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Myra Barsoum Stockett Recognized at Smart Women Breakfast & Awards

Myra Barsoum Stockett Recognized at Smart Women Breakfast & Awards graphic

Perez Morris is pleased to announce that Myra Barsoum Stockett, Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland office, was recognized by Smart Business at the Smart Women Breakfast & Awards.

The annual breakfast conference addresses issues facing women in the workplace and recognizes the achievements of leading businesswomen and effective women’s programs.

Myra was specifically honored in the Progressive Woman category. She is a strong leader and highly effective advocate who is pushing the needle forward for women, and particularly female attorneys seeking a strong example of law firm leadership.

Congratulations, Myra!

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Managing Partner Sarah Perez Featured on ‘Women of Influence’ Podcast

Sarah Perez, Columbus Business First Women of Influence Podcast, photo of Sarah smiling in a blue shirt
Sarah Perez was recently featured as a guest on the latest episode of Columbus Business First’s “Women of Influence” podcast. Sarah discussed her unique journey to the field of law and her experience in leading Perez Morris through significant growth over the last few years.

It was at an internship with Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks that led Sarah to discover she enjoyed using the skills required to be a successful lawyer: research, writing, analytical thinking, and public speaking, which Sarah found inherently interesting.

“Law school changes how your brain works. It changes the way that you approach problems and how you think about things,” Sarah said. She emphasizes that this form of critical thinking applies universally, but cautions prospective law students to ensure their aspirations align with the commitment.

Hear more of Sarah’s story, her insights on the practice of law, the journey to leadership, and the growth of Perez Morris.

Listen to the episode here:

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Myra Barsoum Stockett named to 2023 Lawyers of Color Power List

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Perez Morris is proud to announce that Myra Barsoum Stockett, Managing Attorney of the firm’s Cleveland office, has been named to the Lawyers of Color Power List 2023. This list honors the most influential attorneys in the nation, including law firm executive and management committee members, managing partners, general counsel, and law school deans. Myra has demonstrated continued leadership in the legal profession and in her community throughout her career.

Myra, who is a first-generation Coptic Egyptian, was born to immigrant parents who left their homeland due to persistent persecution against the native Copts. She is a member of the Coptic Orthodox Egyptian community; and serves on the Board of Directors of her church, St. Peter and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Myra also serves on the Board of the Case Western Reserve University Law School Alumni Association, and previously served as General Counsel for a privately owned physician recruiting company. Myra’s unique background and perspective has been an invaluable asset to Perez Morris. She has proven to be a remarkable leader and mentor, guiding her team to success while advocating for her clients. Myra’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation, labor and employment law, and insurance coverage matters.

Lawyers of Color promotes diversity in the legal profession and advances democracy and equality in marginalized communities. The organization, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, hosts conferences and events, produces publications, and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.

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Perez Morris Announces New Leadership in Cleveland – Strategic hires expand the Columbus-based firm’s offerings to include medical malpractice and pharmacy liability defense

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Perez Morris announced today that it welcomes four new attorneys to its Cleveland office. Myra Barsoum Stockett, Jeanne Mullin, and Christine Santoni join the Perez Morris team from Reminger Co., LPA, each bringing a tremendous amount of expertise in their fields of practice. Matthew Turkalj has also joined from Reminger as a key member of the group.

“We are pleased to welcome Myra, Jeanne, Chris, and Matt to the Perez Morris family,” said Perez Morris’ Managing Partner, Sarah Perez. “These strategic hires add to our ever-growing bench of accomplished women trial lawyers and is a significant step in our efforts to expand the scope of top-quality service for our clients.”

These additions will bring medical malpractice and pharmacy liability defense to Perez Morris and greatly enhance the workers’ compensation department in Cleveland. Mullin will chair the firm’s medical malpractice department and will co-manage the Cleveland office with Barsoum Stockett, who will also lead the workers’ compensation group in Cleveland.

“We are eager to get started and to build on the exceptional work being done here,” said Mullin. Mullin, a Cleveland native, brings 23 years of medical and pharmacy law experience with her, along with numerous recognitions, including most recently being honored as Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year 2022 – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants – Cleveland.” “Combined, Chris and I have tried over 100 medical malpractice jury cases, and we look forward to forging this new path together.”

Barsoum Stockett likewise has over 23 years of experience and is highly regarded among her peers. “This move will provide an opportunity for me to build on the existing workers’ compensation reputation of Perez Morris and to continue to grow this practice area in Cleveland,” she said. “I am excited to not only focus on workers’ compensation but also to expand our employment law group and help grow the Perez Morris footprint in Northeast Ohio.”

This latest expansion follows Perez Morris’ acquisition of the Giffen & Kaminski firm last year, making Perez Morris the largest certified woman-owned law firm in the state of Ohio.


About Perez Morris
Perez Morris is a woman-owned business law firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and attorneys licensed to practice across the country. We guide our clients to manage their risks and make deals happen. We provide general counsel, business litigation, professional and general liability defense, and commercial transactional services nationwide with a focus on cost-effective, practical, industry-savvy advice that allows our clients to continue to grow and thrive.


Read Press Coverage Here:

Cleveland Business Journal (February 6, 2023) – Perez Morris adds four attorneys to Cleveland law office

Crain’s Cleveland Business (February 7, 2023) – Perez Morris law firm names inaugural co-leaders for its Cleveland office