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December 2012 CBA REPORT
member/firm news
Rendigs is very proud to
announce that
W. Roger
Fry
has been honored
with the Excellence in
Advocacy Award. The
Excellence in Advo-
cacy Award is designed to
honor lawyers who have
distinguished themselves
over a number of years by
their professionalism, intelligence, creativity,
judgment, personality, sensitivity, civility,
advocacy skills, community involvement, ef-
forts to educate newer attorneys, and effective
representation of their clients both in and
outside of the courtroom. Fry has been with
Rendigs since 1962. His practice focuses on
litigation, with an emphasis on construction,
commercial law and insurance coverage. He
also has substantial experience in art and
tribal art law, firearms litigation, fire litiga-
tion and class action litigation.
DBL Law is pleased to
announce that partner
Joseph A. Cleves, Jr.
was recently named the
2013 Lawyer of the Year
in Cincinnati Construc-
tion Law. Best Lawyers
presented this award
,
and Cleves was the only
attorney in Cincinnati
construction law to have received this honor.
His recognition is based on peer-review as-
sessments and is a testament to his abilities,
professionalism and integrity in his field.
As head of DBL’s construction law practice,
Cleves has extensive experience in develop-
ing and revising contract documents and
procedures for construction and real estate
clients. In addition to being the co-founder
of the Lean Construction Institute’s Ohio
Valley Chapter, Cleves has published a num-
ber of lean construction articles in local and
national outlets.
Dinsmore is pleased to announce the fol-
lowing individuals have joined the firm.
Umar Bakhsh
joins the intellectual property
department working out of the firm’s Cincin-
nati office. Prior to joining the firm, Bakhsh
practiced as an engineer at Wm. Wrigley
Jr. Co., where his work focused on electri-
cal component technology and mechanical
design of manufacturing equipment. He also
served as a law clerk at Global IP Law Group,
where he was involved in the sales, licens-
ing, and valuation of patent portfolios in the
telecommunications, gaming and mobile
computing spaces. Bakhsh earned his J.D.
from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his
B.S. in mechanical engineering from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Elida Kamine
joins the corporate depart-
ment and mergers & acquisitions practice
group working out of the firm’s Cincinnati
office. Prior to joining the firm, Kamine
worked for Proskauer Rose LLP in New York
City, NY. She earned her J.D. from New York
University School of Law and her B.A. from
Brandeis University.
Christen Steimle
joins
the litigation department working out of the
firm’s Cincinnati office. Earlier in her career,
Steimle clerked for both Judge Bertelsman
and Magistrate Judge Smith of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of
Kentucky. She earned her J.D. from Northern
Kentucky University Chase College of Law
and her B.S. from Wright State University.
Joshua Stevens
joins the corporate depart-
ment and commercial finance practice group
working out of the firm’s Cincinnati office.
Stevens earned his J.D. from the University of
Cincinnati College of Law and his B.A. from
Centre College.
Keating Muething &
Klekamp PLL (KMK)
is pleased to announce
that
Joseph E. Lehnert
has joined the firm as an
attorney in its litigation
and commercial finance
& reorganization groups.
Lehnert earned his J.D.
from the University
of Cincinnati College of Law in 2012. He
earned his B.A. from Xavier University in the
philosophy, politics and the public honors
program in 2009.
Thompson Hine has wel-
comed five lawyers to the
firm’s Cincinnati office.
Paige S. Connelly
joins
the corporate transactions
and securities group as
an associate. She focuses
her practice on corporate
law and transactions,
including mergers and
acquisitions, business
formation, contract preparation and review,
and general corporate governance matters.
Connelly received her J.D. fromThe Ohio
State University Michael E. Moritz College of
Law and her B.A. from Duke University.
Me-
gan S. Glowacki
joins the labor and employ-
ment group as an associate. She focuses her
practice on representing management clients
in all areas of labor and employment law with
a particular emphasis on litigation involv-
ing employment discrimination, wrongful
discharge, restrictive covenants, trade secrets,
and wage and hour disputes. Glowacki
received her J.D. from the University of Cin-
Fry
Cleves jr.
Lehnert
Connelly
Glowacki
Herron
Musekamp
Parrish
Bakhsh
Kamine
Steimle
Stevens
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