Shumaker expands its Ohio presence with acquisition of insurance recovery group

Shumaker will expand its presence, in Ohio, adding a team of insurance recovery attorneys including 12 partners, associates, paralegals and an e-discovery manager.

As part of the acquisition, Shumaker will open an Akron office where the attorneys will focus on insurance recovery cases throughout the United States, according to a statement.

The team includes the addition of Akron Managing Partner Amanda Leffler and Partners Stacy Berliner, Wes Lambert, Lucas Blower, Drew Miller, Joe Cole and Joe Thacker; Associates Sarah Sears and Michael Class; Paralegals Evelyn Evans-Eck and Rebecca McCoy; and E-Discovery Manager Natalie Bargy. The acquisition took place on May 15, 2023.

Shumaker has nine offices in the U.S. including offices in Tampa and Sarasota.

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