Kathleen Havener, a 1991 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, began her law school... more
Kathleen Havener, a 1991 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, began her law school career when her three daughters were 8, 5, and 4 years old respectively, and beginning fourth grade, kindergarten, and pre-school. Accordingly, Kathleen is an expert in time management. Ms. Havener’s career has included 17 years in big firms and 5 years in her own small firm. She has managed cases ranging fr... view profile
Berkman Gordon Murray & DeVan was founded nearly 60 years ago and has always been at... more
Berkman Gordon Murray & DeVan was founded nearly 60 years ago and has always been at the forefront of criminal, civil and constitutional litigation and appeals. In addition to criminal and white collar defense, we represent plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and represent professionals and business executives and management in criminal, civil and administrative matter... view profile
Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an... more
Franks practice focuses on appellate advocacy in state and federal courts with an emphasis on employment law, constitutional torts (Section 1983), public entity defense, and insurance defense. He has handled more than 150 appellate cases and routinely consults with trial attorneys on error preservation and pre-appeal strategy. He has prosecuted and defended original actions (e.g., mandamus, pro... view profile
I have resided in Northeast Ohio for my entire life andyet still believe that the... more
I have resided in Northeast Ohio for my entire life andyet still believe that the Browns, Indians and/or Cavs will win a championship in my lifetime.Great place to raise a family. Have been active in my community serving on Twinsburg Ohio Planning Commission and currently the Chairman of the Aurora Ohio Architectural Board of Review.
Matthew D. Besser focuses his practice on employment discrimination and civil rights.... more
Matthew D. Besser focuses his practice on employment discrimination and civil rights. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, fromnegotiation through trial and final appellate review. Having worked for several years at a large law firm representing corporate defendants in employment disputes, he is able to offer a unique perspective to plaintiffs with employment-related claims. Besser a... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.