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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2016

J. Dwight Poffenberger WOOD HERRON & EVANS LLP

PRODUCT LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY

Mark A. Engel BRICKER & ECKLER LLP

WEALTH PLANNING & TAX LAW

Kevin G. Rooney WOOD HERRON & EVANS LLP

Peter L. Ney RENDIGS, FRY, KIELY & DENNIS LLP

Howard S. Levy VOORHEES & LEVY LLC

William F. Russo KATZ, TELLER

PATENT, COPYRIGHT

REAL ESTATE

Steven Goldstein FROST BROWN TODD LLC

Stephen R. Hunt ARONOFF ROSEN & HUNT LPA

Patrick J. Mitchell TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

PERSONAL INJURY

Scott P. Kadish ULMER & BERNE LLP

Blake Maislin LAW OFFICES OF BLAKE R. MAISLIN, LLC

PERSONAL INJURY & BUSINESS LITIGATION T. Lawrence Hicks CETRULO, MOWERY & HICKS

PROBATE, ESTATE PLANNING

Stephen M. King THOMPSON HINE LLP Monica Donath Kohnen GRAYDON HEAD & RITCHEY LLP

SECURITIES Arthur F. McMahon III TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

SPORTS

TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

William J. Baechtold GRAYDON HEAD & RITCHEY LLP

Brian Thomas GRAYDON HEAD & RITCHEY LLP

William Graf GRAF STIEBEL & COYNE

C. Jeffrey Waite JEFFREY WAITE & ASSOCIATES CO. LPA

William E. Hesch WILLIAM E. HESCH LAW FIRM Daniel J. Hoffheimer TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

ZONING Robert P. Malloy WOOD & LAMPING LLP

William L. Montague FROST BROWN TODD LLC

Mark Reckman WOOD & LAMPING LLP

W. Stuart Dornette TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

PROBATE, TRUST, PRODUCT LIABILITY

TAX

TRUST, BUSINESS, GENERAL

Henry G. Alexander GRAYDON HEAD & RITCHEY LLP

Susan Wheatley TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

Katrina Atkins Ashley DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP

WHITE COLLAR CRIME Ralph W. Kohnen TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLP

STEVEN R. ADAMS

MARK G. ARNZEN

GLENN BELLAMY

Steven R. Adams has practiced law for 25 years, and has been in the private practice since 2000. He focuses his practice on DUI and criminal defense. He has been deemed an expert witness in field testing and breath testing in Ohio. He has litigated cases all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court and won. He is listed in Best Lawyers In America. He is rated as AV-preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Peer Review. He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for six consecutive years and recently named in the top 100 Lawyers in Ohio by Super Lawyers magazine. Steven is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College of DUI Defense. He frequently speaks as a guest lecturer/speaker at legal conferences regarding DUI defense.

Mark G. Arnzen is a principal in the law firm of Arnzen, Storm & Turner. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is past president of the Kenton County Bar Association, past chairman of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and an appointee to the Disciplinary Inquiry Commission by the Kentucky Supreme Court. He is an adjunct professor at Chase College of Law. He has been recognized in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyer in America, is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Lawyer Award presented by the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.

Glenn Bellamy is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP. Glenn has 25 years of intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and U.S. Customs enforcement experience. He counsels clients on strategic plans for IP protection of everything from video games to hydraulic machinery and has litigated cases in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. Glenn has a B.S. Nuclear Medicine Technology, from the University of Cincinnati, 1984 and J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1987.

The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC 8 W. Ninth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-659-4442 notguiltyadams.com Practice Areas DUI and Criminal Defense

Arnzen, Storm & Turner, P.S.C. 600 Greenup St. Covington, KY 859-431-6100 marnzen@arnzenlaw.com

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 gbellamy@whe-law.com Practice Area Intellectual Property Law

Practice Areas Professional Malpractice Commercial Litigation Personal Injury

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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2016 PHYLLIS G. BOSSIN

DAVID H. BRINKMAN

JONATHAN FOX

Phyllis G. Bossin is a nationally recognized matrimonial lawyer who handles complex family law cases, including business valuations, high asset cases, complex compensation packages and high conflict custody cases. Ms. Bossin is a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a past Chair of the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years. She is a certified Family Law Relations Specialist in Ohio.

David H. Brinkman is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1994, Mr. Brinkman is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and his expertise is concentrated in the areas of electronic, mechanical and electrical technologies.

Jonathan Fox graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1988 (J.D.). Prior to law school, he was a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and a police officer for the City of Monroe. Mr. Fox was an assistant prosecutor for Franklin Municipal Court, a Butler County assistant prosecuting attorney, and an assistant law director/prosecuting attorney for the City of Hamilton. He has been an acting judge in all three Butler County Area Courts for the past 10 years. Currently, Mr. Fox serves as magistrate in Trenton Mayor’s Court.

Phyllis G. Bossin & Associates 105 E. Fourth Street, Suite 1300 Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 421-4420 bossinlawemail@Bossinlaw.Com

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 dbrinkman@whe-law.com Practice Area Patent & Intellectual Property Law

Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road West Chester, OH 45069 513-777-2222 or 513-844-8888 jfox@lyonsandlyonslaw.com Practice Areas Criminal/Traffic Personal Injury Juvenile

PRACTICE AREAS Litigation Negotiation Mediation Collaborative practice

KENNETH GERMAIN

STEPHEN E. GILLEN

WILLIAM E. HESCH

Germain has more than 40 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field. He focuses his practice on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation. He is often retained as an expert witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition, working on cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. He is also available for Early Neutral Evaluation. In addition to his involvement at WHE, he serves as a distinguished professional practitioner in the University of Dayton Law School’s Program in Law and Technology. Germain has a J.D. from New York University School of Law, 1969, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Rutgers College, 1966.

Prior to entering private practice in 1994, Stephen Gillen served as house counsel for an education publishing company. He has written and spoken nationally on various publishing and copyright topics. Steve’s practice emphasizes publishing and entertainment transactions and disputes, Internet issues, advertising law, computer law, copyrights, technology transfer, trade secrets and related matters. His clients include publishers, authors, artists, photographers, videographers, independent producers, Internet service providers, multimedia developers and software programmers. Mr. Gillen has a B.S.B.A from Miami University. 1975, and a J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1980.

William E. Hesch founded his law firm and CPA firm in 1993, with an emphasis in estate and tax planning. As one of the relatively few practicing attorneys in the Cincinnati area who is also a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist, Mr. Hesch provides creative, practical solutions to complex legal, tax and retirement planning for business owners and individuals. Get video responses to your estate, probate and asset protection questions at www.heschlaw.com.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-241-2324 kgermain@whe-law.com

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-241-2324 sgillen@whepatent.com

Practice Area Trademark Law

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Practice Area Copyright & Intellectual Property Law

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WILLIAM E. HESCH LAW FIRM, LLC 3047 Madison Road, Suite 205 Cincinnati, Oh 45209 Phone: (513) 731-6601 www.heschlaw.com PRACTICE AREAS Purchase/Sale of Business Interests Estate Planning and Administration Succession Planning & Business Law Tax Planning for Business Owners Retirement Planning for Baby Boomers


LARRY HICKS Larry Hicks has an accounting degree and business experience that enable him to represent companies and individuals in negotiating and litigating business issues. He has also handled injury cases his entire career, taking on the responsibility of obtaining a beneficial result for those who need help. Cetrulo, Mowery & Hicks 130 Dudley Pike. Suite 200 Edgewood, Ky 41017 Phone: 859-331-4900 Email: lhicks@cetrulolan.com Practice Areas Personal Injury Business Litigation

BARBARA J. HOWARD

RANDALL S. JACKSON JR.

Barbara J. Howard and her law firm provide services in all areas of family law, serving clients in the Greater Cincinnati area, including Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties. A highly skilled litigator and negotiator, Howard, who is a past president of the OSBA and of the Cincinnati Bar Association, is trained as a collaborative law practitioner and is a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University.

Randy Jackson is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is in the firm’s Chemical/Materials Sciences and Biotech Practice Groups. While involved in all phases of intellectual property representation, Randy’s expertise is heavily concentrated in the chemical and biotechnology areas. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1998, the Kentucky Bar in 1999, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also is admitted before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court.

Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A. 120 E. Fourth St., Ste. 960 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-7300 bhoward@barbarajhoward.com Practice Area Family Law

Practice Areas Chemical & Biotech Patent Law

DAVID E. JEFFERIES

LORI KRAFTE

David E. Jefferies is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1998 and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1999, Mr. Jefferies is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1998 and his expertise is concentrated in patent prosecution and infringement evaluation in the areas of biology, biotech, pharmaceuticals and biomedical devices.

Lori Krafte is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP. Lori counsels clients in all areas of advertising and media law, privacy, trademarks, copyrights, and domain name disputes and other internet law matters. Krafte has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of advertising law, trademarks, copyrights, and IP litigation; and she has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers for a number of years, including as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Cincinnati four times, and one of the top 50 women lawyers in Ohio in 2010. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Krafte has a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1998, a Doctor of Philosophy from The Claremont Graduate School, 1989, and a B.A. from Indiana University, 1977.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 djefferies@whe-law.com Practice Areas Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patent Law

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 rjackson@whe-law.com

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 lkrafte@whe-law.com Practice Area Media & Intellectual Property Law

ROBERT LYONS Robert Lyons has been successfully defending the rights of those charged with DUI in Southwest Ohio for more than 35 years. He has established a reputation of providing an aggressive defense, leaving no stone unturned, while obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients. With vast experience in DUI, Mr. Lyons is very active in teaching DUI defense to other attorneys and has been an instructor at Chase College of Law and Miami University. Mr. Lyons is also the former chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Committee. Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road West Chester, OH 45069 513-777-2222 lyons12@fuse.net Practice Areas Traffic/Criminal Personal Injury Estate Planning

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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2016 MATTHEW S. PARRISH

J. DWIGHT POFFENBERGER, JR.

KEVIN G. ROONEY

Matt advises clients who are involved in the financing, capitalization, purchase and sale of businesses. He serves as lead counsel to financial institutions and companies on multi-party, multijurisdictional financings and has advised companies, major investors, private equity funds and investment advisors on structuring and implementing transactions to raise capital and facilitate growth.

Dwight Poffenberger is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1994, Mr. Poffenberger is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1995, following prior experience at the USPTO where he was a patent examiner. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993.

Kevin G. Rooney is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all facets of the firm’s practice. He focuses his expertise on patent and trademark procurement, enforcement, counseling and strategic planning. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1992 and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Rooney’s patent practice is centered in the mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, and he is also active in trademark procurement and enforcement.

University of Cincinnati College of Law Kent State University Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 2800 Cincinnati OH 45202 513-693-4886 mparrish@calfee.com Practice Areas Mergers & Acquisitions Securities & Capital Markets Commercial Business & Finance

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JEFFREY WAITE Waite is a 1981 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is certified as a specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association, and has co-authored a 1,200-page, two-volume text, titled Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Practice Guide. Waite operates a limited practice and is focused on representation of a select number of complex litigation matters involving Ohio workers’ compensation, invasion of privacy, improper release of confidential information, fraud, infliction of severe emotional stress, improper accessing of computer and other electronic data in violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the collection of damages for miscalculation of employees as contractors.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 (513) 241-2324 krooney@whe-law.com

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Best Schools

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Graduating Success

DEPAUL CRISTO REY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ALL ITS STUDENTS

By Laura A. Hobson

Seniors Chris Mester and Imani Vann

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e will not let you fail,” says Andrew Farfsing, principal of DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Clifton. That’s the motto for the private Catholic high school that guarantees graduation and acceptance into college. In its fifth year, DePaul Cristo Rey High School serves students from 40 zip codes across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Founded by the Sisters of Charity, the private Catholic school attracts students from poverty-stricken households. The school’s board of directors, composed of one third Sisters of Charity, decided to open DePaul Cristo Rey High School, modeled after the first institution founded in Chicago in 1996 by the Jesuits. The school was the first new Catholic high school to open in Cincinnati in 50 years when students entered in 2011. Across the United States there are 30 Cristo Rey high schools, mainly in metropolitan areas. In 2015, the entire graduating class of 48 seniors was accepted into college. They also gained job skills in the corporate/work study program offered by more than 100 partners, such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Reds and The Kroger Co.

Graduates of the Class of 2015 are attending such colleges as Mount St. Joseph University, Wright State University and Loyola University; the Mount and Loyola are among the 24 national university partners of the Cristo Rey Network. Students will often choose schools where they are offered scholarships. DPCR’s first graduates received more than $3 million in merit-based awards from various colleges. Many students come from Price Hill, Northside and Westwood. Others are from Over-the-Rhine, the West End, Avondale and Corryville. The ethnic background of the students is 64 percent AfricanAmerican, 20 percent Caucasian, 11 percent Hispanic, 4 percent multi-racial and 1 percent Asian. DePaul Cristo Rey serves families whose average family income is $34,337. Eightyone percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The average amount of tuition that families pay annually ranges from $500 to $5,000, but few pay the full amount, according to Communications Director Margee Garbsch. Ever y summer a Corporate Off ice Readiness Enrichment program is offered. Students must attend this two-week program. Phone, dress and dining etiquette are stressed as well as hard and soft skills.

Students even learn water cooler talk and elevator speeches. Although the school is faith-based, the majority of the students are not Catholic. Some are Protestant and Muslim. However, they take religious education courses. In addition, the students learn lifelong behaviors as well as traditional reading and writing skills. Even though the school offers traditional subjects, it encourages students to take music, drama and art in addition to such sports as softball, baseball and soccer. Chris Mester, 17, is a senior at DePaul. From Price Hill, he recalls a Mexican festival where he looked at a brochure about the high school. He told his mother, who encouraged him to apply. Mester was attracted by the corporate work-study program and intends to enter a professional field. “It’s a really great program,” says Mester. “I love the teachers here. I wanted to be part of something new.” He is planning a premed and ROTC program at college. A good student, he has taken Advanced Placement government and AP calculus. For the work-study program, he participated at Bridges for a Just Community, Cincinnati Bell, Mercy Health and Good Samaritan Hospital. n w w w.

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