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Giffen & Kaminski Founders Inducted as Fellows in the Litigation Counsel of America™

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Cleveland, Ohio, October 12, 2015 – Karen L. Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski received invitations to join the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America™ (LCA).  According to G. Steven Henry, Executive Director and General Counsel, “…Giffen & Kaminski’s professional excellence and integrity, along with their commitment to diversity” were key factors in their selection to join this trial lawyer honorary society, which represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.”

A trial lawyer must be invited to become a Fellow in this prestigious society. Invitations are extended only after rigorous review and evaluation of the lawyers’ accomplishments in litigation and trial work, as well as his or her reputation. Membership to the Litigation Counsel of America is limited to only 3,500 Fellows.

The LCA America recognizes commendable, reputable, and highly qualified lawyers.  Members are provided a channel for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice and sources for professional development. The LCA upholds superior advocacy and ethical standards for its fellows.

Giffen & Kaminski was most recently named one of 2016’s Best Lawyers® — Best Law Firms as reported by U.S. News & World Report.  Specifically, their women-owned firm attained two rankings in Cleveland:   in the Metropolitan Tier One for Commercial Litigation and Metropolitan Tier Three for Employment Law-Management. The founders, Karen L. Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski are also pleased to be recognized as 2016 “Best Lawyers®” and they shared, “We are grateful for the recognition we have received this year and are committed to striving toward continued success within the profession and on behalf of our firm.”

Diane Citrino is on the cover of Attorney at Law Magazine

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Giffen & Kaminski, LLC is proud to announce that Attorney Diane Citrino is on the cover of Attorney at Law Magazine. A dynamic advocate, Citrino, whose career in the law spans nonprofit, government and private practice, was featured in the national publication as “Attorney of the Month.”

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GK Sponsors 2015 Jam for Justice!

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Giffen & Kaminski is proud to have been a Silver Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2015 Jam for Justice!

This electric show featured at the House of Blues on June 18th displayed the soulful music of Northeast Ohio judges and lawyers across several bands and the dedication of the local legal community to those in need.

Click here for more information from The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and click here to purchase the 2015 Jam for Justice album! All profits from sales support Legal Aid.

GK Interviewed by Crain’s About Their Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

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Karen Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski were recently interviewed about diversity and inclusion in the NEO legal community. As thought leaders on this issue, they candidly discussed the topic and the firm’s success with Jeremy Nobile of Crain’s Cleveland. “The concept of diversity and inclusion in the profession is central to the existence of Giffen & Kaminski,” Giffen said. “And it’s still who we are today. It’s fundamental to the nature of the firm itself.”

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Diane Citrino Salutes Toledo Fair Housing Center

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Toledo Fair Housing Center officials welcomed Gustavo Velásquez, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to the agency’s 40th Anniversary Gala and documentary premiere at the Valentine Theatre on Thursday evening, April 23. Nearly 400 people attended the formal event.

Diane Citrino attended and informed La Prensa:  “I was inspired to see the sweeping scope of what the Toledo Fair Housing Center has accomplished from its founding to the present. It is always good to be reminded how together we can accomplish so much in the fight for housing justice.” Attorney Citrino speaks Spanish and has handled numerous housing cases involving Latinos.

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Diane Citrino Quoted in Nexis Legal Newsroom Article About Deflategate

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On May 15, 2015, Giffen & Kaminski Partner Diane Citrino was quoted in the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Labor and Employment Law Blog, Criticisms of Deflategate vs. Domestic Violence Punishments Ignore Critical Fact, by Author Lorene Schaefer.

In the article Diane Citrino explains: “In today’s digital age, text messages exchanged at or near in time to the incident are gold.” In the “Deflategate” investigation, text messages relating to a Patriot’s staff person calling himself (or herself) “the deflater,” were the type of critical evidence evidence that “was not typically available in the past,” says Citrino. Citrino agrees that the “DeflateGate” investigation’s conclusion that Brady was uncooperative was on point. Indeed, the lack of cooperation suggested that Brady had motive to hide the ball, not just deflate it.

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Jan Roller Joins GK

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Giffen & Kaminski, LLC is pleased to announce it has added Jan L. Roller as a partner in the law firm. Primarily interested in trial work, Roller’s professional focus is on persoJRoller-2719_193x234pxnal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Prior to joining Giffen & Kaminski, she successfully defended cases involving catastrophic injury and allegations of wrongful death, defamation, and employer intentional torts at the law firm of Davis & Young.  She started her career as an Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk and Plymouth Counties in Massachusetts from 1979-82.

“I’m excited to become part of the team at Giffen & Kaminski,” Roller noted, “and I look forward to putting my years of experience to work in this dynamic environment.”

Diane Citrino to Present at Fair Housing Forum

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Giffen & Kaminski Partner Diane Citrino will be presenting at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 7th Annual Fair Housing Forum.

The Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with registration starting at 11:30 a.m., and will be held at the CMBA Conference Center (1375 East 9th Street, 2nd Level, Cleveland).

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Diane Citrino to Conduct Fair Housing Seminar

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Giffen & Kaminski Partner Diane Citrino will be conducting a Fair Housing Seminar, hosted by the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

The seminar is scheduled for April 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Infinity Corporate Centre building (10500 Antenucci Blvd., Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, by the I-480/Transportation Road exit).

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GK Times, Spring 2015

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Giffen & Kaminski’s latest issue of the GK Times is out now!

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