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Posted by: Jacqueline Baroana on Jul 20, 2021
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David A. Nacht

Firm/Company: NachtLaw, PC

Title: Founding Shareholder
CMBA Join Date: 2021
College: Harvard College
Law School: University of Michigan Law School

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT IN COURT?

As a young lawyer, I was representing a defendant in a carjacking case. I asked the judge to give the jury a lesser included offense instruction on GTA. The judge said GTA (Grand Theft Auto) is a video game.

WHY DID YOU JOIN THE CMBA?

To meet people

EAST SIDE OR WEST SIDE?

Born in Fairview Park, but most at home on East Side in Beachwood and Shaker Heights

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/ SIGNIFICANT OTHER?

College

WHERE DID YOU GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON?

Bermuda


Anthony J. Alto

Firm/Company: Alto Law, LLC
Title: Owner
CMBA Join Date: 2021
College: Cleveland State University
Law School: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

HOW DID I MEET MY SPOUSE?

We were both RAs in college. We were total opposites. She was a rule follower, organized, and a planner. I liked to “massage” the rules and fly by the seat of my pants.

A RECENT MILESTONE FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY?

Baby #2 is coming in October!

WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DO YOU LIVE IN, AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT? 

Cleveland,Westpark. My neighbors are the best! Everyone gets along, our kids play together, and everyone is very down-to-earth.

DESCRIBE AN IDEAL SUNDAY.

Family, food, beer, Browns football OR Indians baseball

WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A LAWYER?

It’s my calling. I love that I have the privilege to fight for those who can’t effectively fight for themselves in court.


Bryan L. Adamson

Firm/Company: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Title: Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and David L . and Ann Brennan Professor of Law CMBA Join Date: 2020

College: Miami University (B .S ., B . Phil .) Master’s: Purdue University (MA)
Law School: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

IF YOU WERE NOT IN YOUR CURRENT PROFESSION, WHAT WOULD YOUR PROFESSION BE?

Journalist or some kind of writer.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Helping to build and be a part of a law school with an unyielding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A LAW STUDENT?

1) Study hard. 2) Be kind and respectful to your peers.The impression you make, and the reputation you establish with them will follow you as a professional. 3) Reach out for help from your professors if you need; don’t feel as if you must have all the answers. 4) Take care of your mental, physical and spiritual health.

DESCRIBE AN IDEAL SUNDAY.

Coffee (black) at my favorite coffee shop with the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle (And cigarettes — when I smoked).

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

A tie: Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved,’ and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’


INTERESTED IN BEING FEATURED OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO MIGHT?

E-mail Jackie Baraona at: jbaraona@clemetrobar.org.

 

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