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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.

To read more.

http://www.superlawyers.com/ohio/toplists/Top-25-Women-Cleveland-Ohio-Super-Lawyers-2013/6fc3f254b4f9c09c037e3ee7b40f5309

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.

Kathleen Nitschke Presents at Ohio Land Title Association (OLTA) Spring Seminar

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Kathleen Nitschke was invited to present at the Ohio Land Title Association’s (OLTA) Spring Seminar.  Kathleen’s workshop addressed Bankruptcy and Receivership issues facing the title insurance industry to an audience of over 200 professionals.

GK Featured in Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers (2012 edition)

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Giffen & Kaminski were featured in this ALM publication which was distributed in The Plain Dealer and The Wall Street Journal on July 31, 2012.  View it online at Law.com

GK Wins Jury Verdict in Failure to Hire Case

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Giffen & Kaminski defended an educational institution from claims it failed to hire an employee because of her gender. The two week trial concluded in a defense verdict on all counts of the complaint.

GK Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict in Lender Liability Case

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Giffen & Kaminski recently defended lender liability claims by a minority shareholder of the borrower against its lender. After two and a half weeks of trial, but after only six hours of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict.

Giffen & Kaminski Honored with Trailblazer Award by CMBA

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Giffen & Kaminski accepted the Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award at the 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. The award was given to recognize Giffen & Kaminski’s success in building a culture of inclusion both in its workforce and in the Greater Cleveland community.

The Trailblazer award celebrates law firms that are positively contributing to the creation of a culture of inclusion. Giffen & Kaminski earned this honor for its commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce and for its work in advocating for a more diverse legal community.

Karen Giffen Elected to Board of Cleveland Legal Aid Society

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Karen L. Giffen was named Secretary/Treasurer of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s board. The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides high quality legal services to low income and vulnerable people of Northeast Ohio. Giffen & Kaminski lawyers have been active volunteers and financial supporters of Legal Aid for years.