The Mellino Law Firm Monthly Recap: July & August September 12, 2023.
Chris and Calder Mellino Were Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice
The Best Lawyers in America® is based on peer reviews in the same geological region and practice area. Chris Mellino was recognized for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, and Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs. Calder Mellino was recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for his work in Medical Malpractice Law- Plaintiffs. The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes outstanding professionalism of individuals earlier on in their careers.
Calder Mellino Was Announced as a Member of the 2024 Cleveland Bridge Builders
Calder was announced as a member of the prestigious Cleveland Bridge Builder Class of 2024. The Cleveland Bridge Builders program is highly competitive and only selects 60 individuals each year to be a part of the program. This 10 month program prepares mid-career professionals with knowledge and resources in order to positively impact their community. The program teaches professionals about leadership through hands-on experiences within the Northeast Ohio community. Congratulations Calder!
Decision Reversed at the Court of Appeals
The trial court found in favor of two doctors against our client without a trial and before a jury even got to hear any evidence. The judge refused to let our expert testify at trial because he was temporarily unable to work for a few months because of impacted kidney stones and a torn achilles tendon. The court also would not allow a new expert to be substituted for the injured expert. We got this decision reversed by the Court of Appeals who agreed with us that both of these decisions were unfair. As a result our client will get her day in court and have her case heard by a jury with the new expert.
Mary Rutt’s 7 Year Anniversary
Mary Rutt had her 7 year anniversary with The Mellino Law Firm on August 23rd. When she was hired in 2016 she was originally the Client Care Coordinator, in 2018 she became a Legal Assistant and then in 2020 she became a Paralegal. We are so grateful for Mary and for everything she does for us!
We Held An Open House Event
The Mellino Law Firm held our first Open House Event in 5 years! Our newest team member, Emma Netkowicz, was in charge of planning the event. We had the Off The GRIDdle food truck, a photo booth from Rock The House, and macarons from Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes. Even though there was a huge storm that evening, the event went wonderfully. If you couldn't make it, we hope to see you next time!
Payton Jackimiec Finished Her Summer Internship
Payton Jakiemiec was hired as our summer law clerk intern. Payton is currently in her third year of law school at Case Western Reserve University. We hope Payton enjoyed her time with us and learned a lot that will help her in the future.