Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 66 Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Shannon H. Church , whose practice focuses on all areas of immigration law. Church attended the Univer- sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a B.A. in political science and English literature. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law where she was an articles editor for the Kentucky Law Journal. Bob Hoffer , a partner with DBL Law , has been recognized by the Kenton County Fiscal Court as one of its 2018 Pioneer Award honorees. e Kenton County Pioneer Award was established in 2017 to honor living residents of Kenton County who have a record of outstanding service to the community and who exemplify the highest stan- dards of personal integrity. e Pioneer Award honors those who demonstrate servant leadership combined with awareness of the needs of fellow residents. Hoffer heads the firm's employment law division, representing employers of all sizes, including some of the largest throughout Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. He has represented hospitals and physicians for over 30-years on employment and medical negligence issues. He is chair of the St. Elizabeth Foundation and a member of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Board of Trustees. Debra L. Broz, Attor neys at Law, PLC , announces that Partner Darren K. Mexic was recently presented with the Pro Bono Award. e award was presented by Lawyers Care Volunteer Attorney Program of Warren County. Mexic heads the bankruptcy and litigation sections in the firm. Robert C. Cummings, III , has joined Frost Brown Todd's Louisville office as an associate in the finance and real estate practice group and a member of the firm's multifamily industry team. Cummings represents owners, investors, and lenders in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions. He has extensive experience working with U.S. Department of Hous- ing and Urban Development financing and representing lenders in Federal Hous- ing Administration insured transactions for multifamily and health care facilities. Prior to earning his law degree at North- ern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase School of Law in 2013, Cummings spent more than 25-years in the aviation indus- try as a pilot, instructor, check airman and designated examiner. Bixler W. Howland announces that he has moved his personal injury/civil litigation and mediation practice to 2721 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205. His offices are available for on-site mediations. True, Guarnieri & Ayer, LLP, is pleased to announce that Philip Coleman Lawson has joined the firm. Lawson received his undergrad- uate degree in history and government from Centre College in 2007. In 2011, he earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law. Lawson's practice is dedicated to litigation, with a focus in state and federal crimi- nal litigation, business litigation, administrative law, personal injury, and general civil litigation. Contact Shannon Roberts at or see the top of page 60 for more details. Interested in placing an announcement in WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

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