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October 2012 CBA REPORT
If you are a Cincinnati Bar Association member and you’ve moved, been promoted, hired an associate, taken on a partner,
received a promotion or award, or have other news to share, we’d like to hear from you. News of CLE presentations and
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member/firm news
Candace C. Crouse
senior associate attorney
at Strauss Troy Co., LPA,
was sworn in as a member
of the board of directors
of the National Associa-
tion of Criminal Defense
Lawyers (NACDL) at the
association’s 54
meeting in San Francisco,
Calif., on July 28. She currently serves as a
Circuit vice chair on NACDL’s Amicus
Curiae Committee.Crouse, who is the current
President and a Board member of the Greater
Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers As-
sociation (GCCDLA), has dedicated much of
her career to criminal defense. In addition to
her private practice, she is pro bono counsel
for the Volunteer Lawyers Project and has
been selected by the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of Ohio to serve on
the Criminal Justice Act Appointment Panel
in Cincinnati and Dayton. She graduated
summa cum laude
from West Virginia Uni-
versity and received her law degree fromThe
Ohio State University College of Law.
Paula Boggs Muething
joined the Port Authority
as vice president of reuti-
lization and general coun-
sel to assist in redevelop-
ment initiatives, including
operating the Hamilton
County Land Reutiliza-
tion Corporation (“Land
Bank”) on behalf of the
Land Bank Board. The Hamilton County
Treasurer incorporated the Land Bank in
2011 as a tool to assist the county in address-
ing the problems associated with the increas-
ing number of vacant and abandoned proper-
ties. Boggs Muething earned her law degree
from the University of Cincinnati, College of
Law in 2003, where she was a Human Rights
Fellow and a member of the editorial board of
the Law Review. She studied community land
reform initiatives at the Harvard Kennedy
School Executive Education. She serves on
the boards of Talbert House and Legal Aid, as
well as organizations and task forces directly
contributing to regional quality of life.
Sterling Colvin
, a partner
in Dinsmore’s Cincin-
nati office, was recently
honored for her legal
accomplishments with the
Professional Achievement
Award from Northern
Kentucky University’s
Chase College of Law
(Chase). Colvin, a 1995
graduate, will be presented with the award at
the annual Chase Alumni Luncheon on Fri-
day, October 5. Colvin leverages 15 years of
experience representing clients through com-
mercial real estate matters. She focuses her
practice on counseling clients through the
often complex issues associated with acquisi-
tions, dispositions, leasing, loan, restructur-
ing and commercial foreclosure.
David Wade Peck
, a
partner with the law firm
Barron Peck Bennie &
Schlemmer, was invited
and has been accepted
as a member in the
National Academy of
Distinguished Neutrals
(NADN). The Ohio
Chapter consists of eight
ADR professionals from different areas of
the state. The NADN is an association whose
membership consists of ADR profession-
als who have distinguished themselves both
through many years of hands-on experience
in the field of civil and commercial conflict
resolution and by their commitment to the
practice of alternative dispute resolution.
Craig L. Farrish
has joined the law firm
of Garvey | Shearer, P.S.C. as a litigation
attorney. Garvey | Shearer provides legal
expertise, value, and high quality services
to insurance companies and their insureds,
selfinsureds, and other businesses in Ohio,
Kentucky, and Indiana. Farrish joins the firm
from American Family Insurance Company
where he was a regional senior staff attorney.
Farrish has a BS in aeronautics and an MBA
in finance from Miami University and gradu-
ated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law
at Northern Kentucky University in 1996.
Squire Sanders is pleased
to announce that
has returned home
to join its Cincinnati
office after serving as an
assistant United States
attorney in Washington,
DC. During a career
spanning more than 25
years, Zeno prosecuted
and coordinated investigations into a wide
range of economic crimes, particularly health
care fraud. His experience litigating white
collar matters bolsters Squire Sanders’ ability
to advise its diverse client base, especially
health care providers, in developing compli-
ance programs and other strategies to prevent
and defend fraud and abuse investigations
and actions. Zeno is a native of Cincinnati
where he attended St. Xavier High School and
Xavier University before attending George-
town University Law Center. Zeno joined
Squire Sanders in June 2011 as part of the
firm’s expanding global white collar defense
practice. He will split his time between Cin-
cinnati and Washington, DC.
Kevin R. Carter
joined Frost Brown Todd
as a senior associate.
Carter is in the business
litigation practice group.
He represents clients in
state and federal courts
in a wide range of civil
cases and has experience
with breach-of-contract
claims; fraud, contractual interference,
and other business tort claims; partnership
disputes and business dissolutions; real estate
disputes; banking and finance matters; and
creditors’ rights issues. He devotes a signifi-
cant amount of time to pro bono matters and
has helped pro bono clients navigate eviction
proceedings, property insurance claims, and
the prosecution of consumer fraud cases.
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