CLEVELAND—LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire
Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today that one of its partners, Inajo Davis Chappell, has been appointed by Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner as one of three election officials to the Board of Voting Machine Examiners. Under state law, board members serve during the secretary of state’s term and are responsible for examining voting systems to ensure they meet all legal criteria. In addition, board members will make recommendations to the secretary of state on which voting systems should be certified and decertified for use.
Ms. Chappell chairs the firm’s Nonprofit Group. She represents for-profit businesses as well as public institutions and nonprofit entities. Her legal expertise focuses on various aspects of corporate law, general business and real estate development, construction, financing and contracts. Ms. Chappell has served as bond and company counsel to a variety of government and corporate clients. She has particular expertise representing school districts in the provision of educational programming and services to disabled students. An active civic and community volunteer, she serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. In April, Ms. Chappell was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Ulmer & Berne LLP, established in 1908, is one of Ohio’s largest law firms. The Firm was recently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s most recent survey of corporate counsel as one of only 85 firms nationally that “delivers the best value for the dollar.” Also, in a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer & Berne has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm®. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the US and abroad received this distinction.
A full-service firm with over 180 attorneys in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ulmer.com.