Holiday News 2016 December 12, 2016


Exciting News, Announcements and Awards


New Hires

The following lawyers joined the firm this year:
Hugh Berkson, Investor Claims
Charles Kampinski, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Christopher Klasa, Litigation
Nicholas Oleski, Creditor & Debtor Rights
Colin Ray, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Jay Salamon, Investor Claims
Brian Sallee, Financial Compliance
Jonathan Wolnik, Taxation

New Practices

Along with new lawyers, we also added some new practice areas:
Financial Compliance
Investor Claims


The following McCarthy Lebit attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017:
Ann-Marie Ahern
Larry Crystal
Robert Glickman
Charles Kampinski
Kimon Karas
Robert Kracht
Kenneth Liffman
Christian Patno
Charles Royer
David Schaefer, who was also named the 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Cleveland

The following McCarthy Lebit attorneys were named Ohio Super Lawyers 2017:
Ann-Marie Ahern, who also made the Ohio Super Lawyers® 2017 Cleveland Top 25 Women and Ohio Top 50 Women lists
Hugh Berkson
Robert T. Glickman
Tobias Hirshman
Charles Kampinski
Kimon Karas
Robert Kracht
Kenneth Liffman
Christian Patno, who also made the Ohio Super Lawyers® 2017 Cleveland Top 5, Ohio Top 10, Cleveland Top 50 and Ohio Top 100 lists
Richard Rabb
David Schaefer, who also made the Ohio Super Lawyers® 2017 Cleveland Top 50 and Ohio Top 100 lists
John Seich

These McCarthy Lebit attorneys were named Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017:
Nicholas Celebrezze
Christopher Klasa
Jack Moran

Robert T. Glickman was named The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers.

McCarthy Lebit received the following U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017 rankings for the Cleveland Metropolitan:
Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Tier 2
Employment Law – Individuals
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Tier 3
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigations – Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

McCarthy Lebit was also named an ALM Top Ranked Law Firm 2017.


Katie Arthurs was named to the Center for Principal Family Advocacy Board.
Kristen Hoover was elected to the Ingenuity Cleveland Board of Directors.
Steven Larson was appointed Co-Chair of the Shoes and Clothes for Kids Associate Board.
Christian Patno was sworn in as Secretary of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Michael Vary was named to the Progressive Arts Alliance Board of Directors.

Notable Cases

Micheal Vary tried the Tracfone v. Clear Choice Connections case to conclusion with a favorable settlement outcome.

Charitable Activities

A team of McCarthy Lebit employees were joined by family and friends of the firm for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The team came in 7th out of 70 companies for fundraising.
The Harvest for Hunger campaign benefitted from the Firm’s continued support of the Cleveland Foodbank. During the month of March, many raffles, auctions and dress down days were donated to the campaign.
McCarthy Lebit attorney Andrew S. Perry shaved his head for St. Baldrick’s – an annual charity event on St. Patrick’s Day that raises money to find a cure for childhood cancer.
We supported the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” for Women campaign by raising money through dress down days and wearing red on National Go Red Day.
Each year, we participate in Friday dress down days. Our employees nominate and vote on these charities. This year, our donations will support the efforts of Recovery Resources, the City Mission and The Cleveland Foodbank.
The firm collected cash and dozens of pairs of new children’s socks and underwear by hosting a Sock and Underwear Drive for Shoes and Clothes for Kids, organized by Joyce Blakely and SC4K Associate Board Co-Chair Steven P. Larson.

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