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January 2013 CBA REPORT
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member/firm news
Tiffany Clark
of Ulmer
& Berne LLP has been
named the ProKids 2012
Leslie R. Jaffee Volunteer
of the Year. Since 2006,
Clark has advocated on
behalf of eleven children
as a CASA (Court Ap-
pointed Special Advocate)
volunteer. She helped
launch the ProKids Young Professionals
(PKYP) group in the summer of 2011.
Ulmer & Berne LLP is
pleased to announce that
Yvette R. Simpson
is a
recipient of the Girl Scouts
of Western Ohio ‘Leader
of Promise Award,’ given
to alumnae under the age
of 35 who are distinguish-
ing themselves in their
profession and commu-
nity. Simpson recently joined Ulmer & Berne
as counsel in its Cincinnati office, and focuses
her practice on employment, labor and busi-
ness law. She also serves on Cincinnati’s City
Council.
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
is happy to announce that
Maria Kontopos
joined
the firm as an associ-
ate attorney. Kontopos
will be practicing in the
areas of elder law, estate
and charitable plan-
ning, probate, estate and
trust administration and
business and corporate
law. She received her JD from the University
of Cincinnati College of Law in 2012 and
a BBA in marketing and entrepreneurship
from the University of Cincinnati College
of Business in 2009. Maria is involved in
many community activities including being
a member of the Holy Trinity St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council, the
Daughters of Penelope Calypso Chapter #13,
and the Aurora Maids of Athena.
Jonathan Mark Bruce
,
Ph.D. has released his first
philosophical thriller,
The
Deerslayer Spiral: A Law
Firm. A Philosopher.
Seven Murders.
The book
is loosely based on Bruce’s
experience with murder
cases, his overseas mili-
tary experience and the
countercultural intellectual circles in Califor-
nia. Bruce plans to donate the proceeds of his
book to the Monument at Drobitsky Yar, the
Leavitt Institute for International Develop-
ment and the Silent Warrior.
Ritter & Randolph, LLC is
pleased to announce that
Joseph Zoimen
joined the
firm as an associate at-
torney. Zoimen’s practice
will focus on business and
corporate law, non-profit
and tax-exempt organi-
zations, real estate law
and estate and charitable
planning. Zoimen received his JD from
the University of Cincinnati College of Law
in 2012. Zoimen serves as a trustee of the
Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, is a member
of the advisory committee to U.S. Represen-
tative Steve Chabot, serves as a fellow of the
Judge Carl B. Rubin Society, is a board mem-
ber of Cincinnati Kosher, serves as coordina-
tor of the Thanksgiving meal program for
Cincinnati firefighters and is on the executive
board of Congregation Zichron Eliezer.
Faruki Ireland & Cox
P.L.L. is proud to an-
nounce that partner
Dan
Donnellon
has received
the 2012 Adjunct Profes-
sor Outstanding Teaching
Excellence Award from
the University of Cincin-
nati College of Law. For
the past three years, Don-
nellon has been an adjunct faculty member at
the University of Cincinnati College of Law
where he teaches advanced trial practice and
coaches the competitive mock trial teams.
Welcome New Members
The CBA Board of Trustees has approved the
following for membership:
Attorney
Jeffrey W. DeBeer
Jeffrey W. DeBeer
Joanna Rhea Drake
WILD Flavors Inc.
McGuire A. Griffin
Diehl & Hubbell LLC
Jessica Marie Grogan
Smith Rolfes & Skavdahl Co. LPA
Robert Adam Hardin
Dawn R. Landers
Stephanie N. O’Banion
US Department of Labor
Brian Pokrywka
Montgomery Rennie & Jonson A Legal Pro-
fessional Association
Laura K. Porter
Amber M. Reams
The Matre Law Group
Ann M. Seller
Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
Maxwell Smith
Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA
Joshua O. Stevens
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Sarah Nicole Theodore
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical
Center
Joshua Andrew Thompson
Hamilton County Public Defender
Adam J. Turer
Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss LPA
John B. Wasserman
Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
Clark
Simpson
Kontopos
Zoimen
Bruce
Donnellon
Jennifer Scholl Over-
mann
is pleased to
announce the opening
of the law firm of Dietz
& Overmann, PLLC, in
Crestview Hills, Ken-
tucky. The firm focuses on
the practice of family law
and domestic relations,
including divorce, dis-
solution, custody, child support, division of
martial debts and assets, nuptial agreements,
paternity, visitation, collaborative family
law, and adoption. Overmann is admitted to
practice in Kentucky and Ohio.
Overmann
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