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  • 30 Nov 2011 9:41 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Amanda Gatti has joined the Firm as an associate.

    Gatti focuses her practice in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, General Liability and Intellectual Property. She has experience handling all aspects of litigation, including pleadings, motion practice, discovery, trial preparation and trial. As a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Amanda was a member of the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team. She also served as a judicial extern for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and Parma Municipal Court. Gatti is also a member of the Ohio Women's Bar Association.
  • 30 Nov 2011 9:37 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Annette G. Butler will become the newest judge on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court bench when she takes office on Dec. 12 after her appointment today. Read more
  • 29 Nov 2011 8:09 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that attorney Lisa House has been appointed to the Heinzerling Foundation Board of Trustees. The mission of the Heinzerling Foundation is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the development, education and quality of life of individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities.

    House joined Reminger with prior experience as a hematology/oncology nurse. Since joining the firm, Lisa has concentrated her legal practice in the areas of medical negligence, commercial premises, general casualty insurance, nursing home and extended care liability, and professional liability. Lisa is a member of the 2005-2006 Honors Edition of the 'United Who's Who Executive and National Registry' and has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. House is also Past President of the Ohio Women's Bar Association (2009-2010).
  • 23 Nov 2011 1:07 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police following her arrest in 1955 for refusing to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger.The four women Justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio will take part in a panel discussion next Wednesday night honoring Rosa Parks and the road she paved for women and minorities.

    Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justices Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Judith Ann Lanzinger and Yvette McGee Brown will appear on a statewide tribute to the civil rights pioneer called “The Power of One” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event will be broadcast live on WBNS-10TV and simulcast on ONN.
  • 23 Nov 2011 9:58 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem.  The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. To see the trailer, click here.
  • 23 Nov 2011 8:43 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Gov. John Kasich has appointed two new trustees and reappointed Michael Flowers to the Columbus State Community College board for six-year terms. Read more
  • 18 Nov 2011 3:47 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Guiding attorneys at a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar, Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger discussed successful speaking techniques at the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute on Nov. 17. Read more
  • 14 Nov 2011 12:42 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Amid the feathers and leather, rhinestones and pastel boots that dominated the National Cowgirl Museum’s recent celebration of tough women, Sandra Day O’Connor searched for ways that ranch life had prepared her to become the Supreme Court’s first female justice. Read more
  • 02 Nov 2011 8:03 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    November 2, 2010, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor was elected the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

    Her story: Born in the nation's capital, but raised in Strongsville and Parma, Maureen O'Connor's November 2010 election as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio is her latest achievement in a long career of public service. Following her previous seven years on the Court, Chief Justice O'Connor's latest election victory makes her Ohio's first female Chief Justice and only the tenth Chief Justice in the history of the Court.

    While gaining experience in practice as an attorney during the early 1980s, Justice O'Connor created a home for her family and her legal career in Northeast Ohio. Appointed a magistrate in Summit County in 1985, she served in that capacity until becoming a common pleas court judge in 1993. As a busy trial judge, Justice O'Connor was selected by her peers to serve as the administrative judge undefined a testament to her ability to build coalitions and maintain collegiality while administering to the business of the courts.

    But Justice O'Connor felt compelled to return to work on the front lines of protecting the public. She became the Summit County prosecuting attorney in 1995, aggressively prosecuting repeat offenders, violent criminals and public officials who committed ethical violations or improprieties. She was recognized for her work on behalf of crime victims, and remains proud of awards bestowed on her by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Cleveland State University. As prosecutor, Justice O'Connor also lobbied the General Assembly for tougher rape laws and mandatory jail time for gang-related offenses. Successful in her undertakings, she set her sights on more difficult challenges.

    In 1998, Ohioans elected Justice O'Connor as their lieutenant governor undefined the second-highest official in the state. She quickly became the governor's chief advisor on criminal-justice issues, serving as director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and as chair of Ohio's Security Task Force and the State Building Security Review Committee. Justice O'Connor's experiences in law enforcement proved invaluable, particularly in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, when she led the state in its response to new threats of terrorism. Her leadership in this area garnered the attention and praise of the country's first homeland security director, Tom Ridge.

    Like her previous election, Chief Justice O'Connor won election as Chief with more than 67 percent of the popular vote, nearly the same percentage earned in her 2008 general election victory. Her first statewide judicial election in 2002, in which she took more than 57 percent of the vote, made her the 148th Justice to the Court, the sixth woman to join the Court and gave the Court its first-ever female majority.

    As a Supreme Court Justice, she devoted herself in recent years to educational initiatives for Ohio students and to matters of security, such as the Court's new Advisory Committee on Court Security & Emergency Preparedness, which she chairs. As Chief Justice, she will be responsible for overseeing the not only the operations of the Supreme Court itself, but also has general superintendence over all state courts.

  • 01 Nov 2011 9:08 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach,  announces the election of four attorneys to the firm’s membership including Anne Owings Ford (Cleveland - Member, Litigation).

    “We are always gratified to see our attorneys advance in their careers,” said Carl J. Grassi, president of McDonald Hopkins. “All four of these professionals are talented lawyers who have demonstrated their meaningful value to our clients. They have contributed to the growth of our firm and I am confident they will continue to help us thrive. In addition to these promotions, we continue to recruit attorneys for our national practice groups.”

    Anne Owings Ford (Cleveland), co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, is a seasoned litigator who has experience in the law of products liability, insurance, employment, state and federal discrimination and more. She has successfully represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts around the country, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Based in Cleveland, Ford was instrumental in the development of the McDonald Hopkins Juvenile Court Pro Se Clinic, which is an unprecedented collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to provide those in need with free legal assistance. She is also an active member of the firm’s Women’s Committee. Ford is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ADR Panel and serves as a neutral in matters referred by that Court for mediation. She further serves the Court as a member of the Advisory Group and the Civil Pro Bono Legal Services Program for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Ford is an influential member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, serving on that body’s Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Diversity Circle Steering Committee.
    Ford has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Michigan.

    Ford is also a member of the Ohio Women's Bar Association and will be a panelist for an upcoming session of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation's Leadership Institute.

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