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John Hands '88 Selected for Fellowship in LCA

John Hands '88CINCINNATI – (December 5, 2012) – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that John M. Hands, a partner in the Cincinnati office, has been selected by the Advisory Board for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).

The LCA is an honorary trial lawyer society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

Mr. Hands has over 24 years of trial and appellate experience, and focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, pharmaceutical, medical device and mass tort litigation, and construction law. Mr. Hands has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in complex business and commercial litigation and defending claims relating to drugs and medical devices and catastrophic injury claims.

Mr. Hands graduated from Miami University with a B.A. and his J.D. is from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is a member and past president of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

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