Maggie has been a trial attorney for more than 15 years. She is a member of the Litigation Section and she successfully represents clients, both individuals and businesses, in a wide variety of complex civil cases, including class actions, mass torts, divorce, and custody disputes. Maggie also has significant experience in probate and estate planning.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
In 2012, Maggie was instrumental in bringing the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“JPML”) to Cleveland where the JPML conducted its bi-monthly hearing for the first time. She planned and organized the three-day event along with judges from the Northern District of Ohio , members of the Federal Bar Association and the Cleveland-Metropolitan Bar Association.
Also in 2012, Maggie was appointed as a Planning Committee Member for The Arc, Greater Cleveland's Fiftieth Anniversary Gala. The Arc of Greater Cleveland is the local chapter of The Arc, the world's largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Maggie was recently approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a Mentor for its Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, a program designed to elevate the competence, professionalism and success of new Ohio lawyers by improving lawyering skills including listening and communication skills, ethical considerations and emphasizing the importance of community involvement.
Since 2006, Maggie has served on the Board of Directors of Hattie Larlham Community Living, (“HLCL”), a non-profit agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with severe and profound disabilities through its commitment to education, comfort, joy and achievement. HLCL provides services for the families of people with severe and profound disabilities and it also serves people with Autism, providing job training and skills for independent living. Maggie is also an active fundraiser and participant in various events for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Maggie has also volunteered her legal services for various community organizations such as The Arc, Greater Cleveland; the Youth of Coventry, Inc.; Renaissance Cleveland Volleyball Club, Inc. and Hattie Larlham Foundation.