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Karen Giffen, Matthew Stanley and Lauren Tompkins Recognized by Legal Aid

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The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is pleased to announce that Karen Giffen, Matthew Stanley and Lauren Tompkins have been name as  “Partners in Justice” for 2014.

“Partners in Justice” are those who serve as Legal Aid ambassadors to their law firms and corporate counsel departments.

Partners in Justice help promote the work of Legal Aid to their colleagues. Because of the volunteer effort from Partners in Justice, more clients will be helped.

Giffen & Kaminski Selected as Best Lawyers in America

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Kerin Lyn Kaminski and Karen L. Giffen have been selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.

Giffen-Kaminski (E Mull Photo 2013)


Joe Baker and Kathleen Nitschke Win Unanimous Jury Verdict

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After a six day trial in Federal Court,  Joseph Baker and Kathleen Nitschke, received a unanimous jury verdict on all counts arising out of a commercial transaction involving a television broadcast production trailer.  The jury found that the opposing side had breached the purchase contract and all warranties, both express and implied, related to the transaction.

Giffen & Kaminski Sponsors NEOACCA Seminar

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On 6/20/13, Kerin Lyn Kaminski, Karen L. Giffen and Peggy Foley Jones, along with Edward Blakemore of the Eaton Corporation, will present Mediation:  Staying in Control To Achieve Business Driven Outcomes.    This CLE program addresses the following topics:

  • Let’s Make a Deal: Implications of settlement/non-settlement to business driven outcomes
  • What’s your company’s settlement strategy?
  • Which business disputes are suitable for mediation? (Economic and Non-economic considerations.)
  • Representing Clients in Mediation
  • Ethical Concerns

Click here to learn more about this CLE seminar.

Congratulations to Edward Proctor

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Giffen & Kaminski is pleased to announce that Edward A. Proctor is now a Partner with the firm.  Ed brings 15 years of legal experience to the firm and focuses his practice on real estate, business and financial services litigation.  Please join us in congratulating Ed on this achievement.

To learn more about Ed, click here

Danielle Linert Certified Labor & Employment Specialist

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Giffen & Kaminski is proud to announce that Danielle Linert is a certified specialist in the practice of labor and employment law by the Labor and Employment Law Specialty Board of the Ohio State Bar Association.

The OSBA “specialization program” was created to give licensed Ohio attorneys the ability to become certified as specialists in particular areas of law. The Ohio State Bar Association is accredited by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists (CCAS).

Giffen & Kaminski Are Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment

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American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubble™ have selected Karen Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski to be 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Labor Employment.  They will be highlighted in the February 2013 issue of the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine.

Giffen & Kaminski’s Founders Recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers

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Top 50 Female Attorneys in Ohio and Top 25 Female Attorneys in Cleveland

Giffen & Kaminski LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s founders, Karen Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski, are Ohio Super Lawyers and this year they were also included as 2013 Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio and the Top 25 Female Lawyers in Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of Ohio lawyers are chosen as Ohio Super Lawyers and candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Giffen & Kaminski Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubble™

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Karen Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski were selected to appear in the January issue of The American Lawyer Magazine where they will be featured as “Women Leaders in the Law”.  This special section recognizes women who have achieved leadership status in their profession.

Kathleen Nitschke Named Ohio Rising Star

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Kathleen Nitschke has been selected to be in the 2013 class of Ohio’s Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers. This recognition features some of the region’s best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent are recognized as Rising Stars.