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Diane Citrino speaks at Legal Aid

Diane Citrino recently spoke at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland on the topic of Housing Discrimination.  

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Diane Citrino: Administrative Hearing Officer

Diane Citrino is serving as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Canton Fair Housing Commission.  The Commission receives and investigates allegations of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. As a Hearing Officer, Diane presides over evidentiary hearings that are scheduled after a Housing Commission investigation concludes that unlawful discrimination probably has occurred or is occurring.

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Kristen Cavin speaks at Ohio Housing Conference

Kristen Cavin recently spoke at the 21st annual Ohio Housing Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Build the Change.  Be the Change.”  Kristen discussed Criminal Records and Medical Marijuana in Housing.   For more information, click here.  

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GK Celebrates Its Fall Festival at Mapleside Farms

Giffen & Kaminski, along with family and friends, recently celebrated its Fall Festival at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio. The beautiful fall Cleveland weather and the scenic views coupled with the fun-filled activities made for a most enjoyable day outside the office. Popular attractions included the giant slide, the pumpkin patch, the pig races, the corn Read More

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace — An article by Kristen Cavin

Medical marijuana in the workplace has become a hot topic.  Good news if you are an Ohio employer and are concerned about your workplace zero tolerance drug policies – Ohio’s laws are much less friendly to employees than the laws of some other states.  Here are helpful hints for employers faced with medical marijuana requests Read More

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Melissa Laubenthal speaks at the Hiram College School of Arts, Humanities & Culture

On September 26, 2019, Melissa Laubenthal participated as a panelist at a presentation at the Hiram College School of Arts, Humanities & Culture regarding the positive impact of liberal arts studies on her legal career.

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Melissa Laubenthal successfully defends bank against probate heirs claims

Melissa Laubenthal recently received a defense verdict in favor of a bank in a probate dispute in which 9 heirs asserted claims relating to payment of their deceased ancestor’s accounts.

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Giffen & Kaminski at The Refugee Response’s REAP the Benefit 2019: Bridges to Home

On September 14, several members of the GK team participated in The Refugee Response’s REAP the Benefit 2019: Bridges to Home at the Ohio City Farm. GK lawyers Jan Roller and Melissa Laubenthal are members of The Refugee Response’s Board of Directors and were on the Host Committee for the benefit.  Kerin Kaminski, Diane Citrino, Read More

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Karen Giffen, Kerin Kaminski, and Kristen Cavin attend NAMWOLF Annual Conference

Karen Giffen, Kerin Kaminski, and Kristen Cavin recently attended the Annual Conference of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms in Los Angeles, California.    

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Giffen & Kaminski receives awards for outstanding legal work, commitment to diversity

Giffen & Kaminski is the proud recipient of two awards given by The Huntington National Bank at its 2019 Legal Department Summit:  the Diversity Champion Award and the Fabulous Fixer Award.  The Diversity Champion Award recognizes GK’s outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the Fabulous Fixer Award acknowledges GK’s outstanding legal work on behalf Read More

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