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Ohio E-News: October 2020

By Burg Simpson

October 16, 2020  

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Consumer Litigation, Mass Tort & Class Action, Business & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Harassment.
OCTOBER 2020 E-News
GOOD LAWYERS
Burg Simpson Congratulates Janet G. Abaray “Lawyer of the Year”
In addition to being recognized as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America® for the eleventh consecutive year, Janet G. Abaray was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021. Congratulations to Janet G. Abaray!
Janet Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. Ms. Abaray has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability, and represents plaintiffs in many insurance and contract disputes.  Ms. Abaray has been selected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Mass Tort Litigation every year since 2011, and was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs – in Cincinnati for 2020 and Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Plaintiffs for 2021.
About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.
Best Lawyers in America® Names 3 Burg Simpson Associates “Ones to Watch”
Burg Simpson Ohio associate attorneys, Kenneth M. Daly, Jessica Powell, and John T. Roberts, were also named by Best Lawyers® 2021 as “Ones to Watch.”
Congratulations to Kenneth, Jessica, and John!
Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America® (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch”). See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to Best Lawyers in America ® for 2021 here.
CHANGING LIVES
Janet Abaray Invited as a Panelist to Discuss
the Impact of COVID-19 on the Court System
The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) and the Berkeley Law Civil Justice Research Initiative (CJRI) assembled a distinguished group of attorneys, judges, and scholars to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the court system. Janet Abaray and her fellow panelists met for the virtual seminar, called “COVID-19 and the COURTS” on October 1st to discuss topics that included: How the pandemic and social distancing practices affected the state and federal courts’ ability to adequately conduct civil jury trials, and how our adaptations to the crisis affected the amount of time needed to resolve litigated disputes. They also discussed what impact the pandemic could have on federal and state court civil rules, and how different civil litigation will look post-pandemic.
Jessica Powell Elected to the Kentucky Justice Association Board of Governors
Associate attorney Jessica L. Powell was recently elected to the 2021 Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA). Founded in 1954, the KJA members are committed to improving the quality of legal representation for Kentucky families by providing superior legal education and by keeping abreast of legislative and judicial proceedings. The KJA is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Kentucky families, enhancing consumer protection, and preserving each and every citizen’s right to trial by jury.
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