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Perez Morris Elevates Kevin Murch to Partner-in-Charge, Columbus Office

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Strategic vision, client-centric approach, and legal expertise drive advancement to expanded leadership role.

Business law firm Perez Morris proudly announces the promotion of Kevin L. Murch to Partner-in-Charge of its Columbus office. With over two decades of legal experience and a proven track record of success, Murch’s elevation underscores the firm’s commitment to nurturing and empowering top talent while delivering exceptional legal services to its clients.

Since joining Perez Morris in 2016, Kevin Murch has been instrumental in the firm’s growth trajectory, demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities, and fostering strong relationships both within the firm and with clients. His extensive experience in business litigation, product liability, labor and employment, financial services, and ADA Title III/accessibility and civil rights positions him as a trusted advisor and a formidable advocate for the firm’s clients.

“Kevin has been a driving force behind our firm’s success, embodying our core values of excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction,” said Sarah Perez, managing partner of Perez Morris. “His promotion to Partner-in-Charge is a testament to his exceptional leadership skills, breadth of expertise, and dedication to advancing our firm’s mission. I am confident that under Kevin’s guidance, our Columbus office will continue to thrive and exceed expectations.”

Throughout his career, Kevin has distinguished himself as a leader in the legal community, serving as lead counsel in complex matters before state and federal courts and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). His representation of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers in product liability cases spanning pharmaceuticals, heavy machinery, chemicals, industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, and HVAC systems further underscores his depth of experience and legal acumen.

“I am honored and excited to assume the role of Partner-in-Charge of Perez Morris’s Columbus office,” said Murch. “I am deeply committed to the firm’s success and look forward to leveraging my skills and experience to further enhance our client service initiatives, foster collaboration within our team, and drive continued growth and excellence.”

In addition to his legal practice, Kevin advises companies on risk management and litigation avoidance strategies, earning numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. His nomination for Litigator of the Year in 2022 is a testament to his exceptional advocacy and dedication to client success.

As Partner-in-Charge, Murch will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of the Columbus office, driving growth initiatives, continuing to recruit top talent, and upholding Perez Morris’s reputation for excellence in the legal community.

About Perez Morris
Perez Morris is a women-owned business law firm with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and attorneys licensed to practice across the country. The firm guides its business clients to manage their risks and make deals happen. The firm’s attorneys provide general counsel, business litigation, medical malpractice, pharmacy liability, and commercial transactional services nationwide with a focus on cost-effective, practical, industry-savvy advice that allows its clients to continue to grow and thrive. Learn more here: https://www.perezmorris.com/.

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Perez Morris welcomes trial attorney Stacy Starcher to Medical Malpractice Team

Perez Morris welcomes trial attorney Stacy Starcher graphic
Perez Morris is excited to introduce Stacy A. Starcher as our newest team member in an Of Counsel role. She brings with her a wealth of experience in medical malpractice, healthcare professional liability, and pharmacy liability, covering a wide range of medical fields. An accomplished trial attorney, Stacy has tried dozens of medical malpractice and medical negligence cases to verdict across Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Stacy’s practice centers around providing strong advocacy for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers in malpractice cases. Her approach, characterized by a deep understanding of the substantial impact these cases have on healthcare providers, combines thorough preparation and persistence.

Stacy is board certified in Trial Advocacy and Civil Procedure from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She also brings her experience in advising medical professionals and institutions in pre-trial investigations and risk management.

We are thrilled to have Stacy on board and are confident that her unique perspective, skills, and dedication will contribute significantly to the success of our healthcare industry clients.

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Perez Morris marks two significant trial wins in medical malpractice defense

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Perez Morris spotlights the exceptional trial practice of its medical malpractice department. Attorneys Jeanne Mullin and Christine Santoni each achieved a unanimous defense verdict in separate wrongful death cases in Ohio this past Friday, Chris in Lake County and Jeanne in Cuyahoga County. Their vigorous defense not only led to successful results, but also earned the genuine appreciation of the firm’s physician clients.

Congratulations to Jeanne and Chris!

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Perez Morris announces of counsel collaboration with women-owned law firms

Perez Morris Of Counsel, graphic announcing Of Counsel agreement
Perez Morris has launched a unique collaboration of women-owned law firms, in a continued expansion of its national footprint for providing unmatched defense, business litigation, general counsel and commercial transaction services.

Perez Morris, the largest certified women-owned law firm in Ohio, with offices in CT, MA, NJ, NY, OH and PA, has entered into an Of Counsel agreement with two other women-owned law firms: The Royal Law Firm and Sobel Pevzner. This Of Counsel collaboration further bolsters Perez Morris’s business litigation, medical malpractice, pharmacy liability, labor and employment, workers’ compensation and transactional practices and extends the firm’s reach into new jurisdictions including New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Through these strategic relationships, Perez Morris can leverage the deep experience of these women-owned firms for the benefit of the clients. Likewise, by sharing resources, each firm in the collaboration will be able grow its practice area and geographic coverage. This collaboration will also enable new opportunities for clients to increase their diverse legal spend with women-owned law firms.

Perez Morris client relationships will continue to be managed by the firm, with integrated billings. All of Perez Morris’s rate structures and client agreements will remain the same. The goal is a seamless expansion of the firm’s bench, with the top quality service and case administration our clients have come to expect. The collaborating firm’s attorneys are seasoned counsel in their jurisdictions and will share knowledge and resources such as forms, best practices and office space for witness interviews, depositions, mediations and other needs.

About our Collaborators:

The Royal Law Firm is a certified woman-owned law firm that exclusively represents and counsels businesses throughout the New England states and New York. The firm, headed by experienced litigator Amy Royal, is headquartered in Springfield, MA with offices in Hartford, CT, Providence, RI and Bennington, VT, and handles labor and employment litigation and advice, workers’ compensation, business litigation, human resources and transactional matters. The Royal Law Firm is a member of NAMWOLF.

Sobel Pevzner, LLC, is a woman-owned defense firm serving clients in New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, which, for more than 25 years, has been engaged in all aspects of negligence defense litigation. Since its inception, the firm has consistently and successfully represented prominent members of the insurance, hospitality, retail, transportation, habitation and construction industries in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The firm remains committed to providing the highest quality defense in the most cost effective manner. Managing Partner Bella Pevzner has significant experience in the defense of civil lawsuits as well as Workers’ Compensation matters in New York and New Jersey and oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices.

About Perez Morris

Perez Morris is a women-owned business law firm with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and attorneys licensed to practice across the country. The firm guides its business clients to manage their risks and make deals happen. The firm’s attorneys provide general counsel, business litigation, medical malpractice, pharmacy liability, and commercial transactional services nationwide with a focus on cost-effective, practical, industry-savvy advice that allows its clients to continue to grow and thrive.

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Seventeen Perez Morris attorneys named to 2024 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Perez Morris is proud to announce that seventeen of its attorneys have been named to the 2024 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Congratulations to John Perez, Elizabeth Weeden, Kevin Murch, Karen L. Giffen, Kelly Grigsby Jones, Kerin Lyn Kaminski, Jeanne Mullin, Jan L. Roller, Rick Hernandez, Kathleen A. Nitschke, Christine Santoni, Myra Barsoum Stockett, and Jo Tatarko for being named to the Super Lawyers list and to Sarah C. Perez, Anne Marie Schloemer, Michelle Thompson, and Amanda M. Morris for being selected to the Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, including peer nominations, evaluations and independent research.

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Perez Morris ranked among “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers®

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Perez Morris is proud to announce that Best Lawyers® has ranked the firm in the 2024 edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm is ranked in fourteen practice areas and celebrates three new rankings in Cleveland for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, as well as Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants and Insurance Law.

Best Law Firms has a sophisticated rankings process consisting of a rigorous evaluation of client and lawyer feedback, peer reviews, and information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Perez Morris received the following rankings:

Metropolitan Tier 1 – Cleveland, OH

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

 

Metropolitan Tier 2
Columbus, OH

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

 

Cleveland, OH

  • Insurance Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

 

New York City

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

Metropolitan Tier 3 – Cleveland, OH

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
Vista Village Groundbreaking

John Perez Led Vista Village Project Breaks Ground

Vista Village Groundbreaking
On October 26, the Vista Village project took a significant step forward with a groundbreaking ceremony in Columbus, OH. Led by Perez Morris co-founder John Perez, this initiative aims to support individuals experiencing homelessness. The project introduces a unique model of community-centric living, providing residents with their own 420 sq. ft. modular built micro homes.

John Perez encapsulates the essence of this initiative, stating, “Vista Village is not merely about providing shelter. It aims to foster a nurturing community where individuals can find stability, grow, and work towards self-sufficiency. I am very excited about the potential of this project to positively impact our future residents’ lives.”

The project aims to empower residents to build on their strengths and transition into stable, permanent housing, while also laying a foundation for economic independence and self-sufficiency. Through strategic partnerships with social service agencies, residents will have access to essential services like primary care, mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery programs, GED programs, and vocational training, addressing the diverse challenges faced by individuals transitioning from homelessness.

The groundbreaking event symbolizes the commencement of construction and the forging of a community bound by shared aspirations of stability and growth.

Learn more about the Vista Village project at: https://www.vistavillage.org/

Read media coverage here:

Columbus Business First (October 27, 2023) – Southeast Columbus tiny home community starts construction

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Charity Hyde Elected as Vice Chair of the Aviation Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

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Perez Morris is pleased to announce the appointment of Charity Hyde, Chief Diversity Officer and Managing Attorney, as the Vice Chair of the Aviation Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). This role is a testament to Charity’s outstanding legal acumen and her unwavering dedication to the profession.

The Aviation Law Section, where Charity will serve, is committed to enhancing the expertise of FDCC members who represent corporate entities, insurance companies, and their policyholders in aviation-related legal matters. As Vice Chair, Charity joins an elite group within the FDCC, a selective organization limited to 1,300 US attorneys in private practice. Charity has vast experience defending corporate clients in the aviation industry and is also a member of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA).

The FDCC, composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system.

Congratulations, Charity!

Celia Schnupp Speaks with TLNT on Menopause Accommodations for Employers

Celia Schnupp Speaks with TLNT on Menopause Accommodations for Employers

Celia Schnupp Speaks with TLNT on Menopause Accommodations for Employers
Celia Schnupp, an attorney at Perez Morris, recently participated in a Q&A with TLNT to discuss the necessity for employers to accommodate women with menopause symptoms. The US Department of Labor estimates 516,000 workforce departures linked to a lack of consideration for these symptoms, with an additional 1.7 million women considered “at risk” of leaving.

Celia’s discussion with TLNT highlights the need for employers to recognize the challenges women encounter during menopause. “Employers that either downplay or ignore this are likely to suffer big problems when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.”

Read more of Celia’s discussion here: https://www.tlnt.com/articles/could-menopause-accommodation-be-a-specific-legal-requirement-for-employers

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Kerin Kaminski featured on the CMBA podcast

Kerin Kaminski featured on the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association podcast My BarStory, graphic with Kerin and the podcast logo
Perez Morris attorney Kerin Kaminski was recently featured on the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association podcast My BarStory. In a conversation with CMBA CEO and longtime colleague, Becky Ruppert McMahon, Kerin delved into her pivotal role as Past President of the Cleveland Bar Association. Kerin “has a powerful legacy as both a pioneer and a leader in Northeast Ohio’s legal community,” shares Becky. Kerin “helped raise the bar for women in the highest levels of law practice and she did it while always elevating the importance of inclusion, diversity, equity and public service in her business.”

Listen to their discussion here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2029417/13555817