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March 2013 CBA REPORT
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member/firm news
Lewis Diaz
, an attorney
with Peck, Shaffer &
Williams LLP, has been
appointed to the board of
directors for the North-
ern Kentucky Commu-
nity Action Commission
(NKCAC) for a three-year
term. NKCAC operates
early childhood programs
such as Head Start, provides housing and
energy assistance, training and education and
other community services intended to reduce
poverty. Diaz concentrates his practice on
affordable housing and traditional govern-
mental finance projects at Peck Shaffer. His
clients include municipalities, state and local
housing agencies, for-profit developers, non-
profit housing organizations and investment
banking firms. Prior to joining Peck Shaffer,
he was chief counsel for the Kentucky Hous-
ing Corporation. Diaz also serves as secre-
tary/treasurer on the board of the Northern
Kentucky Area Development District.
Frost Brown Todd congratulates associate,
Colleen Tersmette
on her newly elected role
as secretary of the Cincinnati Intellectual
Property Law Association (CincyIP) and
Todd Bailey
on his election to the board for
a three-year term. CincyIP is an association
which supports and promotes the practice of
intellectual property law in the Cincinnati
area, including providing valuable continuing
legal education to members. At Frost Brown
Todd,
Tersmette
focuses her practice on pat-
ent prosecution in a variety of arts, including
mechanical, electrical and medical devices.
Previously, she has served as a law clerk and
a control system design engineer for General
Electric. In 2011, Tersmette received her J.D.
summa cum laude from the University of
Cincinnati College of Law.
Bailey
concen-
trates his practice in the areas of mediation
and arbitration concerning commercial and
intellectual property disputes. Bailey also sits
on the board for the Jewish National Fund.
Marc Pera
is pleased to
announce the formation
of the new firm Crandall,
Moses, Pera & Wilt. This
unique firm provides
excellent legal service and
experienced trial lawyers
with coverage through
nine offices, logistically
positioned in three states.
Pera is an adjunct professor for Northern
Kentucky University’s Chase School of Law
and served as the solo/small firm commit-
tee chair for the Cincinnati Bar Association
(2006-2008). He is also a trustee for the
Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association.
Pera received his law degree fromThe Ohio
State University Law School in 1996.
Dinsmore is pleased to announce that part-
ner
Christopher Benintendi
of the firm’s
Cincinnati office has been named chair of
the workers’ compensation practice group.
Benintendi succeeds
George Wilkinson
,
who for 30 years served as head of the group,
which now includes 17 attorneys across four
cities. The group is one of the most active in
the Midwest, handling nearly 100 hearings a
week.
Wilkinson
, who is regarded as one of
the top workers’ compensation attorneys in
the state, will remain active within the group
as a partner.
Benintendi
counsels clients
on workers’ compensation law, Violation
of Specific Safety Requirements claims and
intentional tort claims. He is certified in
workers’ compensation law by the Ohio State
Bar Association Workers’ Compensation
Specialty Board and is a frequent speaker at
advanced, intermediate and basic workers’
compensation seminars. He is also a current
member of Dinsmore’s board of directors.
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
is proud to announce that
Mollie T. Stegman
was
elected to be a member
of the firm. Stegman
has been with the firm
since March 2003. Her
practice focuses on elder
law, estate and charitable
planning, medicaid pro-
cess and planning, probate, estate and trust
administration, and business and corporate
law. She received her J.D. from the University
of Dayton in 2000 and a BA in English and
history from Ohio University in 1996. Steg-
man is also admitted to the U. S. District
Court, Southern District of Ohio. She cur-
rently serves on the board of The Association
for Professionals in Aging.
Pera
Benintendi
Wilkinson
Stegman
Tersmette
Bailey
Diaz
Welcome New Members
The CBA Board of Trustees has approved the
following for membership:
Attorney
Adam S. Brown
Cummins & Brown LLC
Lauren N. Bruno
Eve C. Brunswick
Christopher M. Hammond
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Laura Christine Hils
Bo James Howell
Western & Southern Financial Group Inc.
Michael B. Mattingly
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Edward R. Murray
GE Aviation
Arthur J. Southard
The Southard Law Firm, LLC
Alison J. Stimac
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
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