civilly speaking

The Ohio Association for Justice Podcast by Trial Lawyers, for Trial Lawyers



Jury Trials during COVID-19

In episode 70 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Matt Nakajima of Rittgers & Rittgers about his recent in-person jury trial that resulted in a plaintiff’s verdict.

The Importance of Communities: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

In episode 69 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to three Irish Ohioans about the importance of communities and how being a part of the Irish community has impacted them. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Models for Success: Expanding a firm’s practice areas

In episode 68 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Lindsay Lawrence of Rittgers & Rittgers about her experience starting a new practice area within a firm.

Models for Success: Starting Your Own Firm

In episode 67 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Nathan Stuckey of The Stuckey Firm about how he has navigated owning his own practice.

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If we were capable as human beings of turning the clock back and eliminating injuries like this altogether, that would be the preferred result. But with the inability to do that, providing resources to make life as whole or as close to normal as possible is really what we’re trying to achieve.

– Brian Miller, Episode 66

How trial lawyers bring about meaningful change

In a special Thanksgiving episode of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to four OAJ members — Andy Young of The Law Firm for Truck Safety, Allen Tittle of Tittle & Perlmuter, Eleana Drakatos of Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC, and Brian Miller of Miller Law — about cases that made a huge difference for their clients and reminded them why they’re thankful to practice plaintiff law.

We hear this repeatedly: “I just want an answer. I don’t know what happened.” Just to give our client the satisfaction and peace of mind by telling her “It’s not your fault; you did nothing wrong” was priceless.

– Eleana Drakatos, Episode 66

That’s why we do this. This is why we as lawyers have to make the right calls and step forward to do the best we can for our clients but also the best we can for our communities.

– Allen Tittle, Episode 66

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