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Resume – Education, Experience and Expertise

Education

The University of Michigan Law School – Juris Doctor
Michigan State University – Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio  (1984)
  • Admitted to practice before the Federal District Court, Northern Division of Ohio (1985)
  • Certified as Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association (1999-2006)
  • Admitted to practice in the State of Michigan (2009)
  • Certified as General Civil Mediator (2009)
  • Certified as Domestic Relations Mediator (2009)

Professional Affiliations & Activities

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Case Western University College of Law 2003-2004
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Cleveland Marshall College of Law 1990-2001
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Great Lakes Deposition & Expert Witness Programs 1994-1997
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Cleveland Courthouse Trial Academy 1995-1996
  • Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Office of the Lake County Engineer 2003-2008
  • Chair, Labor & Employment Committee 1999-2000; Chair, Workers’ Compensation Committee 1999-2000; Member, Mediation Committee 1997-2008, Lake County Bar Association
  • Chair, Law School Liaison Committee 1995-1997, Cleveland Bar Association Commission on Women in the Law
  • Chair, Law School Liaison Committee 1995-1997, Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Leadership Lake County – Class of 2000
  • Volunteer Mediator for Conflict Resolution Services, Inc., Traverse City Michigan and Citizens Mediation Services, St. Joseph, Michigan

Reported Cases

Linden v. Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Club, L.P., 138 Ohio St.3d 369 (2000)
State, ex rel. Heinbaugh v. Conrad, 84 Ohio St.3d 360 (1999)
State, ex rel. RMI Titanium Co. v. Indus. Comm., 83 Ohio St.3d 545 (1998)
State, ex rel. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. v. Morse, 72 Ohio St.3d 210 (1995)
Rankin v. Willow Park Convalescent Home, 99 Ohio App.3d 100 (1994)
Representative Clients:

ABB
Apex Paper Box Company
Avery Dennison
Babcock & Wilcox
Carlisle

FedEx
Florida Panthers Hockey Club
LCI
MacMillan Bloedel
Magic American

Pepsico
Perkins Restaurants
Plastech
Premier Industrial Corporation

RMI Titanium Company
Sterling Manufacturing
Union Camp Corporation
USX
US Steel

Selected Presentations

National Business Institute
December 18 & 19, 2006 – “Workers’ Compensation Hearings: Techniques and Strategies for Success
November 28, 2006 – “Pretrial Skills – Thinking on Your Feet”
March 11, 2005 – “Averting Disaster: Employee Documentation, Discipline and Termination”
December 7, 2000 & April 22, 2004 – “Selecting and Terminating Employees”
December 13, 2001 & April 21, 2004 – “Ohio Wage and Hour Update”
April 3, 17 & 18, 1997, June 21, 2001 & January 12, 2004 – “Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law In Ohio”
October 25, 2002 & October 28, 2003 – “Fundamental Issues in Ohio Human Resource Law”
October 31, 2002 & February 12, 2003 – “Counseling the Small Business Owner”
June 2, 1993, December 2, 1994, August 14, 1997 & January 24, 2002 – “Ohio Labor and Employment Law”
March 1 & 2, 2001 – “Workers’ Compensation Hearings”
June 8 & 9, 2000 – “The Americans With Disabilities Act”
June 1, 19 & October 22, 1998, September 23 & 24, 1999 – “Basic Wage & Hour Law In Ohio”
September 14, 1995 – “Workers’ Compensation Law”
March 3, 1994 – “Injuries in the Workplace”

Ohio CLE Institute 1998 – “Rainmaking for Women Lawyers”

Ohio Women’s Bar Association, June 27, 1997 – “Litigation Techniques and Tactics for the General Practitioner”
“Taking the Offense in Discovery”

Council on Education in Management
Program Moderator, October 18, 1994 – “Workers’ Compensation Update 1994”
Program Moderator, February 16, 1994 – “Workers’ Compensation Update 1994”
Program Moderator, March 16, 1993 – “Workers’ Compensation Update 1993”

Advanced Educational Seminars, March 10, 1992 – “The Americans With Disabilities Act”

Duvin, Cahn, Barnard & Messerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar
October 20, 1994 – “Workers’ Compensation Fraud”
October 22, 1992 – “The Invisible Employee”
November 7, 1991 – “Scope of Immunity Under Workers’ Compensation Law”
November 17, 1989 – “The Latest Attempt at Workers’ Compensation Reform”
December 9, 1988 – “Workers’ Compensation and Intentional Torts”