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Longtime Twinsburg attorney passes away

He practiced law for more than 60 years, focusing on assisting those in need, but on Nov. 8 attorney Robert Vernon Maher passed away after a brief illness. He was 96.
“Robert was an amazing man,” said his wife Joan May Maher. “He was always helping people. He did a lot of pro bono legal work and he never charged ... (full story)


Controversial decision could gain new life in the name of security

In a prior column, I wrote about the novel, “Allegiance,” in which author Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt III explored through fiction the three famous cases challenging the internment of Japanese Americans — Hirabayashi v. U.S., Korematsu v. U.S. and Ex Parte Endo.
The Korematsu decision, written by Justice ... (full story)


Women’s Network, Leadership Akron launch women’s leadership group

The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio and Leadership Akron have added a fall Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and are now accepting applications.
The program targets women professionals who want to expand their leadership skills, while incorporating Leadership Akron’s hallmarks of community awareness and involvem ... (full story)


Brouse McDowell welcomes Youngstown-based Nadler lawyers

AKRON––Brouse McDowell, a leading regional business law firm with offices in Akron, Cleveland and Lorain County,has announced that eight attorneys from Nadler Nadler and Burdman Co., LPA, based in Canfield, Ohio, will be joining the firm.
Nadler lawyers Peter B. Grinstein, Michael A. Gallo, Jay M. Skolnick, Marc S. St ... (full story)


A look at the Akron Bar’s fee arbitration committee

When clients have concerns about the professional misconduct of an attorney they may turn to the Akron Bar Association certified grievance committee, but when the matter is of a monetary nature, members of the fee arbitration committee often hear the allegations.
Sole practitioner and vice chair Ellen Kaforey said the purpose of ... (full story)