Lauren Epperley Named Partner

by Subashi & Wildermuth | July 6, 2017 9:03 am

Subashi & Wildermuth is pleased to announce that Lauren Epperley has been named a partner in the firm.  Lauren has been with the firm since 2009, focusing her practice on personal injury defense, business litigation, and education law in both state and federal courts.  She regularly represents individuals, companies, boards of education, and insurers.  Lauren has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for four consecutive years.

While committed to providing the highest quality service to her clients, Lauren also believes that it is important to give back to the community and make a difference.  She has served as chairperson of the Dayton Bar Association Civil Trial Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the past two years.  Lauren also regularly volunteers with the “Wills for Heroes” program, serves on the Board for the Kleptz YMCA in Englewood, and is a member of the Dayton Bar Association Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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Brian Wildermuth Sworn In as President of the DBA

by Subashi & Wildermuth | June 12, 2017 5:07 pm

On June 9, 2017, Brian Wildermuth was sworn in as President of the Dayton Bar Association.  Brian is the 103rd person to hold such honor, and he takes the helm at a crucial time for the DBA, as its Executive Director, Bill Wheeler, is retiring after fourteen years of service.  Though Brian is exceedingly humble when it comes to his talents, we know that he will approach this challenge with the same unrelenting diligence, inexhaustible intelligence, and quiet pragmatism he uses in service to his clients and the Community.  We could not be more proud of Brian and wish him all success as he takes the helm.

Brian Wildermuth, center, was sworn in by The Honorable Jeffrey Froelich to serve as President of the Dayton Bar Association

Brian Wildermuth, center, was sworn in by The Honorable Jeffrey Froelich to serve as President of the Dayton Bar Association

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Wildermuth Prepares to Lead DBA

by Subashi & Wildermuth | June 7, 2017 9:02 am

As he prepares to take the reins as President of the Dayton Bar Association, Brian Wildermuth attended the American Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI).  The BLI offers incoming local and state bar officials the opportunity to discuss bar leadership, governance, and communications with ABA officials, colleagues and executive staff of other bar associations, and experts in association governance.

Pictured from right to left are Brian Wildermuth, ABA President-Elect Hilarie Bass, ABA President Linda A. Klein, and David Pierce.

Pictured from right to left are Brian Wildermuth, ABA President-Elect Hilarie Bass, ABA President Linda A. Klein, and David Pierce.

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S&W Welcomes Attorney Clark Crum

by Subashi & Wildermuth | April 27, 2017 3:48 pm

Subashi & WildermuthClark Headshot is pleased to announce that Clark Crum has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Clark devotes his practice to civil litigation, primarily involving defense representation to insurance entities and their insureds, including defense for everyday automobile accidents, dram shop liability, and political subdivision defense. Clark is adept at all steps of civil litigation, including taking and defending depositions, dispositive motion practice, mediation, and trial preparation. Clark is not afraid to fight for and defend his clients’ rights at trial, but is willing to participate and engage in comprehensive settlement negotiations when in the best interest of his clients.

Prior to joining Subashi and Wildermuth, Clark worked for a mid-sized insurance defense firm in Columbus, Ohio. Clark is a native of Dublin, Ohio, but attended college in Blacksburg, VA, where he was a member of the 2007 ACC Champion Virginia Tech Football Team. He currently resides in Washington Township, OH with his fiancée, Brooke, and their dog, Clyde.

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S&W Attorneys Volunteer in DPS Debate Tournament

by Subashi & Wildermuth | April 24, 2017 11:38 am

On Saturday, April 22nd, Attorneys Nick Subashi, Tabitha Justice, and Lauren Epperley enjoyed serving as judges at Dayton Public Schools’ 4th Annual District-Wide  Debate Tournament at Thurgood Marshall High School.  Elementary, middle school, and high school teams competed and debated on a variety of topics, such as the pros and cons of peer pressure.  In addressing the pros for peer pressure, it was wonderful to hear students talk about groups pressuring individuals to do the “right thing.”  The students did a great job and the attorneys were moved by their hard work and dedication.

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Subashi & Justice Speak at School Board Capital Conference

by Subashi & Wildermuth | December 19, 2016 9:36 am

nick.head tabitha.headEvery year, the Ohio School Boards Association (“OSBA”) holds its Capital Conference at the Columbus Convention Center.  It is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States.  Almost all of Ohio’s school board members, administrators, and educational professionals attend the OSBA Capital Conference.  As part of the Conference, the Ohio Council of School Attorneys conducts a day-long legal seminar known as the School Law Workshop.  The Workshop is traditionally held on the Tuesday of the four-day event.

At this year’s School Law Workshop, Nick Subashi and Tabitha Justice gave a 45-minute presentation entitled “Public Criticism of School Employees – When Free Speech Becomes Harassment.”  Nick and Tabitha talked about the problems encountered by many school employees when they are subject to on-line attacks and harassment and what, if anything, the school board employer can do to help its employees.  Nick and Tabitha spoke to literally hundreds of Capital Conference attendees, and their presentation was very well received.  Nick and Tabitha received glowing comments from attendees, such as “good practical advice from real-life experiences;” “very well presented – beneficial info;” and, “engaging speakers, good pace, just enough information, and practical information!”

Nick and Tabitha frequently provide similar informational presentations as a benefit to their school district clients.  If you would like more information on having Nick or Tabitha speak to your group, give us a call!

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Lauren Epperley Assists Wills for Heroes

by Subashi & Wildermuth | November 26, 2016 1:27 pm

LKE.HeadshotOn Saturday, November 5th, attorney Lauren Epperley helped lead training for the Dayton Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes event at the Dayton Firefighters Activity Center.  The event assisted 31 first responders write their Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills.   Over the years, Lauren has volunteered her time and professional skills at numerous Wills for Heroes events with the DBA.  To date, the DBA’s Wills for Heroes event has helped over 1,200 police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders ensure the future well-being of their families.

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Tabitha Justice Speaks at Federal Bench-Bar Conference

by Subashi & Wildermuth | November 16, 2016 9:06 pm

tabitha.headTabitha Justice recently spoke at the OSBA Federal Bench-Bar Conference, discussing the best strategies for approaching and conducting Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) conferences.  Tabitha has significant federal practice experience, both at Subashi & Wildermuth and with the United States Department of Justice.  She currently chairs the OSBA Federal Courts and Practices Committee and is on the planning committee for the OSBA’s Federal Bench-Bar Conference.tdj

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Anne Keeton Wins Arbitration Hearing

by Subashi & Wildermuth | November 2, 2016 1:44 pm

20150210-img_3947-2Anne Keeton recently won an arbitration award on behalf of the Beavercreek City School District Board of Education.  The Beavercreek Classified Employees Association (BCEA) filed a grievance regarding application of Family Medical Leave Act leave as concurrent with other types of leave, such as paid sick leave.  The BCEA argued that its negotiated agreement provided for the leaves to be applied consecutively.  Following a hearing, the arbitrator disagreed, finding that the language of the negotiated agreement, though ambiguous, tracked the language of the FMLA, which provides that FMLA may be applied concurrently with other paid leaves.

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Brian Wildermuth Sworn in to ABOTA

by Subashi & Wildermuth | October 20, 2016 2:13 pm

brian.headBrian Wildermuth was recently sworn in as a member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Formed in 1957, ABOTA promotes “Justice by the People” and is dedicated to protecting the Seventh Amendment and the right to a trial by jury.  The process for membership in ABOTA is an arduous one, requiring peer nomination and extensive jury trial experience.  Congratulations, Brian!

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