Sandusky law firm, Murray & Murray Co., L. .A., has announced partner Leslie Murray has been named to The National Trial Lawyers, Ohio Top 40 Under 40 group. The National Trial Lawyers Association selected 40 of the most accomplished young trial lawyers throughout the State of Ohio. According to the Association: “[s]election is based on a thorough, multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state.” Membership in The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, is an invitation-only honor extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. The Top 40 Under 40 is restricted to only 40 attorneys per state each year. The National Trial Lawyers is a member-driven organization of premier trial lawyers throughout the country.
Bailey Legal Group in Sandusky has announced the addition of Ryan Garman to its staff of attorneys. Garman is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned a number of honors for his legal writing ability and was chosen to mentor and tutor other law students. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Garman.
Kim Stults, RN, MSN, with The Bellevue Hospital’s Health Information Technology & Telecommunications Department, is TBH’s nominee for the 2014 Ohio Hospital Association’s Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award Stults and her husband, Michael, reside in Bellevue. They are parents of two children, Michael and Lorena. The Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award has been given annually since 1996. A total of 74 hospital employees from across Ohio were nominated, with the winner and all nominees to be honored June 10 at a banquet in Columbus.
State Wildlife Officer Matthew Leibengood has been assigned to Sandusky County beginning May 4, according to the Ohio Departments of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Officer Leibengood is a 1995 graduate of Clyde High School in Sandusky County. In 1997, he received his associate degree from Hocking College in Wildlife Management. A 2005 graduate of the Wildlife Officer Academy, Leibengood has served with the Division of Wildlife since 1997. Prior to attending the Wildlife Officer Academy, he worked at the Sandusky Fish Research Station and at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery. Leibengood has been assigned to Seneca County since 2009. As the county wildlife officer, Leibengood will be responsible for enforcing the laws on public lands, as well as private property, and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also contact Ohio sportsmen and women in the field, perform fish and wildlife surveys, advise on nuisance wildlife issues and give presentations on wildlife management, hunter education, fisheries management and trapper education.