June 22, 2007
Hahn Loeser + Parks Summer Associates, 2007: Four promising law students have joined the firm. They are: Rex W. Miller II, Ohio State; F. Allen Boseman, Jr., Ohio State; Elisa T. Young, Ohio State; Phillip G. Eckenrode, Jr., Ohio State.
MARCIA J. MENGEL, who served as clerk of the Supreme Court of Ohio and director of Bar Admissions for 20 years, the first female to hold both positions, announced her retirement this month. During her tenure, she oversaw the admittance of more than half of the state's 42,200 currently active attorneys; and she took the clerk's office online, making case information and documents more accessible to the public.
Ms. Mengel joined the Supreme Court June 1, 1987 and, earlier this year, was recipient with a Supreme Court of Ohio Special Recognition Award for her leadership, professionalism and exemplary service to the Supreme Court and the judiciary.
MARK KITRICK, Kitrick Lewis & Harris, was elected president of the Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers). He is a member of the Columbus Bar board of governors and a past president of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association.
BRETT A. MILLER and ANNA M. WACHTELL have recently joined as associates the Columbus offices of Weston Hurd Curley Patterson & Bush. Mr. Miller’s practice is litigation matters with an emphasis on construction litigation and professional malpractice. Ms. Wachtell who served as judicial extern to the office of Chief Justice Moyer focuses on matters involving insurance coverage and general defense, employment and products liability.
SUSAN GARNER EISENMAN has received the Amy Silberberg Award for Public Service by the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, in recognition of her years of advocacy to ensure that the adoption process works fairly and smoothly for adoptive and birth parents, and particularly children. She is the inaugural recipient of the national award, recognizing pro bono advocacy contributions on behalf of waiting children.
Governor Strickland has chosen JANICA PIERCE (Chester Willcox & Saxbe) and JOHN KULEWICZ (Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease) to serve as at-large members of the Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendations Panel, a second group selected to help ease the growing burden. Members, lawyers and non-lawyers are appointed to two-year terms and are not compensated.
CLINT B. CHARNES has joined Chester Willcox & Saxbe as an associate in the firm’s construction law practice. Upon his admission to the Ohio Bar, he will focus on representing owners, contractors and design professionals in negotiation of construction-related contracts and the resolution of construction-related disputes.
MARK LEWIS of Kitrick Lewis & Harris, was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. Along with private practice, Mr. Lewis serves as an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School where he teaches Law & Literature to upper level students.
Shayne Nichols is pleased to announce the relocation of their offices to 2 Miranova Place Suite 220. The telephone is 614/221-2220 and the facsimile is 614/221-9020. Visit www.cmhlegal.com for a description of firm services.
The Association for Corporate Growth recently awarded CURT LOVELAND its first Service Partner Award, presented to a professional who has positively impacted the economic growth and development of Central Ohio. Loveland is partner in charge of the corporate department of the law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.
FRANK A. TITUS, Of Counsel, Carlile Patchen & Murphy, has been elected president of the United Nations Association – USA, Columbus, Ohio Chapter. He has served three years on the chapter’s board of directors, a retired colonel (USAF) and a subject matter expert in international humanitarian law.
JESSICA KLING VLLASI, associate with Carlile Patchen & Murphy, was elected vice president for programs of the U.N. association.
For the third year in a row, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn has been named in the “2007 Best of the Best: Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firms” by Midwest Real Estate News. Regional law firms were ranked based on the number of real estate transactions completed in calendar year 2006.
On May 30, 2007, JERRY ALLEN NEAL JR., Attorney Registration No. 0062633, last known address in Dublin, Ohio, was permanently disbarred from the practice of law in the state of Ohio. See the Supreme Court’s decision in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Neal, 113 Ohio St.3d 461, 2007-Ohio-2342, for additional information.