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February 2013 CBA REPORT
member/firm news
If you are a Cincinnati Bar Association member and you’ve moved, been promoted, hired an associate, taken on a partner,
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Ulmer & Berne LLP is
pleased to announce
that
John M. Hands
, a
partner in the Cincinnati
office, has been selected
by the Advisory Board for
Fellowship in the Litiga-
tion Counsel of America
(LCA). The LCA is an
honorary trial lawyer
society whose membership is limited to less
than one-half of one percent of American
lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon
excellence and accomplishment in litigation,
both at the trial and appellate levels, and
superior ethical reputation. Hands has more
than 24 years of trial and appellate experi-
ence, and focuses his practice on business
and commercial litigation, pharmaceutical,
medical device and mass tort litigation, and
construction law. Hands graduated from
Miami University with a B.A. and his J.D. is
from the University of Cincinnati College of
Law. He is a member and past president of the
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.
Keating Muething &
Klekamp PLL (KMK) is
pleased to announce that
G. Randall Ayers
has
joined the firm as a part-
ner and practice group
leader of its labor and em-
ployment practice group.
Randy Ayers’ practice
focuses on management-
side labor relations, including collective bar-
gaining, arbitration, and litigation of disputes
involving collective bargaining agreements
and proceedings before the National Labor
Relations Board and state labor agencies.
He also has been lead trial counsel and has
provided in-depth counseling to employers
in the areas of equal employment opportu-
nity, discrimination, wrongful discharge,
non-competition and trade secrets, wage and
hour, and unemployment compensation. He
has been a frequent lecturer to groups and
organizations concerning fair employment
practices, personnel management, and posi-
tive employee relations. Ayers earned his J.D.
fromThe Ohio State University Moritz Col-
lege of Law (1988) and his A.B. from Earlham
College (1984).
Hands
Welcome New Members
The CBA Board of Trustees has approved the
following for membership:
Attorney
Aryeh L. Rabinowitz
Ritter & Randolph LLC
Thomas R. Schulman
The law firm of Wolfe,
Sadler, Breen, Morasch
& Colby, LLC (Wolfe
SBMC) is pleased to
announce that attorney
Corey Hamilton
has been
named a partner. Hamil-
ton has been with the firm
for more than nine years
and has led the firm’s
corporate transaction practice since 2007.
His practice includes negotiating large scale
corporate transactions, outsourcing con-
tracts, and consulting and working collabora-
tively with various Fortune 500 companies to
ensure the highest quality of corporate legal
counsel. Hamilton received his Bachelor’s
Degree in Journalism and Business from
Indiana University in Bloomington and his
law degree fromThe University of Cincin-
nati College of Law. Hamilton is admitted to
practice before the State Court of Ohio, the
United States District Court of Ohio (South-
ern District), and the United States Court of
Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Keating Muething &
Klekamp PLL (KMK) is
pleased to announce that
Daniel P. Utt
has joined
the firm as a partner and
practice group leader of
its real estate practice
group. For more than
25 years, Dan Utt has
helped real estate owners,
developers, investors,
landlords, tenants and lenders navigate the
issues and considerations associated with real
estate and general business law matters. Utt
is a licensed title insurance agent and is an
authorized agent for Riverbend Commercial
Title Agency, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
KMK. Utt earned his J.D. from the University
of Dayton School of Law in 1986, summa
cum laude, and was Executive Editor of
Law Review. He earned his B.S. in business
administration from Bowling Green State
University in 1983.
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
is pleased to announce
that
Aryeh L. Rabinow-
itz
joined the firm as
an associate attorney.
Rabinowitz’s practice will
focus on probate litiga-
tion, estate and charitable
planning, business and
corporate law and real es-
tate law. Rabinowitz received his JD from the
University of Dayton School of Law in 2012
and a B.T.L. from the Institute for Advanced
Judaic Studies, Toronto, Ontario in 2009.
Rabinowitz is a member of the finance com-
mittee of the Congregation Zichron Eliezer
and is a member of the Cincinnati Jewish
Burial Society.
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
is proud to announce that
Carey K. Steffen
, partner
and managing attorney
for Cambridge Land Title
Agency, Inc., is now an
OSBA certified specialist
in residential real property
law. Steffen was admitted
to practice law in the states
of Ohio and Kentucky in 2000 and is licensed
in the Federal U.S. District Court, Southern
District of Ohio and U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of Kentucky. She is also a
licensed title insurance agent in the states of
Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Steffen’s law
practice focuses on residential and commer-
cial real estate, title insurance claims defense,
foreclosure and litigation. Steffen serves as a
volunteer arbitrator for the Cincinnati Area
Board of Realtors Earnest Money Arbitration
Program.
Ayers
Hamilton
Utt
Rabinowitz
Steffen
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