CMBA 11th Annual Meeting

We welcomed a SOLD OUT crowd for our 11th Annual Meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on Friday, June 1st in the newly renovated ballroom at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center!

Immediate Past CMBA President, Darrell A. Clay of Walter Haverfield passed the Presidential gavel onto CMBA President, Marlon A. Primes of the U.S. Attorney's Office. We also welcomed our new classes of Bar Association and Bar Foundation officers and trustees, including Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation President, Stephanie E. Trudeau of Ulmer & Berne.

Special tribute was also made to several CMBA members who achieved legend status, including the 2018: 

  • Class of CMBA members who have reached 50 and 65-years of practicing law;
  • Recipients of the Honorable William K. Thomas Professionalism Award to Mario C. Ciano of Reminger & Susan Becker;
  • Recipient of the Justice For All Volunteer of the Year Award to Gabe Kelly of Brouse McDowell; and 
  • Recipient of the President's Award to Bruce Hennes of Hennes Communications.


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Thank You 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

  • All Covered, Inc.
  • Toshiba Business Solutions

Gold Sponsors

  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Maloney + Novotny LLC
  • Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Walter | Haverfield LLP

Silver Sponsors

  • BakerHostetler LLP
  • Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC
  • Buckley King LPA
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
  • Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA
  • Frantz Ward LLP 
  • Gallagher Sharp
  • Hennes Communications
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • TCDI
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Table Sponsors​

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP 
  • Brouse McDowell
  • The Cleveland Metroparks
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio
  • Friedman & Nemecek, LLC
  • Giffen & Kaminski, LLC 
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Kaufman & Company, LLC 
  • KeyBank
  • Koehler Fitzgerald LLC
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Momentuum Tutoring
  • NAACP
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Raslan Pla and Company, LLC
  • Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
  • Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan LPA
  • Veritext Legal Solutions

In-Kind Printing Sponsor

  • Avalon Document Services
  • Source3Media