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Financial Services Litigation
Employment & Labor
Real Estate, Construction & Title
Business Litigation
Tort, Personal Injury & Insurance Defense
Securities Litigation
Mediation & Arbitration
Criminal Defense
Rachael Israel
Peggy Foley Jones
Melissa Laubenthal
Tina Rhodes
Public Finance & Public Law
Donald Campbell Bulea
Document Services
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Diane E. Citrino
NEOACC January 8th Event
Jan L. Roller
Kathleen Nitschke
Employment Investigations
Kristen Cavin
Lindsey Powel Rozek
In Son J. Loving

Peggy Foley Jones to speak at the 2019 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference on April 12th
Peggy Foley Jones to speak at the 2019 AAA®/ICDR®/AAA™ Panel Conference on March 8th
Diane Citrino to Present at the Cleveland SHRM Legal Affairs Conference
Rachael Israel selected to participate in the 2019 Mandel Symposium
Diane Citrino to speak at Federal Bar Association CLE on December 4, 2018
Peggy Foley Jones to speak at the CMBA ADR Event on October 30, 2018
Peggy Foley Jones published in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, July/August Issue
Diane Citrino to Chair Hearing on Ohio School Funding
Karen Giffen and Kerin Kaminski recognized as Crain’s Top Executives and Notable Women in Law
Kathleen Nitschke Elected CMBA Trustee
Donald Bulea Speaks at CMBA / BBB CLE Program
Diane Citrino published in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, April Issue
Karen Giffen interviewed in the April Issue of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
Jan Roller to serve on panel at the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District
Karen Giffen is a panelist at CMBA Hot Talks on #MeToo in the legal profession
Diane Citrino to speak at the Ohio Fair Housing Summit in September
Giffen & Kaminski sponsor Ursuline College’s Women Who Light the Way event
Peggy Foley Jones will be speaking at the 8th Annual Forum on Long Term Care Litigation & Risk Management Strategies
Peggy Foley Jones to speak at the Supreme Court of Ohio’s 2018 Dispute Resolution Conference
Donald Campbell Bulea – Rising Star
Peggy Foley Jones to speak at the CMBA Forensic Accounting for Lawyers
Diane Citrino Moderating CMBA Hot Talk November – “The Human Trafficking Highway”
Kathleen Nitschke to speak at the CMBA 39th Annual Real Estate Law Institute
Diane Citrino to speak at the 12th Annual Leadership Development and Training Institute & Awards Luncheon
Giffen & Kaminski Wins Victory at Trial
Giffen & Kaminski Inducted into the C|M|LAW Hall of Fame
Recent 6th Circuit Win Featured in the ABA Journal
Diane Citrino Highlighted in Civil Rights Insider, Fall 2017 Edition
Good Workplace Investigations are Good Business
Human Trafficking and Civil Rights in Ohio – A Briefing Report of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Diane Citrino & Danielle Linert’s Feature Article in the 2017 CMBA Bar Journal: Good Workplace Investigations Are Good Business
Kerin Lyn Kaminski Selected by the Greater Cleveland YWCA as One of the 2017 Women of Achievement Award Recipients
Donald Bulea Selected by The Cleveland 20/30 Club to Receive the 2017 Northeast Ohio Movers & Shakers Award
Diane Citrino Invited to be a Panelist at Tri-C’s Celebrating Diversity Series, Spring 2017 Transformative Conversations Program
Jan Roller Moderates a Panel of Judges at the CMBA International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017
Lauren Tompkins Becomes the Chair of the Executive Counsel of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section
Danielle Linert Selected to Serve as NAMWOLF Oversight Co-Chair of the Practice Area Committees
Giffen & Kaminski Partners Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Diane Citrino Re-elected Chair of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Diane Citrino Keynote Speaker at ABA Fall Boot Camp
Peggy Foley Jones Honored at Judicial Salute
Federal Judge Grants Judgment in Favor of Cleveland State and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Diane Citrino On Panel At Women’s Leadership Symposium
Women in Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Honors Kerin Lyn Kaminski
Diane Citrino Featured on the Cover of 2016 Northeast Ohio Best Lawyers Magazine
Diane Citrino Wins Landmark Case in Landlord Tenant Dispute
Diane Citrino And Kathleen Nitschke Representing Plaintiffs In Fair Housing Disability Litigation; Featured On TheIndianaLawyer.Com
Diane Citrino to Present at Joint NAIOP, ACAR and SIOR Program
Giffen & Kaminski Recognized By U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Ranking
Giffen & Kaminski Founders Inducted as Fellows in the Litigation Counsel of America™
Diane Citrino is on the cover of Attorney at Law Magazine
GK Sponsors 2015 Jam for Justice!
GK Interviewed by Crain’s About Their Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
Diane Citrino Salutes Toledo Fair Housing Center
Diane Citrino Quoted in Nexis Legal Newsroom Article About Deflategate
Jan Roller Joins GK
Diane Citrino to Present at Fair Housing Forum
Diane Citrino to Conduct Fair Housing Seminar
GK Times, Spring 2015
Giffen & Kaminski Expands Its Internal Investigation Practice
GK Welcomes the New Year
GK Presents to the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter
Kathleen Nitschke Guest Speaker at Annual Title Insurance Seminar
Kathleen Nitschke Speaks at CMBA Annual Real Estate Law Institute
Melissa Laubenthal Presents “Know Your Rights” Program
GK Included in The Best Lawyers in America
GK Receives Unanimous Jury Verdict
GK Obtains Summary Judgment
Diane Citrino Honored as Friend of Fair Housing
Diane Citrino Guest Speaker at Webinar Offered by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
Danielle Linert Appointed to Leadership Positions of the Employment and Labor Section at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and with the NAMWOLF Labor & Employment Practice Area Committee (PAC)
Diane Citrino Joins Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Karen Giffen, Matthew Stanley and Lauren Tompkins Recognized by Legal Aid
Giffen & Kaminski Selected as Best Lawyers in America
Joe Baker and Kathleen Nitschke Win Unanimous Jury Verdict
Giffen & Kaminski Sponsors NEOACCA Seminar
Congratulations to Edward Proctor
Danielle Linert Certified Labor & Employment Specialist
Giffen & Kaminski Are Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment
Giffen & Kaminski’s Founders Recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers
Giffen & Kaminski Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubble™
Kathleen Nitschke Named Ohio Rising Star
Kathleen Nitschke Presents at Ohio Land Title Association (OLTA) Spring Seminar
GK Featured in Cleveland’s Top Rated Lawyers (2012 edition)
GK Wins Jury Verdict in Failure to Hire Case
GK Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict in Lender Liability Case
Giffen & Kaminski Honored with Trailblazer Award by CMBA
Karen Giffen Elected to Board of Cleveland Legal Aid Society
Abdoul Rahim AbdoulKarim and Tina Rhodes Co-Author Article for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (January 2012)
GK Sponsors NOHRPS (Northeastern Ohio Human Resource Planning Society) Program
GK Sponsors Gallery Bench at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Electronic Trial Courtroom
Giffen & Kaminski are Now Best Selling Authors!
Karen L. Giffen Appointed Life Member Status with The Eighth District Judicial Conference
Kerin Lyn Kaminski co-authors article with Ginger F. Mlakar for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (December 2011)
Kathleen Nitschke Presents at the Stewart Title Guaranty Conference
Peggy Foley Jones Featured Speaker at ABA Spring Conference
Karen L. Giffen & Kerin Lyn Kaminski Named Super Lawyers
Kathleen Nitschke Named Ohio Rising Star
Kerin Lyn Kaminski and Danielle Linert Publish Article on Diversity in the CMBA Bar Journal (June 2011)
Giffen & Kaminski Presents to Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter (August 2011)
Nathalie Dibo is 500th Member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and is Named Member of 2011 Leading with Style Committee
Peggy Foley Jones Honored as YWCA Women of Acheivement (2010)
Giffen & Kaminski LLC featured in Spring 2011 issue of Legal Aid’s Poetic Justice.
4th Annual Diversity Conference
New Associate: Nathalie Dibo
Peggy Foley Jones
New Partner: Abdoul Rahim AbdoulKarim
Kathleen A. Nitschke Elected.
Kerin Kaminski Appointed
Super Lawyers Top 50
2011 National Super Lawyers
GK Sponsors Free Clinic
Karen Giffen Appointed
GK moves and expands their office space in Downtown Cleveland.
Wm. Joseph Baker and Kathleen Nitschke named as partners
Carole S. Rendon
Carole Rendon featured in Plain Dealer article.
Karen Giffen & Kerin Kaminski co-author article entitled, Probate Litigation
Karen Giffen & Kerin Kaminski co-author, A Woman’s Way
Karen Giffen featured as Leading Lawyer by Inside Business
Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel Association
Super Lawyers
Diversity Summit
Carole Rendon & JSR
Karen Giffen speaks with the City Club of Cleveland
Peggy Foley Jones published in Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal
Kerin Lyn Kaminski honored as Crain’s 2007 Women of Note
Carole Rendon joins Giffen & Kaminski to Start White Collar Crime Practice
Kerin Lyn Kaminski Inaugurated
Giffen & Kaminski, LLC Selected as a 2007 NEO Success Award Winner
Kerin Kaminski publishes article on receivership
Kaminski Named Leading Lawyer 2007 – Inside Business – December 2006
Kaminski Named 2007 Rainmaker – Northern Ohio Live
Giffen & Kaminski LLC adds new partner
Peggy Foley Jones Joins Giffen & Kaminski, LLC – August 2006
Karen Giffen article: The Pioneer Female Lawyer: Myra Bradwell – May 2006
Cleveland Bar Journal Article by Karen Giffen
Cleveland Bar Journal Article by Karen Giffen
Lawyers Weekly Article
Where in the U.S. can national banks sue or be sued? A jurisdictional flip flop.
Giffen & Kaminski certified by NAMWOLF
Giffen & Kaminski featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business “Breaking Up The Boys Club”