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Elk & Elk’s Kimberly Triscari Wins Major Award

Congratulations are in order for Elk & Elk Distribution Manager Kimberly Triscari, who was awarded Ohio Association for Justice‘s (OAJ) Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to help plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ attorneys in Ohio.

Kimberly Triscari was recognized for her service to OAJ.

The Ohio Association for Justice is the only statewide, nonprofit association of attorneys whose mission is to preserve the constitutional right and protect access to the civil justice system for all Ohioans as provided for in the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Elk & Elk Partner Craig McLaughlin stated, “OAJ’s recognition of Kim for her distinguished service is well deserved.  She is a hard worker and a great resource for all of the attorneys at Elk & Elk in our effort to maximize the recovery we obtain for our deserving injured clients.”

Triscari, who has been with Elk & Elk since 2005, began working with OAJ last summer on issues concerning Medicaid. Former OAJ President Ellen McCarthy reached out to Elk & Elk about the results of her testimony at a Senate Finance Committee meeting. Issues existed with Medicaid and their Ohio subrogation contractor, HMS. There were lengthy delays with obtaining Medicaid liens necessary to resolve cases for personal injury firms across Ohio.

Triscari became a beta tester for Medicaid’s new portal, Solaris+, for several months. She was involved with quarterly phone calls with HMS and OAJ about the status, progress and goals of the new program. She remained in close contact with McCarthy, as well.

“Kim Triscari has been with Elk and Elk for 15 years. In her career, she has worked tirelessly on improving efficiencies and reducing the amounts of clients’ lien burden in cases,” said Elk & Elk Managing Partner Jay Kelley. “When OAJ was looking for a test firm, we volunteered to participate with Kim leading the way. The award reflects OAJ’s appreciation for the passion and skill we have seen for years. Kim is truly an advocate for the people we all represent.”

According to Triscari, “Medicaid/HMS has improved greatly over the last year.” She remains in regular communication with HMS, offering suggestions and reviewing new database processes.