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The Super Lawyers 2017 Magazine is now available online and we are pleased that 4 of our team members have been selected for as Ohio SuperLawyers® for 2017. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers® using a patented multi-phase selection process.
Paul G. Perantinides was in the top 100 of all attorneys (page 26) and has beed named a Super Lawyer® every year from 2004-2017 He was also named in the top 50 of all Cleveland area attorneys (page 32). Chris T. Nolan was also selected and has been named a Super Lawyer® every year from 2009-2017. Antonios Tsarouhas has been named as well as a SuperLawyer® every year from 2008-2017 and before that was included from 2005-2007 as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. Courtney J. Johnson has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star both 2016-2017. Congratulations team, keep up the great work!
The following was from a Medical Malpractice case
June 6, 2017
Names and address*
Copley, Ohio 44321
This "thank you" is most difficult for me to write, yet so necessary. We want to express sincere appreciation for all you've done to prosecute my daughter's* case.
It has been seven years since my daughter* contacted attorney* and asked for help and to “Please, never give up." Seven years of your work, time and money. However, for me, still, it was only yesterday. My daughter* was 33 years old when she died. Try as I may I cannot get past her last eighteen months of life.
She suffered indescribable, horrific, unrelenting pain. She hung on as long as she could for her children*. One day she looked at me and said "Mom, I can't do this anymore: I helplessly held her hand and said, I know Babe. On September 2, 2011, I held her hand for the last time when she took her last breath.
I have a saying hanging in my Livingroom: COURAGE doesn't always roar. Sometimes, Courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying… “I will try again tomorrow”
The work you do to hold people accountable for their actions is invaluable. We are grateful for the settlement which will help her children* in the future. Although they* don't realize it yet, they lost the most.
This simple "THANK YOU” for all you've given of yourself for my daughter's* cause holds more appreciation than words can say. I could say “Closure is bittersweet", but for my husband* and me, there will never be closure. We miss our daughter* every day.
From our heart, Thank You,
*Please note names have been removed and protected for client privacy.
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The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request from a woman raped by a pastor when she was 15 to boost the amount of damages paid by the church where the minister worked. Attorneys for the woman and her father argued a state law that limits noneconomic damages to $350,000 violates the constitutional rights of underage sexual assault victims.
Justices William O’Neill and Paul Pfeifer dissented by criticizing the 2005 law that limited damages in such lawsuits, sometimes known as tort reform. “It turns out that ‘tort reform’ (and the justices who sanctioned it) also ensured that rapists and those who enable them will not have to pay the full measure of the damages they cause — even if they rape a child,” Pfeiffer wrote.
If you disagree with the Court’s ruling upholding this law limiting recovery by victims, please contact your state representative to urge him or her to repeal this law and make your voice heard on behalf of all victims in Ohio.
Please click here to find your representative: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/legislator-directory; https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/find-my-legislators