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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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Giffen & Kaminski Expands Its Internal Investigation Practice

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GK expanded its internal investigations practice by adding additional people and experience. GK has several seasoned, professional independent investigators conducting internal investigations. We have expanded our investigation team and now offer Title IX investigations. GK continues to provide on-site investigation training to both public and private entities. Diane Citrino has been selected as one of only four Sixth Circuit investigators in Ohio that are recognized by the National Workplace Investigations Group.

GK Welcomes the New Year

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Giffen & Kaminski celebrated the new year artfully at Spirit of Clay in Mayfield Village, painting pottery and creating glass fusion pieces to welcome 2015.

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GK Presents to the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter

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With That Facebook Post, Our Case is a Slam Dunk!

This technologically interactive seminar was delivered to the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter and focused on the admissibility and use of social media as evidence in litigation. Topics discussed were the legal applications of social media outside of litigation, with a focus on The Stored Communications Act of 1986, disclosure and discovery.


Kerin Lyn Kaminski, Partner, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Karen L. Giffen, Partner, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Melissa Laubenthal, Associate, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Donald (Doni) Campbell Bulea, Associate, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Ilah Adkins, Senior Vice President and Director of Legal Services, Citizens Financial Group

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