January 14, 2011
CARL A. AVENI II, of Carlile Patchen & Murphy, has been inducted into the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only association for corporate and insurance defense lawyers around the world.
BENJAMIN R. NYHAN has joined McNair Petroff as an associate the domestic relations law firm.
Thompson Hine has elected AMIE L. VANOVER to the firm’s partnership and a member of the Personal & Succession Planning group, focusing her practice on organizing and advising tax-exempt organizations, estate and tax planning including charitable planning, and estate and trust administration.
Roetzel & Andres announces that partner JIM PETRO has been named to two state committees, as chair of the Transition Committee for Auditor David Yost and co-chair of the Transition Committee for Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Additional Roetzel news: Ohio Rising Stars are JEFFREY BRAUN; BRIAN DICKERSON; JONATHAN SECREST; MICHAEL TRAVEN; KATY WILES; and JEREMY YOUNG.
BARRON K. HENLEY, a founding partner of Affinity Consulting, has recently been appointed to the Columbus Bar Services, Inc., the entrepreneurial arm of the Columbus Bar.
McNees Wallace & Nurick announces that SAMUEL LILLARD has been elected as a member of the firm, practicing in the Labor and Employment, Food Industry, Injunction and Liquor License groups.
(no pic) Frost Brown Todd has named new associate, CHRISTINA M. CROSBY, to the firm’s Columbus office in the Regulated Business practice group.
KEVIN T. SHOOK of Frost Brown Todd has been elected a partner of the firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of property litigation, financial institutions, media law and advertising law.
GILBERT J. GRADISAR has become a shareholder of Zaino & Humphrey, focusing his practice on litigation, health care, and general business issues.
SHERRILLE D. AKIN has joined Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor as of counsel. She is an OSBA certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law and focuses her practice on estate planning and estate and fiduciary litigation. our newest, err, latest, additions to the firm.
Founding partner of the firm, JENNIFER BRUNNER has returned to practice at Brunner Quinn, the state's first law practice focused on election law. Ms. Brunner served as Ohio Secretary of State ( 2007 – 2011) and as Judge, Franklin County Common Pleas (2000 – 2005). ELIZABETH A. "LIZ" MOTE is junior associate, having joined Brunner Quinn as a law clerk in 2009, and later as an attorney.