Shirley Christian Announced as Recipient of 2019 Professionalism Award

YOUNGSTOWN, OH –Reminger Co., LPA is proud to announce that Kelly Johns has been inducted as the President of the Mahoning County Bar Association. During the MCBA Annual Outing, it was also announced that fellow attorney Shirley Christian was being recognized later this year with the 2019 Professionalism Award. 

Kelly Johns: Kelly is a shareholder in Reminger’s Youngstown office. She handles a wide range of cases that include workers' compensation; employment; professional negligence; general liability and criminal matters.  

Kelly joined the practice of law following a career as a critical care registered nurse.  She attended the evening program at the University of Akron School of Law while working full time as a nurse paralegal, graduating cum laude in 1999.  Prior to joining Reminger, Kelly was an Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor, prosecuting major felony cases.  

Kelly is a member of various bar associations, including the Mahoning County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. She was a former Mahoning County Bar Association trustee and has served on several committees.  

Shirley Christian: Shirley has been a trial lawyer for more than 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.   

In addition to her medical malpractice experience, Shirley has represented employers in discrimination, wrongful termination and other lawsuits.  

While Shirley served as a Judge of Common Pleas Court, she reduced the backlog of cases by 40%, presided over thousands of civil and criminal cases and multiple jury trials, as well as the largest single indictment drug case in the history of Mahoning County. She worked to educate the public about the Court, and also started a Veterans Treatment Court at the felony level in Mahoning County. 

Kelly can be reached by calling 330.744.1311 or by emailing  

Shirley can be reached by calling 330.744.1311or by emailing

About Reminger, Attorneys at Law:

Reminger Co., LPA is a full-service law firm with fourteen offices throughout the Midwest: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Sandusky, Toledo, Fort Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest Indiana and Evansville. With more than 150 attorneys collectively, Reminger's practice areas include all aspects of litigation, along with corporate, tax, real estate and probate matters. Our fundamental objective in all the legal services we provide is to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the most practical and efficient manner possible. For more information, visit Reminger at

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