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Margaret M. Metzinger

Partner

Overview

Maggie has more than 23 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of matters including will contests, estate planning, probate administration, trust administration and complex civil cases, including mass torts and employment matters. 

Maggie was instrumental in bringing the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“JPML”) to Cleveland for the first time for the JPML bi-monthly hearings. She planned and organized the three-day event along with judges from the Northern District of Ohio, members of the Federal Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Maggie was approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a Mentor for its Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, a program designed to elevate the competence, professionalism and success of new Ohio lawyers by improving lawyering skills including listening and communication skills, ethical considerations and emphasizing the importance of community involvement. In addition to giving back to the law profession, Maggie is also dedicated to serving the community in various volunteer roles with various nonprofit organizations such as The Arc, the world’s largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and Hattie Larlham Community Living, an agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with severe and profound disabilities through its commitment to education, comfort, joy and achievement.

Practices

    • Successfully obtained a court order vacating an arbitration award in favor of an employee against her employer.
    • Successfully represented executor and settled a will contest action brought by disinherited heirs of the decendent.
    • Successfully defended the executor in a dispute amongst the heirs of a decendent’s estate.
    • Successfully represented trustee in multi-million dollar divorce matter where the wife ineffectively attacked the validity of the trust in an attempt to increase the value of the marital estate.
    • Successful trial and appellate work regarding a post-decree high-profile custody dispute where the court awarded sole custody to the father.
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Hiram College, B.A., 1987

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Southern Disctrict of Ohio, Western Disrict of Pennsylvania, Arkansas
  • Professional Affiliations

    • The Supreme Court of Ohio—Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program (2016)
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (1995-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (1996-Present)
    • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division—Mediator (2015-Present)
    • Commission on Professionalism Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program (2013-Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Ho Mita Koda, a camp for children and young adults with Type 1 Diabetes – Fundraising and Pro Bono Volunteer (2007-Present)
    • Hartie Larlham Community Living—Board of Directors (2006-2018)
    • MDL Conference—Planning Committee (2012)
    • The Arc, Greater Cleveland—Planning Committee Member for 50th Anniversary Gala (2012)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2018; 2019)
    • Recipient of the Trial Advocacy Award from Spangenberg, Schibley & Liber (1995)
    • Maggie is a frequent panelist and speaker at various mass tort litigation conferences held throughout the country, including San Diego, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX.