Entries by Renee Garner

CRUG Obtains Defense Verdict in Mahoning County Trial

February 2, 2023–CRUG Partner, Patrick M. Roche obtained a defense verdict in a Mahoning County trial this week. Pat represented the owner of a 6-unit residential building. The Plaintiff was a tenant who sued the owner for negligence that allegedly enabled the unlawful entry of a third party associated with another tenant.  The intoxicated intruder […]

10 CRUG Attorneys Honored as 2023 Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

CRUG Law is proud to announce that 10 attorneys are honored as 2023 Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.  Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations […]

Kurt Anderson Promoted to Partner January 1, 2023

CRUG rings in the new year with the announcement that Kurt Anderson has been promoted to Partner January 1, 2023.  Kurt is a certified insurance coverage specialist with over 30 years of experience.  He is also a former President of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA). Outside the firm, Kurt works to support […]

Congratulations to OACTA’s Newly Inducted President David Orlandini

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) inducted David Orlandini as its President. During the Legal Excellence Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting at OACTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, outgoing President, Benjamin Sassé inducted new board members.  Dave previously served as Vice President and also served as Chair on OACTA’s Litigation & […]

CRUG 2023 Ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

Released November 3, 2022– Collins, Roche, Utley & Garner is pleased to announce that we have again been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in two regions and in three practice areas. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the twelfth consecutive year, announce “Best Law Firms” rankings. […]

CRUG Trial News

September 29, 2022. Beverly Adams, a Partner in CRUG’s Cleveland Office, tried a motor vehicle accident case to verdict in Summit County, Ohio: Ljubomir Krivokuca v. Lee Sampson. Beverly convinced the jury to award just under $6k in non-economic damages—well under the plaintiff’s demand.  Another clear defense win.  Another excellent lawyer.  Another solid case with a positive outcome.  Congratulations to Beverly and her client.

Congratulations to Newly Promoted Partners, Luke Baker & Dave Sherman

CRUG is pleased to announce that attorneys Luke Baker and Dave Sherman have been promoted to Partner October 1, 2022. In a short number of years, Luke Baker (L), in our Columbus office has honed and expanded his civil litigation experience as a team litigator in a number of large complex cases, while also independently […]

CRUG Trial News

September 2022. Megan Stricker, a Partner in CRUG’s Cleveland Office, recentlytried a motor vehicle accident case to jury verdict in Geauga County, Ohio:Edward Taton, et al. v. Thaddeus Brennan, et al.  Despite the plaintiff claiming tens of thousands of dollars in economic and non-economic damages in an admitted liability case, Megan convinced the jury to […]

CRUG Announces 5 Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023 in America

Collins, Roche, Utley & Garner is proud to have 5 lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023 in America. These attorneys are established leaders in their practice areas. Congratulations (L-R) Paul Eklund (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants), David Lester (Insurance Law), Patrick F. Roche (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants), Richard Garner (Insurance Law) and David Orlandini (Construction Law).