CMBA 11th Annual Meeting

Set your clocks for the next Annual Meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association! The CMBA's 11th Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 in the newly renovated ballroom at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. 

Current CMBA President, Darrell A. Clay of Walter Haverfield, will be succeeded by President-Elect, Marlon A. Primes of the U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition to inducting our 11th President, the Annual Meeting will give us the opportunity to welcome new classes of Bar Association and Bar Foundation offices and trustees, including incoming Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation President, Stephanie E. Trudeau of Ulmer & Berne.

We will also pay special tribute to several CMBA members who have achieved legend status, including the 2017: 

  • Class of CMBA members who have reached 50 and 65-years of practicing law;
  • Recipient of the Honorable William K. Thomas Professionalism Award;
  • Recipient of the Justice For All Volunteer of the Year Award; and 
  • Recipient of the President's Award.


To see how we celebrated during our 10th Annual Meeting held on June 2, 2017, at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, check the video below and our Facebook Page!


Thank You 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

  • All Covered, Inc. 
  • BakerHostetler LLP 
  • Buckley King LPA 
  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
  • Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA
  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Hennes Communication
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Oswald Companies
  • PNC Bank
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Stephanoff Rennillo LLC
  • Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Gold Sponsors

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Maloney + Novotny
  • Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP


Table Sponsors

  • Brouse McDowell
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Dominion East Ohio 
  • Friedman & Nemecek, LLC
  • Gallagher Sharp
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Koehler Fitzgerald LLC
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • The Primes Family
  • Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
  • Shapero & Roloff Co., LPA
  • Synenberg, Coletta & Moran, LLC
  • Thorman Petrov Group Co., LPA
  • Walter | Haverfield LLP


In-Kind Sponsor

  • Avalon Document Services
  • Source3Media