Judge Ronald Varckette, Sr.
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November 22, 2015

2016

Richard M. Jones
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Columbus
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Columbus
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Chagrin Falls
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Columbus
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