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Art Elk Inducted into Cleveland State University College of Law Hall of Fame

On November 3, Art Elk, founding partner of Elk + Elk, was inducted into the Cleveland State University College of Law Hall of Fame. He is also a graduate of the CSU College of Law class of 1973. Art's legal journey began in Ashland County, where he became the youngest prosecuting attorney in Ohio,...

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Arthur Elk, 2023 Cleveland State University College of Law Hall of Fame Inductee

A well-earned acknowledgment of a long, successful, and innovative legal career for Arthur Elk, a founding partner of Elk & Elk Co Ltd, was recently recognized. An alumnus of CSU-College of Law, Art was inducted into their Hall of Fame on November 3, 2023. Success in public service, civil practice, and business are seen...

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[UPDATE] Elk + Elk Partner R. Craig McLaughlin Satisfied with Progress in Lawsuit Against Southeast Ohio Regional Jail Employees

UPDATED NOV. 2023 In a federal court case regarding the tragic death of our client while incarcerated at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, the final remaining defendant, a former jail nurse, has reached a settlement with the plaintiff. The trial was initially scheduled for January 2024. Representing the plaintiff, Kelsea Mercer, Elk + Elk attorney...

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Elk + Elk Recognized as One of Ohio’s Best Employers in 2023

Elk + Elk is honored to be named as one of the 2023 Best Employers in Ohio by Best Companies Group in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland. Elk + Elk ranked 31 out of 37 for small/medium size businesses in Ohio. This statewide survey and awards program aims to acknowledge...

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Elk + Elk Attorney Jay Kelley Represents Ohio Client in Lawsuit Against Shake Shack

Elk + Elk attorney Jay Kelley, who is representing Theo Stokes of Chagrin Falls, recently filed a lawsuit on Stokes' behalf, naming Shake Shack and several of its employees as defendants.  The Incident On April 19, 2022, Stokes visited the Shake Shack on Euclid Avenue to purchase food. However, Stokes claims that he was...

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Join the Mission to Protect Vulnerable Adults: The Portage County Guardianship Services Board

Elk + Elk attorney Amy Papesh was recently elected as chairman of the board during the Portage County Guardianship Board's first meeting! Given Amy's expertise in estate planning, administration, and guardianships, this opportunity aligns perfectly with her background. Amy is committed to helping others and hopes she can inspire future volunteers to follow in her...

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Elk + Elk Partner to Speak at 24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring

Elk + Elk Managing Partner Jay Kelley is presented to speak at the 24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring in Las Vegas, April 28. 24th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring Friday, April 28, 2023 9:45 AM Harrah's Las Vegas 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 Click Here for In-Person...

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Elk + Elk’s Jay Kelley Shares Insights On How To Become A Top Lawyer

Our Managing Partner, Jay Kelley, recently spoke with Labor and Employment Attorney Eric Pines, for an interview about the "5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law" on Medium.com. Jay focuses primarily on catastrophic civil claims for plaintiffs, most of which are from the medical field, and...

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Elk + Elk’s Amy Papesh and Colleague Susan Richlak Help Pass New Bill Regarding Wrongful Death Claims

Last week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed 23 bills into law and vetoed one. Of those 23 bills signed were Elk + Elk's Amy Papesh and colleague Susan Richlak's House Bill 279. The bill revives the law regarding wrongful death claims. House Bill 279 In June of 2021, Papesh and Richlak testified before the...

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William J. Price Selected for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy

Congratulations to Elk + Elk attorney Bill Price for his selection for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Leadership Academy Class of 2022-2023. The CMBA Leadership Academy Class is a 10-month high-regarded program focusing on lawyers with five years or more experience expanding their leadership and professional development. Attorneys will get the opportunity to...

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