December 15, 2020 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to the firm who recently passed the October 2020 Ohio Bar Examination. Lauren Garretson joins Ulmer’s Cleveland office, and Ava Abner and Samuel Botnick join Ulmer’s Cincinnati office.
“We’re very pleased to have these bright new attorneys join and support our thriving business litigation, IP litigation, and real estate practices,” said Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner. “Their addition extends our bench strength across multiple key practice groups, and their hard work, passion, and dedication will bring great value to our clients.”
Garretson is a member of Ulmer’s Business Litigation Practice Group who will focus on the resolution of complex business disputes. Garretson will initially draft pleadings, assist with review and summary of discovery documents, assess cases and prepare preliminary evaluations of client exposure and potential liability, and conduct legal research and draft memoranda analyzing a broad range of legal issues. She previously served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Sara Lioi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Elon University and her J.D. with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Abner is a member of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property Practice Group who will focus on intellectual property litigation, including the resolution of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and data security disputes. Abner will initially assist with the review and summary of discovery documents, research and prepare pleadings, and conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on a variety of intellectual property issues. She previously served as an Extern to Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University and her J.D. from University of Dayton Law School.
Botnick is a member of Ulmer’s Real Estate Practice Group who will focus on all aspects of real estate matters. Botnick will initially draft transactional documents, conduct research, and draft memoranda on a range of real estate issues. He also will provide assistance with the real estate aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, and leases of long-term care facilities. Botnick serves as a Board Member for both Cincinnati Kosher, a local nonprofit that provides kosher certification to businesses, and Mesivta of Cincinnati, a private Jewish high school. He earned his undergraduate degree from Ohr Somayach Tanenbaum College and his J.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Law.