August 2013
Franklin HickmanJanet Lowder and David Myers are selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®.  Franklin is listed in the area of Education Law.  Janet is listed in the areas of Elder Law and Trusts & Estates. She is also listed among the 2013 Lawyers of the Year in Trusts & Estates. David is listed in the area of Elder Law.

Hickman & Lowder is a proud recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.  

June 2013
Lisa Montoni Garvin becomes Vice President of the Family Planning Associaton of Northeast Ohio.

David Myers becomes a member of The Ohio State Bar Association 2012 Bar College.

February 2013
Andrea Aycinena becomes Vice President of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio.

January 2013
Paralegal Carol Culley completed the Elder Care Coordination (ECC) certification program.

Mary McKee joins the Kendal at Oberlin board.

December 2012
Janet Lowder was selected for inclusion in 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers.

November 2012
Hickman & Lowder once again ranked Cleveland Tier 1 in Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 in Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2013.

October 2012
Franklin Hickman is inducted into the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities' Hall of Fame.

September 2012
Janet Lowder is named Best Lawyers' 2013 Cleveland Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year."

August 2012
Elena Lidrbauch becomes a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Janet Lowder (Family & Elder Law) and David Myers (Trusts & Estates) are listed among Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers by LexisNexis® and Martindale-Hubbell® for having reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

May 2012
Janet Lowder receives the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) 2012 Powley Elder Law Award

Janet Lowder and David Myers are once again named Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Elder Law.

April 2012
Elena Lidrbauch is appointed to the Ohio Legal Rights Service by the state House of Representatives.

Lisa Montoni Garvin joins the Breckenridge Village Continuing Care Advisory Board.

January 2012
Janet Lowder joins Franklin Hickman & David Myers as an AV Preeminent Attorney with a 5.0 rating by Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™.

November 2011
Hickman & Lowder once again ranked Cleveland Tier 1 in Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 in Trusts & Estates in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2011-2012.

October 2011
Janet Lowder is elected President of the Special Needs Alliance.

September 2011
Janet Lowder becomes Co-Vice Chair of the Long-Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trust Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.

June 2011
Janet Lowder and David Myers are once again named Best Lawyers in America®.

April 2011
Andrea Aycinena joins the Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio board.

February 2011
Hickman & Lowder ranked Cleveland Tier 1 for Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 for Trusts & Estates Law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for 2010.

January 2011
Franklin Hickman is elected to the board of the Woodruff Foundation.

Lisa Montoni Garvin becomes a member of the Cuyahoga County Advisory Council on Senior and Adult Services' Community Relations Subcommittee.

November 2010
Janet Lowder becomes President-elect of the Special Needs Alliance.

September 2010
Carol Culley becomes a Certified Paralegal through The National Association of Legal Assistants.

Janet Lowder is selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.

August 2010
Judith Saltzman is elected to the board of Milestones Autism Organization.

Janet Lowder and David Myers are once again named Best Lawyers in America®.

Andrea Aycinena joins the firm full-time.  Her practice focuses on probate, guardianship, special education, and related litigation.

Terry Fries-Maloy was accepted into the National Association of Social Workers' Social Work Expert Database.

July 2010
Lisa Montoni Garvin is elected to the board of Rising Star Learning Center.

June 2010
Christy Zeyer is elected President of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals (CAP).

April 2010
Mary-Clarice Kastelic joins Hickman & Lowder as a Medicaid Legal Assistant.  Mary has a strong background in Medicaid, as well as experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Marshals Service.

February 2010
Hickman & Lowder becomes a Certified Green Law Firm by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

November 2009
Hickman & Lowder’s Lorain County office moves to its new location in Sheffield Village.

October 2009
Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, joins Hickman & Lowder as our Care Coordinator. Terry has over 30 years of experience in geriatric acute, long-term, home health, rehab, hospice, and assisted living/retirement care and will assist in the development of our new care planning program for older adults and people with disabilities.

Janet Lowder is elected Vice President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national alliance of disability lawyers.

Lisa Montoni Garvin becomes a Certified OSHIIP Counselor through The Ohio Department of Insurance.

Hickman & Lowder makes plans to move its Lorain County office to 5062 Waterford Drive in Sheffield Village in mid-November. The new location, just north of Lorain County Community College, is well suited to accommodate our clients in western Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

September 2009
Mary McKee is appointed to Hickman & Lowder's Board of Directors. As a participant on the Board, Mary will have direct impact on the management of the firm.

July 2009
Christy Zeyer received her Paralegal Certification through the Ohio State Bar Association. There are fewer than 150 paralegals in the state who have earned this credential, which involves specific eligibility requirements and testing. For more information on OSBA certifications, please visit the OSBA website.

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