Buckley King expands into Kentucky

Buckley King is expanding into Louisville, Ky., and has hired Bill Mabry to lead the initiative, expanding the firm’s  footprint as well as its offerings to clients, particularly in the area of health care. 

Mabry, formerly a partner with Frost Brown Todd, has represented health care facilities and providers across the United States and in England, including hospitals, physicians, home health care agencies, nursing homes, provider-sponsored organizations, teaching institutions, diagnostic centers and ambulatory centers. 

“Bill continues Buckley King’s dedication to building its practice around the needs of our clients,” said Brent M. Buckley, Buckley King’s managing partner. “We are thrilled to welcome an attorney reputed for his knowledge, skill and finesse in the health care field.” 

Mabry received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky School of Law, his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.,and his Bachelor of Science degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to hold fundraiser

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association will hold its annual fundraiser, Rock the Foundation 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave. in Cleveland.

Frank Sullivan, chairman and chief executive officer of RPM International, Inc., will receive the 3rd annual Richard W. Pogue Award for Excellence in Community Leadership & Engagement. Following the presentation, Nitebridge will perform upstairs and acoustic guitarist Nate Jones will perform downstairs. There will be a raffle, an open bar and multiple food stations.

Rock the Foundation benefits the Lawyers Giving Back community and pro bono legal service programs of the Cleveland Bar Association. These programs promote equal access to justice, diversity and inclusion, law-related education and community service provided by members of the legal community.

VIP, main event and late-night tickets are available at bit.ly/2Eu0rv2.

Bar Association to hold summit on high-profile cases

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association will host a media and law summit from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. tentatively on June 14. Introductory remarks will be given by Clevelander Justin Herdman, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The event will feature hour-long panels, the first being a journalist panel moderated by Jan Leach, associate professor in the school of journalism and mass communication at Kent State University, covering high-profile trials and the ethical concerns that arise. This panel will feature Greg Korte from USA Today and Wes Lowery and Matt Zapotosky from The Washington Post. Lowery is a Shaker Heights High School graduate.

There also will be an attorney panel moderated by Tom Hodson, director of the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University in Athens, on participating in high-profile trials. Speakers include Clevelanders Carole Rendon, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio who is with BakerHostetler, and Bridget Brennan, chief of criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as trial attorney Nathaniel Lee of Indianapolis.

A third panel is in consideration about ethics, the law and media in the social age, which would feature University of Dayton law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

Kaufman & Company, David A. Lewis Law form relationship 

Trial and litigation law firm Kaufman & Co., PLLC formed a relationship with David A. Lewis Law PLLC.  

David A. Lewis Law represents lawyers and law firms in legal ethics, professional liability, risk management, disciplinary exposure, financial risk and conflicts of interest.

 “David is a respected authority on disciplinary complaints, malpractice suits and a myriad of disputes between lawyers, their firms, and their clients,” managing member Steven S. Kaufman said. “David’s thorough and carefully considered approach provides the guidance that puts clients on the right track, which will be a valuable asset at our firm particularly in matters of professional liability within the law firm practice area.”

Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Kaufman & Company also announced its appointment of David Lewis as of counsel in the firm’s New York office.

Kaufman & Company has offices in downtown Cleveland, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Tucker Ellis LLP promote nine to counsel

Tucker Ellis LLP promoted nine attorneys to counsel, effective Jan. 1: Patrick Barkley, mass tort, product liability, health care and commercial matters; Brandon Cox, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases; Katya Cronin, commercial litigation and contract disputes, patent infringements, and medical and pharmaceutical litigation; Chad Eggspuehler, appellate and legal issues; Daniel Finer; defends manufacturers of industrial and commercial products in mass tort and product liability claims; Christopher Gardino, product liability, toxic tort and general litigation matters; Sarah Stover, defends doctors, nurses, hospitals, long term care facilities  and pharmaceutical companies; Brenda Sweet, defends pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturers in product liability actions; and Charissa Walker, defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and health care service providers in product liability actions.

“Unlike many law firms that have associates and a two-tier or multiple-tier partnership, we chose what we believe is a better system for our clients, our attorneys, and the practice of law in general,” said Joe Morford, managing partner. “At Tucker Ellis, we have associates, counsel, and partners – period – and the earning of each promotion is a meaningful step in our attorneys’ career development. With that in mind, we are exceptionally proud of these nine talented, hard-working attorneys.”

Tucker Ellis launches corporate blog

Tucker Ellis LLP  launched its new corporate blog, Lingua Negoti, or “language of business,” co-edited by partners Christopher Hewitt and Jayne Juvan. In addition to offering a view on recent developments in corporate, mergers and aquisitions, and securities law matters, the blog’s primary goal is to create a common language of business as it relates to these topics. Other Tucker Ellis attorneys and colleagues from public and private companies, accounting firms, private equity firms, and venture capital firms, will contribute to the blog.

“Too many attorneys tend to speak in ‘legalese.’ What clients really want is for their attorneys to speak the language of business,” Hewitt said. “In addition to a common vernacular, speaking the language of business encompasses understanding how busy executives approach and solve business problems.”

Juvan added, “If we can create a common language and practice around routine issues, we can more properly focus time and resources on resolving issues that create value for an enterprise. “The title, Lingua Negoti, conveys our desire to help transform the practice of corporate law from simply providing legal advice to helping our clients achieve their business objectives and drive high performance.”

Lingua Negoti went live Jan. 22 at tuckerellis.com/lingua-negoti-blog.  

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