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CINCINNATI NATIVE JANET ABARAY NAMED ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR Jewish National Fund Honors Local Attorney at 6th Annual Gala
August 29, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH - Local attorney Janet Abaray will be honored by Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Judge Carl B. Rubin Legal Society as Attorney of the Year on September 29, 2013 at the 6th Annual Attorney of the Year Gala. This year’s Gala will be hosted at the home of Louise and Gary Roselle and the guest speaker will be Middle East Analyst Asaf Romirowsky. Jewish National Fund’s Judge Carl B. Rubin Legal Society offers attorneys and judges from Southern Ohio and Kentucky the opportunity to learn about current events from distinguished speakers while networking with other high-powered professionals. The society honors the memory of Judge Carl B. Rubin, a jurist who served as Chief Judge for the Southern Ohio District for over a decade. Every year the Judge Carl B. Rubin Legal Society selects an exceptional member of the legal profession to honor as Attorney of the Year. ―I am so honored to have been chosen for this award in commemoration of Judge Rubin,‖ said Abaray. ―I have the greatest respect for his creativity and innovati on as a jurist, and appreciate this recognition by the Jewish National Fund and the Carl B. Rubin Legal Society.‖ Janet Abaray is the Managing Partner of the Ohio office of Burg Simpson, Edredge
Hersh Jardine, P.C. Her firm is the number one ranked products liability law firm in the United States according to Martindale Hubbel, the leading directory of attorneys in a U.S. law firm. Abaray is nationally renowned in the field of complex civil litigation—handling very challenging cases in class action litigation. She is widely respected as a dedicated professional, advocating for the best interests of her clients, and has been appointed by three different Federal Judges to serve as lead or liaison counsel in multi-district litigation. Abaray is also committed to service in her community; having twice received the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers distinguished Service Award in 1998 and 2010. She is a regular speaker and guest lecturer at various symposiums and conventions on a wide range of topics and has published in both professional and scholarly journals. ―Janet is committed to her work and has successfully represented her clients,‖ said Todd Bailey, Vice President of the Carl B. Rubin Legal Society. ―She handles very complex lawsuits and focuses on the best interests of her client’s. She is a most worthy recipient of this recognition by JNF’s Carl B. Rubin Legal Society.‖ The evening’s guest speaker will include Middle East Analyst, Dr. Asaf Romirowsky’s, presenting the topic: ―Shifting Sands: The Future of the Israeli/Egyptian Border.‖ Dr. Romirowsky will discuss how the changing political landscape of Egypt will affect the State of Israel in the years to come. Dr. Romirowsky is an adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense for Democracies and the Middle East Forum. He got his start in public policy as a research fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphiabased think tank headed by scholar Daniel Pipes. Dr. Romirowsky is a former IDF (Israel Defense Forces) International Relations Liaison Officer in the West Bank and to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. His writing can be seen in numerous national publications and scholarly journals..
The 6th Annual Attorney of the Year Gala will take place at the home of Louise and Gary Roselle on September 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The event is open to Judge Carl B. Rubin Legal Society Fellows and Sponsoring Firms, and an address will be provided upon RSVP. Register online at jnf.org/cincilfigala or RSVP to 513.794.1300 or RSVPsouthernohio@jnf.org by September 12, 2013. For more information on how to become a fellow of JNF's Judge Carl B. Rubin Legal Society please contact Melissa Ann Fabian, Director, Southern Ohio and Kentucky at email@example.com.
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