Shelby focuses her practice area to defending the rights of Ohio Employers when they find themselves involved with defending against a Workers' Compensation claim. She works with each client to manage the costs of allowed claims and to defend against claims that, for some reason or another, seem suspicious or even fraudulent.
News & Media Coverage
The Reminger Foundation announced that we recently awarded a total of $15,000 in charitable contributions to Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing treatment and recovery services for drug abuse and addiction. Three organizations were selected for individual $5,000 grants, including The Ed Keating Center, The Lantern Center for Recovery, and K.I.S.S. Foundation (The Lia House).
We were also featured in an article abour our charitable contributions in Crain's Cleveland Business, that can be read by clicking here.
- If a Worker is Injured on Your Property in Ohio: Independent contractor or household employee? It’s the million-dollar insurance questionSuper Lawyers Magazine, September 21, 2017
Matthew L. Schrader was recently interviewed by Super Lawyers Magazine about the difference between household employees and independent contractors who work on private property in Ohio. To read the article "If a Worker is Injured on Your Property in Ohio: Independent contractor or household employee? It’s the million-dollar insurance question," click here.
- Press Release, September 20, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Michelle J. Sheehan has been named to the the 2017 Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share one common bond: pride in their Irish roots. The list includes attorneys, legal scholars, and members of the judiciary who are accomplished in their fields of endeavor including United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy and CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty.
- Press Release, September 15, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that attorney Trevor Wells has joined our Northwest Indiana office. Trevor maintains a diverse civil litigation practice, focused on tort liability and complex commercial disputes, in addition to appellate advocacy.
- Press Release, September 15, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that attorney Randy Engwert has joined our Toledo office. His practice is focused primarily on the defense of medical and professional negligence cases, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, doctors, and nurses. Randy also assists clients involved in complex litigation and family law matters.
- Barbara Bellin Janovitz Selected to the 2017 Class of “18 Difference Makers” by the Cleveland Jewish NewsPress Release, September 8, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Estate Planning Chair Barbara Bellin Janovitz has been chosen by the Cleveland Jewish News as one of 2017’s “18 Difference Makers.” Barbara joins an esteemed group of individuals who have been honored for their invaluable contributions to the Jewish community. The Difference Makers event will be held November 19, 2017 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
- Allison M. McMeechan and Paul R. Shugar Selected as Officers for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law SectionPress Release, August 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Allison M. McMeechan has been selected as Secretary and Paul R. Shugar as Treasurer for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s (CMBA) Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section. They recently started their one-year term for the CMBA section that provides articles, CLE programs, lunch meetings, and pro bono/community service as part of their programming efforts to engage membership.
- Press Release, August 21, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Shirley J. Christian has been named the “2017 Woman of the Year” by Youngstown Business and Professional Women (YBPW). She will be honored at a special event held during National Business Women’s Week®, sponsored by YBPW, on Tuesday, October 17th at The Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland, Ohio. The award is given to “one female leader who has excelled in her career and community.”
To read the article in the The Business Journal, click here.
- Press Release, August 15, 2017
Twenty-four Reminger attorneys were included on the 2018 Best Lawyers in America© list, including 17 from our Cleveland office, four from our Columbus office, two from our Sandusky office, and one from our Cincinnati office.
- Adam M. Fried – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Cleveland; Mark A. MacDonald – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, CincinnatiPress Release, August 15, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that two of our shareholders have been honored as "Best Lawyers® 2018 Lawyer of the Year.”
Adam M. Fried – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Cleveland
Mark A. MacDonald – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Cincinnati
- Press Release, August 9, 2017
Westfield Insurance recently presented Jade A. Stewart and Stephanie D. Ross with awards for their service as panel counsel at the company’s annual Defense Days event. Jade was honored by Dan Winkler with a Blue Ocean Award for her outstanding year of service to Westfield Insurance and its insureds. Stephanie was honored with an OARS Award in recognition of her successful resolution of claims in a cost-effective and creative manner.
- Press Release, August 8, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Clifford C. Masch has been named incoming Vice President of the EC Defense Network, established to provide a nationwide network of attorneys specializing in the defense of insurance companies against bad faith claims. With ten designated firms across the country, Reminger Co., LPA serves as the network’s representative in Ohio.
- Press Release, August 8, 2017
Zachary B. Pyers and Tyler Tarney of Reminger Co., LPA’s Columbus office recently completed teaching a new summer intensive course on eDiscovery at Capital University Law School. Both Zach and Tyler serve as Adjunct Professors with the law school, and taught the 5-day, 30-hour course to primarily 3rd year law students.
- Press Release, July 18, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Chad E. Willits has joined the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Chad represents individuals and business clients in employment discrimination, insurance coverage, insurance defense, and other civil litigation matters – including jury trials – in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, Indiana, and other states.
- Press Release, July 13, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Derek R. Durbin has joined the Fort Mitchell, Kentucky office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Derek focuses his legal practice on Kentucky workers’ compensation, estate planning/probate, appellate advocacy, criminal defense, real estate, and government legal issues. Derek has tried numerous cases with favorable results over the course of his career, as well as assisted countless individuals with their estate planning and probate needs.
- July 13, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Julianna R. Clark has joined the Columbus, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Julie focuses her legal practice on commercial, trucking, public entity and construction litigation. Prior to joining Reminger, Julie worked as a trial attorney at a Columbus law firm, practicing governmental entity/municipal law and professional liability defense.
- Beachwood Buzz, July 6, 2017
- Press Release, June 27, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Paul R. Shugar has been selected to serve on the Celina Nonprofit Founding Board of Directors. Celina assists caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals with developmental disabilities in Cleveland.
- Reminger Co., LPA Named to “Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio” Among Midsized Companies List for Seventh Consecutive YearPress Release, June 18, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that we were selected as one of The Plain Dealer’s “Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio” among Midsized Companies for the seventh year in a row.
Winners were chosen through an employee survey that was administered by The Plain Dealer in conjunction with the research firm WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, which specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.
- Press Release, June 15, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that Acacia Perko was recently named to the Advisory Board of Commonhouse Ales. Located in Columbus, Commonhouse Ales is certified as a B Corp by B Lab, making them the first certified B Corp brewery in Ohio. Acacia will serve as an Outside Director, offering her unique legal experience in the brewing industry and her insights from her membership and involvement with the Ohio Craft Beer Association.
- NPR Affiliate WCPN 90.3 FM The Sound of Ideas, June 7, 2017
Interested in learning more about Elder Fraud? Tune in to Cleveland's NPR affiliate WCPN 90.3 FM this coming Wednesday to hear the Sound of Ideas, aired from 9 am-9:30 am. Our very own Adam Fried will be featured on a panel segment with Ohio Senator Steve Wilson, who proposed a new bill that aims to combat elder fraud, and Sheryl Harris, who is with the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs.
- Press Release, June 2, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Bruce Fahey has joined Reminger Co., LPA, where he will be working out of both our Cleveland and Akron offices.
Bruce’s extensive workers’ compensation background allows him to help employers to develop, implement and use cost-effective workers’ compensation management programs.
- Press Release, June 2, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that attorney Christine Santoni has been honored as a YWCA of Greater Cleveland “Woman of Professional Excellence.” Christine was recently recognized at a luncheon hosted by the YWCA featuring the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards, which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of women in Northeast Ohio.
- Press Release, June 1, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Kari Hehmeyer has joined the Columbus, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Kari focuses her legal practice on a variety of areas, including government liability, employment litigation, professional liability, and general casualty. Kari originally joined Reminger as a law clerk and worked in a wide variety of practice groups.
- Press Release, May 31, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Andrew T. Illig has joined Reminger Co., LPA’s Cleveland Office.
Andrew’s practice focuses on professional liability defense, securities litigation and arbitration, and business and commercial litigation. Andrew previously worked as an associate at another Cleveland law firm, where he gained valuable experience in a variety of civil litigation matters.
- Press Release, May 22, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Acacia Perko has been named Co-Chair of our Women’s Initiative. Acacia joins Co-Chair Carrie Masters Starts in overseeing our committee that focuses on the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women attorneys.
- Gregory G. Guice Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationPress Release, May 19, 2017
Gregory G. Guice was recently named the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA). Gregory will be sworn in alongside the other officers and trustees for the CMBA and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF) during the CMBA’s tenth annual meeting and luncheon on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. He will also rejoin the CMBA’s Board of Trustees and the Board’s Executive Committee.
- DRI's The Voice, May 18, 2017
- Michelle Sheehan, Patrick Kasson, and David Hudson Assume Management Roles For Select Practice AreasPress Release, May 18, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA pleased to announce that we recently named three new practice group chairs. Michelle J. Sheehan has been named Chair of the Mediation Practice group; Patrick Kasson has been named Chair of the Governmental/Public Entity Liability Practice Group; and, David R. Hudson has been named Chair of the Oil, Natural Gas, and Energy Practice Group.
- “The Estate and Trust Dispute Resource Center of Ohio” Provides Valuable Resources and Information for Those Seeking Insight into Probate Dispute MattersPress Release, April 26, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce the launch of our new microsite, “The Estate and Trust Dispute Resource Center of Ohio.” The site can be viewed by visiting the URL http://www.reminger.com/OhioEstateandTrustDispute.
This online resource provides users with a great deal of information as it pertains to probate, estate, and trust litigation matters. In addition, the landing page of this microsite features a blog with posts written by Reminger attorneys licensed in Ohio who focus their practice on this unique area of the law.
- Consulting an attorney can make situations easierCleveland Jewish News, April 25, 2017
Adam Fried was quoted in the Cleveland Jewish News in an article addressing the retaining of an attorney. To read the story "Consulting an attorney can make situations easier," click here.
- Press Release , April 3, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer M. Jabroski has joined the Lexington office of Reminger Co., LPA. Jennifer focuses primarily in the areas of medical negligence, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, trucking and transportation litigation, and insurance matters.
- The Reminger Foundation Makes $10,000 Charitable Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central OhioPress Release, April 3, 2017
The Reminger Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the attorneys and staff of Reminger Co., LPA and friends of the firm, made a $10,000 charitable grant to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio today. The Reminger Foundation’s grant will be used by the RMHC of Central Ohio to help sponsor the organization’s linen needs for the next five years.
- Press Release, March 30, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA recently elected Jeanne M. Mullin to our Board of Directors. Jeanne joins shareholders Stephen Walters, William Meadows, Richard Rymond, Donald Moracz, and Ronald Fresco as a member of our Board.
Jeanne practices out of both our Sandusky and Cleveland offices, defending cases throughout the northern half of Ohio. Serving as the Co-Chair of Reminger’s Medical Malpractice Group, Jeanne’s practice is dedicated mainly to the defense of medical and professional negligence cases that involve physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
- Families have work ahead if no estate has been filedCleveland Jewish News, March 17, 2017
- Cleveland Jewish News, March 16, 2017
Allison M. McMeechan was quoted in the article "Planned giving, estate planning go hand-in-hand," published in the Cleveland Jewish News.
To read the article, click here.
- Press Release, March 14, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Sean T. Needham has joined the Cleveland, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
For more than a decade, Sean has focused his practice on the defense of professionals including attorneys, accountants, broker-dealers, individual stock brokers, investment advisors, insurance agents, and ERISA plan fiduciaries throughout the United States.
- DRI Member News, March 7, 2017
- Press Release, March 7, 2017
We are pleased to announce that George Timothy Todd Kitchen, III is joining the Louisville, Kentucky office of Reminger Co., LPA. Todd helps his clients mitigate exposure in workers' compensation, general casualty/civil insurance defense, and subrogation.
- Press Release, March 1, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce the opening of a full-service office in Evansville, Indiana. This office marks our firm’s fourth office in Indiana, and fourteenth office overall. Reminger also currently operates seven offices in Ohio, three offices in Kentucky and three other offices in Indiana.
- Press Release, February 24, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Houston Hum has joined the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Houston represents clients in federal and state court litigation. He is experienced defending lawsuits alleging personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, property damage, civil rights violations, and employment discrimination. He has experience in all stages of litigation from dispute to resolution and has achieved numerous favorable results for his clients. Houston also advises clients on insurance coverage questions, commercial contracts, and employment matters including the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and OSHA.
- Press Release, February 16, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Ronald Mingus, Logan Hughes and Nicholas Brunette have been honored by Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. Ron was named an Indiana Super Lawyer, and Logan and Nicholas were named Rising Stars. The names will be announced in the 2017 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine, as well as in Indianapolis Monthly.
- Ohio Supreme Court will reconsider disability benefits caseLegal NewsLine, February 8, 2017
- February 3, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Erica M. Maar has joined the Crown Point, Indiana office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Erica focuses her practice on a variety of areas including general casualty, products liability, retail & hospitality liability, and trucking & commercial transportation. Prior to joining Reminger, Erica served as a federal judicial extern with the Honorable Judge Christopher Nuechterlein. Erica has drafted orders, provided research and conducted analysis in different practice areas including property, torts, contracts, workers' compensation, immigration, guardianship and tax. She also has amended and wrote contracts for the sale of property and commercial leases.
- Press Release, February 2, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Shirley J. Christian has joined the Youngstown Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Shirley has been a trial lawyer for 28 years and is a former Judge in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. She has successfully defended doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers in wrongful death, brain injury, birth injury and catastrophic disability cases. Her experience covers almost every recognized medical specialty.
- Cleveland Jewish News, January 27, 2017
Barbara Bellin Janovitz was profiled in the Cleveland Jewish News for their Local Lawyers Super Attorneys Issue, which can be read by clicking on the link below:
- Press Release, January 23, 2017
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that John Dunn has been appointed to serve as a board member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.
John practices in Reminger's Fort Mitchell and Cincinnati offices. His legal practice focuses on trucking and transportation litigation, insurance matters, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, construction liability and Kentucky workers' compensation. John has tried and mediated numerous cases with favorable results in all areas of his practice.
- Press Release, January 10, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Ashley L. Johns has joined the Columbus, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Ashley focuses her legal practice primarily on medical malpractice defense. Prior to joining Reminger, Ashley was a Union County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for three years. In that capacity, Ashley handled felony and juvenile prosecutions and represented the Union County Department of Job and Family Services, Children Services Division. Ashley is also a presenter for the Ohio Attorney General Interpersonal Violence Response Training Team.
- Press Release, January 3, 2017
CLEVELAND, OH – Reminger Co., LPA elected seven attorneys as new firm shareholders during our recent annual shareholder meeting:
Julian T. Emerson
Christine A. Gilliam
Michael M. Mahon
Allison M. McMeechan
Joseph T. Palcko
Jade A. Stewart
- Andrew Dorman Featured in November/December 2016 Issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal's "The Scoop"Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2016
Andrew Dorman was featured in "The Scoop" in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. Read more by clicking on the link below and proceeding to Page 5.
- Press Release, December 2, 2016
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that 49 of our attorneys were honored as 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The names will be announced in the 2017 edition of Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, along with the January 2017 issues of Cleveland Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, and Columbus Monthly.
- Probate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning Services Now Available through Reminger's Columbus OfficeAttorney Adriann S. McGee Relocates to 200 Civic Center Drive OfficePress Release, December 1, 2016
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that attorney Adriann S. McGee has relocated her practice to our Columbus office.
Adriann focuses her legal practice in the areas of Trusts and Will Contests; Fiduciary Litigation; Financial Exploitation, Fraud and Undue Influence; Beneficiary Designation Challenges; Guardianship Proceedings; Power of Attorney Abuse; Probate Administration; Estate Planning; and, Elder Law.
- Cleveland Jewish News, November 29, 2016
Marc Groedel was quoted in this week's Cleveland Jewish News article "Young lawyers given advice on how to succeed."
To read the article, click here.
- Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Co-Chair Allison McMeechan Honored as "40 Under 40" in Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrain's Cleveland Business, November 21, 2016
After losing her mother to cancer in January, Allison M. McMeechan is all too familiar with the challenges facing aging adults and caregivers — not the least of which is navigating a confusing maze of benefits, trusts, wills and long-term care options. Her practice centers on clearing up that confusion.
To read the full article, click here.
- Press Release, November 18, 2016
Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that six of our attorneys have been honored as 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The names will be announced in the 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine and Kentucky Monthly Magazine.
- Press Release, November 15, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Adair M. Smith has joined the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Adair focuses her practice on general liability, insurance matters, medical and non-medical professional liability, premises liability, and employment law. She originally joined Reminger as a law clerk in 2015, where she gained experience in a wide variety of practice groups and in all aspects of litigation.
- Press Release, November 15, 2016
We are pleased to announce that David Walters has joined the Cleveland, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Dave focuses his legal practice on a variety of areas including construction liability, commercial litigation, and probate & trust litigation. Dave joined Reminger in 2015 as a law clerk and gained experience in many stages of litigation, including pleadings, various forms of motion practice, discovery, and trial preparation.
- Press Release, November 11, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Danielle J. Lewis has joined the Louisville, Kentucky office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Danielle focuses her practice primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home litigation and professional liability defense. She is also experienced in handling the defense of employment, trucking liability, products liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation, and retail and hospitality matters.
- Press Release, November 9, 2016
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Allison M. McMeechan has been has been named to the “Forty Under 40” list published by Crain’s Cleveland Business. The 25th Anniversary event, scheduled for Monday, November 21st at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, will honor Allison and 39 others who were selected based upon their professional success and civic contributions.
- Press Release, November 1, 2016
Reminger Co., LPA has been ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Two practice areas were ranked nationally, including Transportation Law and Insurance Law. Many practice areas were also ranked at the metropolitan level.
- October 31, 2016
Julian Emerson was interviewed by AMBestTV at a recent DRI Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. He discussed construction liability, professional liability matters and more.
To watch the clip, click here.
- AMBestTV, October 29, 2016
Nicholas Brunette was interviewed by AMBestTV at a recent DRI Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. He discussed caps on medical liability lawsuits in Indiana, transportation law in Indiana, and other matters of note.
To watch the clip, click here.
- Press Release, October 26, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Christina L. Essex has joined the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Christina focuses her legal practice on civil litigation in the areas of automobile, premises liability, trucking, subrogation defense and UM/UIM cases.
- Press Release, October 24, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Matthew M. Allen has joined the Fort Mitchell, Kentucky office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Matthew’s practice includes transportation litigation, insurance matters, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, and Kentucky workers' compensation. He originally joined Reminger as a law clerk in 2015, where he gained experience in a wide variety of practice groups and in all aspects of litigation.
- Press Release, October 14, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Bailey L. Box has joined the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Reminger Co., LPA.
Bailey focuses her legal practice on retail and hospitality defense, medical malpractice defense, and general liability. Bailey joined Reminger as a law clerk in 2014 and has since gained a wide array of experience in all aspects of litigation.
- Press Release, October 4, 2016
Laurie J. Avery and David R. Hudson of Reminger Co., LPA in Toledo were selected as "Who's Who in Area Law" by the Toledo Business Journal, honoring the Top 100 Attorneys in Northwest Ohio.
- Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Guardianships Co-Chair Adam M. Fried Featured on the Cover of Attorney at Law Magazine-ClevelandRespecting His EldersAttorney at Law Magazine-Cleveland, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 30, 2016
Adam M. Fried serves as the Co-Chair of Reminger Co., LPA's Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Guardianships Practice Group.
Learn more about his unique experiences and insights as they pertain to the elder law and probate litigation arena by reading this month's feature story in Attorney at Law Magazine-Cleveland.
- Bench & Bar, September 28, 2016
Stephanie Ross was featured in the September/October issue of the Bench & Bar in a spotlight entitled "Attorneys Doing Good." Stephanie volunteers with an organization called "Orienteering Cincinnati," which provides instruction to school groups, scout troops and others interested in using a compass and map to explore.
- September 26, 2016
Congratulations to Gregory Guice, Chair of Reminger Co., LPA's Retail & Hospitality Practice Group and Diversity Committee, who was featured in the 2016 group of "Who to Watch in Law" in today's Crain's Cleveland Business. Read the article here:
- Press Release, September 26, 2016
Due to our extensive growth in the Indiana market, we recently moved our Indianapolis office to accommodate additional attorneys and staff. We relocated to a new space inside College Park Plaza.