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  • 06 Aug 2018 4:03 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed five disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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  • 03 Aug 2018 2:50 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)



    Reminger Co., LPA Names New Practice Group Chairs

    Brian C. Lee, Allison M. McMeechan, Clifford C. Masch, and Julian T. Emerson Assume Management Roles for Select Practice Areas

    CLEVELAND, OH – Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that we have named four new practice group chairs. Brian C. Lee has been named Co-Chair of Architects and Engineers/Construction Liability; Allison M. McMeechan has been named Chair of Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Guardianships; Clifford C. Masch has been named Co-Chair of Appellate Advocacy; and Julian T. Emerson has been named Co-Chair of Environmental/Mass Tort/Class Action.

    Brian Lee, Architects and Engineers/Construction Liability Co-Chair:

    Brian has developed an extensive and diverse practice over the past decade, driven by his reputation, litigation style and client referrals. He serves as Co-Chair of both Reminger’s Commercial Litigation group and Architects and Engineers/Construction Liability group. He is also a practice group leader for the General Casualty/Excess & Surplus group as well as one of the lead attorneys in the White Collar/Criminal Defense practice group.

    Brian focuses heavily on the defense of architects and engineers in design defect disputes, as well as contractors and developers in construction defect and OSHA violation claims. He litigates and advises clients in complex business claims arising from allegations of tortious interference, enforcement/violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of contract, and employment issues, including claims of discrimination. He also defends catastrophic loss and injury lawsuits, whether resulting from a claimed product defect or a premises liability claim from one of his nationally known Fortune 500 clients. And, when there is no conflict with the interests of the firm’s clients, Brian has filed numerous lawsuits and taken cases to jury on behalf of injured victims, focusing on recovering substantial settlements for his clients.

    He has tried numerous cases, both civil and criminal, to jury in and outside of Ohio. He has been brought in shortly before trial upon request by clients or carriers, and represents clients in multiple states, appearing in several state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition to appearing in front of numerous state and federal courts, Brian has handled cases in numerous other forums, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (CDLSE), and the California Employment Development Department (CEDD).

    Brian is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star,” and is a member of various professional associations, including a past member of the Young Lawyers Steering Committee for the Defense Research Institute, and past appointment to serve multiple terms as the Substantive Liaison for the DRI's Law Practice Management Committee.

    Allison M. McMeechan, Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Guardianships Chair:

    Allison focuses her practice on elder and special needs law, including estate and long-term care planning, estate and trust administration, probate and guardianships. In addition to serving as Chair of our Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Guardianships practice group, Allison also serves as the Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning practice group

    Allison has published articles and is a frequent speaker in the areas of probate, estate planning, government benefits, and special needs trusts. Her audiences include individuals, bar associations, non-profit organizations, and other professional organizations.

    Allison is an Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National and Ohio Chapters and the Ohio State Bar Association's Estate, Trust & Probate Law Section, and Elder & Special Needs Law Committee. Allison is currently serving as Secretary of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section. In addition, Allison serves as a member of the Board of the Consortium Against Adult Abuse (C3A), Hospice of the Western Reserve's Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of Milestones Autism Resources, and the Board of Directors of Ohio Living Breckenridge Village.

    Allison has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and was also selected to the Crain’s Cleveland Business 2016 “Forty Under Forty” Class.

    Clifford C. Masch, Appellate Advocacy Co-Chair:

    In addition to his role as Co-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy practice group, Cliff serves as the General Counsel of Reminger, and as Co-Chair of the law firm’s Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith practice group. He primarily focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, appellate practice, professional liability, oil and gas, and general liability. He practices in courts throughout the State of Ohio and provides representation to insurance clients in other states. In addition to having argued in the Ohio Supreme Court nine times, Cliff has litigated matters in virtually every appellate district in the State of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Cliff has been a featured speaker on issues involving insurance coverage and litigation. He has been retained to act as an arbitrator on insurance coverage issues, and as an insurance expert, testifying on one occasion before the Royal Court of London. He has authored numerous articles in the area of insurance coverage law.

    Cliff has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice and Insurance Law since 2007. In fact, he was selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice – Cleveland” in 2015. He has also been honored as a “Super Lawyer” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine for the past nine years and has been named by them as a Top 100 Ohio Lawyer and a Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer. Prior to joining Reminger, Cliff served as a judicial clerk to the Ohio Court of Claims and as a master commissioner at the Ohio Supreme Court for three years.

    Julian T. Emerson, Environmental/Mass Tort/Class Action Co-Chair:

    Julian has represented manufacturers and suppliers in toxic tort litigation, including the representation of asbestos, silica and benzene defendants in various courts throughout Ohio. Julian also handles a very diverse range of matters, including General Casualty, Construction Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Trucking/Commercial Transportation, in all levels of various courts throughout Ohio, including state, federal, and appellate courts.

    Additionally, Julian is very involved at Reminger, sitting on Reminger’s Diversity Committee, Mentoring Committee, Law Clerk Hiring Committee, and the Reminger Foundation Board.

    Since 2012, Julian has served as an Adjunct Professor for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Mock Trial Team, coaching second and third year law students in trial advocacy. He is a member of various professional associations, including The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, The National Bar Association, and the Norman S. Minor Bar Association. Julian also serves as one of Reminger’s representatives for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society’s “Partners in Justice” initiative.

    Julian has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, and multiple times as “Who’s Who in Black Cleveland.”

    Brian may be reached by emailing blee@reminger.com or by calling 216.430.2287.

    Allison may be reached by emailing amcmeechan@reminger.com or by calling 216.430.2105.

    Cliff may be reached by emailing cmasch@reminnger.com or by calling 216.430.2164.

    Julian may be reached by emailing jemerson@reminger.com or by calling 216.430.2280.

    About Reminger, Attorneys at Law:

    Reminger Co., L.P.A. is a full-service law firm with fourteen offices throughout the Midwest: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Sandusky, Toledo, Fort Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest Indiana and Evansville. With more than 130 attorneys collectively, Reminger's practice areas include all aspects of litigation, along with corporate, tax, real estate and probate matters. Our fundamental objective in all the legal services we provide is to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the most practical and efficient manner possible. For more information, visit Reminger at www.reminger.com.


  • 01 Aug 2018 2:54 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Judge Albert E. Davies to the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas.

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  • 31 Jul 2018 3:02 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Twelfth District Court of Appeals Judge Michael E. Powell served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today.

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  • 31 Jul 2018 12:29 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    SHINE THE LIGHT: DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND

    TRAUMA INFORMED LEGAL ADVOCACY

    September 13, 2018 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

    The Fawcett Center, Columbus, Ohio

     

    CLE ANNOUNCEMENT

    (1 hour Ohio)

     

    Tickets Available at http://oaesv.org/shinethelight

     

         On September 13, 2018 The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) will host Olga Trujillo, J.D. who will speak on the topic ofDeveloping Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed Legal Advocacy Services and ResponsesThis session will explore the ways in which advocates, lawyers, and systems can adapt services to ensure they are both culturally responsive and trauma informed. Participants will explore the impact of culture on an individual’s trauma and healing; How language, food, customs, status, spiritual beliefs, and other cultural realities can play in an individual’s experience of violence and trauma.  Participants will also examine steps they can take to help victims get through system responses and legal proceedings.

         OAESV is the statewide coalition which advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence. While the cost of the ticket is $50, additional sponsorships are welcome and will enable OAESV to continue its important work to:

     

    • End isolation of survivors and agencies working on their behalf;
    • Improve services and responses to survivors and all those impacted by sexual violence;
    • Increase public awareness about sexual violence;
    • Inform and shape public policy; and
    • End sexual violence.

     

         With more than 100 guests projected to attend, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with community leaders in the sexual assault field and develop advocacy skills in this important area. We hope you will be able to join us.


  • 30 Jul 2018 1:38 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

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  • 27 Jul 2018 4:46 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments until Oct. 12 on proposed changes to keep domestic violence, stalking, and juvenile protection orders current and relevant.

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  • 27 Jul 2018 1:44 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ohio’s next potential crop of attorneys traveled to Wilmington for their final feat that, if successful, will allow them to practice law.

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  • 25 Jul 2018 10:55 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Law school graduates, both recent and in years past, have taken countless tests over the span of two decades during their academic careers.

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  • 24 Jul 2018 3:09 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Throughout her twenty-seven years in the legal profession, Nationwide’s Marilyn McClure-Demers has worked to bring conversations around diversity into the spotlight

    July 16, 2018

    BY LORI FREDRICKSON


    Marilyn McClure Demers; VP, Associate General Counsel, Corporate & Intellectual Property Litigation and Discovery Management; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

    When Marilyn McClure-Demers looks back on her long history of fostering diversity and inclusion in the corporate world, she compares it to keeping your foot on the gas pedal. If you run out of gas on level terrain, you go nowhere, and if you take your foot off the gas while working your way up an incline, you can go backwards. “There needs to be a continued appreciation for the importance of an inclusive work environment,” the vice president and associate general counsel of Nationwide says. “There’s a moral imperative here, and it’s incredibly important to keep that on the horizon.”

    Over the course of her twenty-seven-year career as a legal professional—including her earlier work in private firms and her latest in-house counsel position at Nationwide, where she has been for the past eleven years and where she currently oversees corporate, IP, financial services, litigation, and discovery management—she has championed these beliefs through involvement with a broad roster of outside associations, through internal diversity efforts, and through mentorships and sponsorships. The work is something she sees as a calling.

    It all began early in her career, after she earned her JD from West Virginia University and began doing legal work in the coal industry. There, she often encountered many challenges as a young female lawyer, and in her later work at firms and businesses in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere, she overcame perceptions associated with being a native of West Virginia, a region that has often been stereotyped.

    What she learned from these experiences was to create opportunities for herself and to challenge herself to look for people’s strengths in their differences. She wanted to help others get ahead. “Everyone is different and we know it,” McClure-Demers says, “but the extent to which we differ—and the extent to which leaders and others are committed to learning the differences—varies greatly.”


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