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BMD ATTORNEYS NAMED FOR INCLUSION AS 2023 OHIO SUPER LAWYERS® AND OHIO RISING STARS

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BRENNAN, MANNA & DIAMOND is proud to announce attorneys JUSTIN M. ALABURDA (Construction Litigation) RICHARD W. BURKE (Estate and Probate), DURIYA DHINOJWALA (Immigration: Business), MATTHEW R. DUNCAN (Business Litigation), ROBERT A. HAGER (Construction Litigation), and DAVID J. HRINA (Business/Corporate) have been selected for inclusion to the 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers in their respective area of practice. 

BMD’s 2023 Rising Stars include: MONICA B. ANDRESS (Employment & Labor), MATHEW E. DONEY (Business Litigation), KYLE A. JOHNSON (Business Litigation), CASSANDRA L. MANNA (Estate & Probate) ALEX J. McCALLION (Business Litigation), CHRISTOPHER J. MEAGER (State/Local/Muni Law), DANIEL J. RUDARY (Business Litigation), and ASHLEY B. WATSON (Health Care).

The Super Lawyers selection process evaluates lawyers based upon multiple criteria, including professional achievement and peer recognition; honors and awards; firm and bar involvement and leadership; scholarship and professional writings; community service and pro bono activities; and other outstanding achievements.  Rising Stars are top up-and-coming attorneys who are no more than 40 years old or who have been practicing for no more than 10 years.

Only five percent of Ohio lawyers are chosen as Ohio Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent in the state are recognized as Rising Stars.

Learn more by visiting Super Lawyers here.


Attorney Monica Andress Selected as an Emerging Leader in the Torchbearers Akron Class of 2023

Monica Andress selected to Torchbearers Akron Class of 2023.

Brennan Manna Diamond Announces Firmwide Attorney Promotions

Business law firm, Brennan, Manna & Diamond (BMD) is pleased to announce 2023 Attorney promotions throughout the firm. Kathryn (Kate) Hickner has been named as BMD’s Cleveland Office Managing Partner. The following BMD attorneys were promoted to Member of the firm, effective December 1: Randal Fairbanks, Donna Flammang, Kyle Johnson, Christopher CJ Meager. Additionally, the following BMD attorneys were promoted to Partner, effective December 1: Elizabeth Shively Boatwright, Mathew Doney, Alicia Kupcinskas, Cassandra Manna, Ashley Watson. Nathan Altstadt, Morgan Carr, Jillian Chapman, Jacob David, Kelly Jena, and Rachel Stermer have joined the firm as new attorneys.

BMD Names Kathryn Hickner to Cleveland Office Managing Partner, the Firm’s First Female Attorney Appointed to Role

Kathryn E. Hickner Promoted to Cleveland Office Managing Partner with Brennan Manna & Diamond

Recent Litigation Challenges the Affordable Care Act Preventive Services Requirement

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been met with numerous legal challenges. The most recent legal challenge, Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra, could affect millions of people covered by private health insurance.

BMD’s Director of Marketing Jennifer Shankleton Elected as President of the LMA Midwest Region for 2023

Congratulations to Jennifer Shankleton, BMD’s Director of Marketing, on her recent election to President of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Midwest Region for 2023!  LMA is a premier professional association focused on empowering marketing, business development, and client service professionals.