About the Litigation Section

The Litigation Section strives to promote collegiality, continuing legal education, professionalism, publishing opportunities and public service to its 450+ members.

Section Activities

Bar Journal

Section members provide articles for the November issue of the CMBA Bar Journal.

CLE Programs

We sponsor our annual half-day Litigation Institute, as well as the regular 1.0 hour CLEs.  


Our meetings, with one hour of CLE credit, are held periodically throughout the year.

We value your input - please send topic and speaker suggestions to our staff liaisons.

Pro Bono and Community Service

Our Section provides annual scholarships to minority 2-L law students from both Case Western and C|M Law. 

We also support the CMBA's Mock Trial program by providing judges and advisers for local high school teams.

Did you know you can see your fellow section members through your account access?  Simply sign in and head to the "Current Participation" tab and click on your section. You'll then have access to fellow section members' public profiles.







Ryan T. Winkler
  Nicholas Vento
  Kendra Davitt

Chair    Vice Chair   Secretary

 Tucker Ellis LLP
  Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

2018-19 Council Members:

For more information on joining the Section's Council, please contact Melanie Farrell at 216-696-3525 or click here to email.

Tera N. Coleman
Daniel L. Bray
Joseph S. Simms
Eric J. Weiss
Timothy J. Duff
Hon. Robert C. McClelland
Michael J. Charlillo
Eric B. Levasseur
Gregory P. Amend
Edgar H. Boles
Kendra N. Davitt
Daniel L. Messeloff
Rajeev K. Adlakha
Krithika Rajkumar
Aaron M. Williams
Karey E. Werner