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March 2013 CBA REPORT
member/firm news
Martin Pinales
Shawn Young
Peter Burrell
, and
dace Crouse
are pleased
to announce that they
have formed a new law
firm known as Pinales
Stachler Young Burrell &
Crouse Co., LPA. Their
law offices are located in
the historic Lincoln School at 455 Delta Av-
enue in Mt. Lookout. The lawyers of Pinales
Stachler collectively bring years of experience
in a wide array of practice areas, including
both civil and criminal litigation. The firm’s
civil litigation practice includes general
business and commercial litigation, personal
injury, products liability, and professional
malpractice. In addition, Pinales Stachler
has a strong general business and corporate
practice, including expertise in the areas of
employment law, commercial transactions,
and intellectual property. The firm’s criminal
defense attorneys, Martin Pinales and Can-
dace Crouse, have extensive experience repre-
senting clients at both the trial and appellate
levels in white collar cases, federal proceed-
ings, and administrative investigations.
Gerner & Kearns Co.,
L.P.A. recently an-
nounced the appointment
Todd V. McMurtry
as a partner in the firm’s
Litigation Practice Group.
McMurtry brings with
him more than 20 years of
litigation experience and
is licensed in both Ohio
and Kentucky.
Graydon Head is pleased to announce two
new partners:
Steven P. Goodin
R. Barnett
. Goodin practices in the Litiga-
tion Department and focuses on white collar
defense and investigations, as well as admin-
istrative, municipal and elections law. He is
a member of the firm’s health, education and
public sector industry group as well as the
media, communications and information
industry group. He earned his J.D. from the
University of Cincinnati College of Law and
his B.A. from Miami University.
practice is in the areas employee benefits and
executive compensation. She is a member of
the firm’s banking and financial services in-
dustry group as well as the health education
and public sector industry group, and the
manufacturing, distribution and technology
industry group. She currently serves on the
board of trustees for Saint Joseph Home, the
advisory board for the Hamilton County Unit
of the American Cancer Society and recently
graduated from the Cincinnati USA Regional
Chamber’s C-Change Program. She earned
her L.L.M from Northwestern University
School of Law, her J.D. from the University
of Cincinnati College of Law, and her B.S. in
accountancy at Miami University.
Felix Gora
, a partner
at Rendigs, Fry, Kiely &
Dennis, has been certified
by the Ohio State Bar
Association as a specialist
in Labor and Employment
law. This certification
makes Gora one of a small
group of attorneys in
Ohio to have earned this
distinction. Gora’s practice is concentrated
in the areas of employment, insurance, civil
rights, personal injury appellate, and aviation
law. His court appellate background is a key
factor in his selection to handle some of the
most difficult procedural issues in litiga-
tion. He has received an AV peer rating by
Martindale-Hubbell.Gora received his un-
dergraduate degree at Miami University. He
is a 1980 graduate of University of Cincinnati
College of Law.
Wood Herron & Evans,
the region’s largest intel-
lectual property law firm,
announces the election
of attorney
Sarah Otte
to its three-part-
ner executive committee
responsible for oversee-
ing the firm’s strategic
planning and leadership,
as well as overall management. Graber is
involved in all areas of domestic and inter-
national trademark, copyright, and Internet
law, domain names and unfair competition,
including prosecution and enforcement.
She also determines proactive and effective
measures to develop and protect clients’ intel-
lectual property portfolios and trademarks.
Prior to joining Wood Herron & Evans, she
was a trademark examining attorney at the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where
she reviewed numerous trademark applica-
tions for registration eligibility and advised
attorneys and pro se applicants on a variety
of prosecution matters. She also trained new
attorneys in trademark examination. Graber
has achieved great success in obtaining U.S.
and international registrations for her clients
where others have not been successful.
Keating Muething &
Klekamp PLL (KMK
) is
pleased to announce that
Alison J. (Ali) Stimac
returned to practice in the
firm’s intellectual prop-
erty group. Stimac rejoins
KMK from CareerBuilder,
LLC in Chicago, Illinois,
where she served as senior
counsel. Stimac began her legal career as an
intellectual property associate at KMK (2004-
2006). Stimac helps clients protect their intel-
lectual property, with particular emphasis
on trademark and copyright prosecution,
counseling and enforcement. Her practice
involves trademark registrations and pros-
ecutions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, inter partes proceedings before the
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, assign-
ments, license agreements, sweepstakes rules,
social media issues, copyright registrations
and resolution of domain name disputes.
Stimac earned her J.D. from the University
of Cincinnati College of Law in 2004 and her
B.A. from Indiana University in 2001.
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