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Attorney Profiles

William C. Livingston, 2012 Student Bar Association Leadership Award; “Have You Been Drinking Tonight Ms. Prynne?” Ohio’s Scarlet Letter for OVI/DUI Offenders: A Violation of First Amendment Protection against Compelled Speech. 59 Clev. St. L. Rev. 745.
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
University: Mercyhurst College, B.A. 2009; Cum Laude
Law School: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law J.D. 2012; Magna Cum Laude Admitted: 2012; Ohio
Memberships: Ohio State Bar Association; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Cleveland- Marshall College of Law Alumni Association; St. Edward High School Legal Eagles, visit the firm’s website:www.bgmdlaw.com

J.Michael Murray, the firm’s managing partner, is listed inThe Best Lawyers in Americain two categories—First Amendment law and white collar criminal defense. His trial experience spans a wide variety of cases, from civil rights actions to personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice cases and various business litigation matters—all in addition to his white collar criminal defense and First Amendment practice. Education:Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D. summa cum laudeUniversity of Notre Dame, B.A.Recognition:Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers;The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-present;Ohio Super Lawyers; Leading Lawyers,Inside BusinessTop Lawyers,Northern Ohio Live Cleveland’s Best Lawyers. For a more complete biography, visit the firm’s website:www.bgmdlaw.com

Lorraine R. Baumgardner has broad experience in a variety of First Amendment and other constitutional law cases and has been involved in successfully litigating a number of civil rights, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability and personal injury suits. Education:Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, American College of Trial Lawyers, College of Wooster, Ohio, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa. For a more complete biography, visit the firm’s website:www.bgmdlaw.com

Mark DeVan has worked vigorously and tirelessly as a criminal defense attorney for clients facing investigation or prosecution in state and federal courts throughout Ohio. He has served as President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and on various committees of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Education:Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D.; Ashland College, B.A.Recognition:American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow;The Best Lawyers in America;Ohio Super Lawyers;Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. For a more complete biography, visit the firm’s website:www.bgmdlaw.com

Steve Shafron possesses a diversity of experience as a litigator who has represented both employees and employers in employment disputes, who has prosecuted civil rights claims, and who has defended a number of clients against criminal charges, in state and federal court. Education:Case Western Reserve University, J.D., Order of Barristers; University of Michigan, A.B. For a more complete biography, visit the firm’s website:www.bgmdlaw.com