Gerald Chattman & Other Buckingham Attorneys Receive Special Recognition

(CLEVELAND, OH, November 18, 2013) ― The law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs is pleased to announce that Partner Gerald Chattman  was named President of the Case Western Reserve University Law School Alumni Association. He will assume this role on November 17, 2013.

Mr. Chattman was nominated to this position  shortly after being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Throughout the firm, 32 attorneys were selected for inclusion on the list, and five Buckingham attorneys, Stephen M. Hammersmith, Patrick J. Keating, Frederick M. Lombardi, Robert W. Malone and Mark J. Skakun III, were named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.

John Slagter, Buckingham’s Managing Partner, said, “This year has proven to be a strong year at Buckingham. As we celebrate our firm’s 100-year anniversary, we are also honored to celebrate the admirable designations and awards earned by a number of our attorneys. Jerry is a valuable part of our firm and his dedication to client service is unmatched.  We are proud of Jerry’s recognition and appointment and know that he will serve the CWRU Law School Alumni Association well as President.”

Mr. Chattman’s areas of practice include Business, Nonprofit & Foundation and Employment & Labor.  He was the past Vice President of the firm’s Board of Managers and he serves as Chair of the Nonprofit & Foundation Practice Group. Mr. Chattman was listed on The Best Lawyers in America® from 1986 – 2006 and 2013-2014. He has also received special recognition for 20 consecutive years or more as one of The Best Lawyers in America®.


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