CATA Annual Awards Dinner and Reception

Todd Gurney

Todd Gurney

My practice is narrowly focused on cases of medical negligence and wrongful death. Everyday, I fight for better medical care in our community and across Ohio. I fight against insurance companies who care more about profits than patients. I fight for people who can't fight for themselves. Most of all, I fight for justice.
Todd Gurney

CATA held its Annual Awards Dinner and Reception on June 16, 2017 at the new Hilton in downtown Cleveland. Cathleen Bolek (Bolek, Besser, & Glesius, LLC) was sworn in as President; Christian R. Patno (McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal, & Liffman Co., L.P.A.) was sworn in as Vice-President; William B. Eadie (Eadie Hill / Trial Lawyers) was sworn in as Secretary; and Todd E. Gurney (The Eisen Law Firm Co., L.P.A.) was sworn in as Treasurer. In addition, the members of the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term were sworn in.

The keynote speaker was Hassan Aden, retired police chief from Greenville, North Carolina. Chief Aden spoke about his recent experience being detained by customs at JFK airport upon his return from an overseas trip to France, a story that went “viral” amidst the publicity surrounding the federal Travel Ban. Chief Aden also spoke about recent trends in policing, as well as his involvement with the Police Monitoring Committee here in Cleveland.

The event was well-attended by CATA members, past-presidents, and also local Judges. Past-President Kathy St. John received the President’s Award, Past-President Ellen Hobbs Hirshman received the Service Award, and immediate Past-President Rhonda Baker Debevec was recognized for her contributions to the organization during her term as President last year.

CATA looks forward to another exciting year of serving its members, their clients, and the community.