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FDAR Attorneys Chosen for Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® Magazine!

Congratulations go out to Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLC attorneys that have been selected as 2024 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® Magazine!  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.   Congratulations to our Super Lawyers: Daniel T. Downey - Employment & labor, Civil litigation Marc A. Fishel - Employment & labor, Civil litigation David A. Riepenhoff - Employment & labor, Workers' compensation, Employment litigation Douglas J. Schockman - Construction litigation, Personal injury - general   And to our Rising Star: Angelica M. Jarmusz - Civil litigation, Civil rights, Employment & labor   Fore more on Super Lawyers, click here.

January 2nd, 2024|Categories: Homepage News, Latest News|

FDAR Named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2024!

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is proud to be named to the 2024 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for professional excellence! The firm's Litigation - Insurance, Litigation - Labor & Employment,  Insurance Law,  Employment and Labor Law -  Management, and Civil Rights Law practice areas achieved recognition! Firms included in The U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  

November 2nd, 2023|Categories: Homepage News, Latest News|

Seven FDAR Attorneys Receive Awards from Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition!!!

      Seven FDAR attorneys received awards from Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition!  Recognized for the first time in the 2024 Edition are Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff attorneys David A. Riepenhoff, Douglas J. Schockman, and Melanie J. Williamson as Best Lawyers and David C. Moser for the first time as a Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch in America!  Congratulations to  Benjamin S. Albrecht, Daniel T. Downey, and Marc A. Fishel for once again, being named as Best Lawyers in America®!  Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by their peers.  With its core mission to highlight the top 5% of legal talent in private practice in the United States, we are proud to have these members of our team named in the [...]

August 17th, 2023|Categories: Homepage News, Latest News|

What To Do When Employees Leave With A Vengeance

Picture this: one of your employees is unhappy with their position and pay. Unfortunately, the situation cannot be resolved in a way that satisfies both them and the company, and they end up deciding to leave amicably. All is well, that is, until you find out that before they left, they decided to take a big portion of their work product with them. Can they legally do that, or does the work product belong to the company? This question was raised in a now-viral TikTok video that has garnered over 3 million views. A TikTok user (@_queerbigan) detailed the situation at the end of her employment. In her video, she explains her experience working for her former employer, claiming that she was underpaid and often under appreciated. On her own volition, but likely on the employer’s clock, she prepared training [...]

March 9th, 2023|Categories: blog, Homepage News, Latest News|

Miranda Rights Violations Are Not a Basis for 1983 Liability

The Supreme Court’s decision in Vega v. Tekoh decidedly clarified Miranda rights violations cannot form the basis of a civil rights action for monetary damages. In Vega, the Defendant Officer received a report regarding a potential sexual assault of a patient. The Officer went to the medical center where the alleged assault occurred and questioned Tekoh, a medical worker, regarding the complaints. However, the Officer never informed the worker of his Miranda rights, including the right to remain silent or to seek legal counsel. Tekoh eventually provided a written statement apologizing for inappropriately touching the patient’s genitals. This statement was subsequently used against Tekoh at his criminal trial. When the jury found Tekoh not guilty, he turned around and sued the Officer pursuant to 42 USC 1983, claiming that the Officer’s failure to give Tekoh his Miranda rights before questioning [...]

February 21st, 2023|Categories: Latest News, Newsletter|