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“Partners in Justice” Announced

Posted March 15, 2016
3:59 pm

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is pleased to announce the 2016 "Partners in Justice."

"Partners in Justice" are those who serve as Legal Aid ambassadors to their law firms and corporate counsel departments.  This year, 37 law firms and 13 corporate counsel departments are participating:

  • American Greetings: Christopher Haffke
  • BakerHostetler: Daniel McClain, Aaron O'Brien, Raymond Malone
  • Benesch: Elizabeth Batts, Andrew Fiorella, Corey Sparks, Kate Vlasek
  • Brouse McDowell: Jim Dixon, Keven Eiber, David Sporar
  • Buckingham: Neil Bhagat, David Drechsler
  • Buckley King: Heather Heberlein
  • Calfee: Chris Williams, Eric Zell
  • Cavitch: Jennifer Himmelein
  • Cleveland Clinic: Michael Meehan, Taylor Pierce
  • Cliffs Natural Resources: James Graham, Shelly Hillyer
  • DDR: David Weiss
  • Dworken & Bernstein: Kristen Kraus, Anna Parise, Jon Stender
  • Eaton Corporation: Matt Brady, Jillian Charles, Joe Rodgers
  • Fay Sharpe: Sandra Koenig
  • Forest City: Jennifer Victor
  • Frantz Ward: Patrick Haggerty, Jennifer Isaacs, Andrew Szilagyi, Allison Taller Reich
  • Gallagher Sharp: Abby Greiner, Hannah Klang, Alexis Perko
  • Giffen & Kaminski: Peggy Foley Jones, Karen Giffen, Lauren Tompkins
  • Hahn Loeser + Parks: Justin Croniser, Nancy Valentine
  • Hyland Software, Inc.: Michelle Pratt
  • Jackson Lewis: Lisa deFilippis
  • Jones Day: David Kutik, Michael Quinlan
  • KeyBank: Ronald Johnson, Lisa Khoury Leszynski, Rich Zeiger
  • Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz: Sarah D'Amore, Sean Malone
  • Littler Mendelson:  Adam Primm, Jeff Seidle
  • Mansour Gavin LPA: Ann Knuth
  • McDonald Hopkins: Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong, John Mulligan
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart:  Rebecca Bennett
  • PolyOne: Dena Kobasic
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur: Tracy Francis, Tracey Turnbull
  • Progressive Insurance: Ray Ling
  • Reminger Company: Julian Emerson, Amanda Gatti, Catherine Sturik
  • Roetzel & Andress:  Jayne Juvan, Marcus Pringle
  • RPM: Ed Moore
  • Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash: Robert  Anderle
  • Squire Patton Boggs: Steve Fazio, Richard Gurbst, Lisa Zak
  • Sutter O'Connell:  Kevin Kita, Brian Roof
  • Taft/: Jessica Ackermann, Amelia Workman Farago
  • Thacker Martinsek: Stacy Berliner, Suzanne Blum
  • Thompson Hine: Laura Aquila, Nancy Barnes, Eric Daniel, Frank DeSantis
  • Thorman Petrov Griffin:  Betsy Rader
  • Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan:  Mary Jane Trapp
  • Tucker Ellis: Paul Janowicz, John Lewis, Christine Snyder
  • Ulmer & Berne: Andrew Fiorella, Megan  Roberts, Matthew Wholey
  • University Hospitals:  Harlin Adelman
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease: Marcel Duhamel, David Tocco
  • Walter & Haverfield: John Heer, Leslie Wolfe
  • Weltman, Weinberg & Reis: Amy Clum Holbrook, Jennifer Monty Rieker
  • Weston Hurd: Jack Kluznik, Teresa Santin
  • Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista: Amy DeLuca, Matt Nakon


Partners in Justice help promote the work of Legal Aid to their colleagues. Because of the volunteer effort from Partners in Justice, more clients will be helped. Legal Aid’s clients are low-income people who are confronted with a legal problem that – if left unresolved – will result in loss of housing, education, income, food, safety or family stability. The problems they face are life problems that have a legal resolution. These clients have legal rights, but, without an attorney, those rights will not be enforced. At Legal Aid, we work to make sure that the powerless get a fair shake. We use the power of the law to help those who are poor and vulnerable.

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