Craig G. PeliniCraig G. Pelini
cgp@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 126
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Kristen E. Campbell TraubKristen E. Campbell Traub
kec@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 131
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Kristen spent her days at Duquesne University as a political science nerd. Never quite cracked the code of the one-way street system in Pittsburgh but still loves to return as a visitor to her adopted home city.
As a lifelong Buckeye fan was proud to attend The Ohio State University Moritz College of law. Developed a penchant for euchre, a taste for locally crafted beer, and the knowledge that fat-free dairy products and bread will not yield an edible grilled cheese sandwich.
Happy home life with husband Randy, step-son, daughter, and dogs who believe they rule the world. Loves to travel (although “travel” currently consists mostly of chauffeuring services for daughter and dogs). A next-level multi-tasker.
 


Eric J. WilliamsEric J. Williams
ejwilliams@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 133
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Eric achieved his BA degree, cum laude, from Kent State University in 1995, and obtained his JD degree, cum laude, from the University of Akron in 2000. While in law school, Eric was a member of the Law Review and the recipient of several awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Excellence for his studies in civil procedure, contracts, and international law.

Eric was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 2000, and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio State and Stark County Bar Associations.

Eric is happily married to wife Jen. Jen is happiest when Eric is focused on other things and she can devote herself to her true love, her two dogs. Jen and Eric have three teenage daughters and have come to the inevitable conclusion that they know absolutely nothing. You read that correctly, Eric lives with four wonderful women, three of whom are teenagers. The last time Eric was “right” about anything was 2009.


Paul B. RicardPaul B. Ricard
pbricard@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 129
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Paul joined our firm in 2011 after receiving his JD, cum laude, from Michigan State University. Go Green! During his time in East Lansing, Paul specialized in civil and criminal litigation and was a member of both the Trial Practice Institute and Michigan State College of Law Moot Court Board. He gained early courtroom experience during law school while working for both the Washtenaw County Public Defender in Ann Arbor, and the Wayne County Prosecutor in Detroit.

Prior to attending law school, Paul received his BA from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He has an immense passion for the school and frequently reminds anyone listening that Miami was a University in Ohio when Florida belonged to Spain. While at Miami, Paul was a member of the Miami University Men’s Swimming and Diving Team where he broke three school records in distance freestyle events, won seven individual MAC titles, and finished 18th at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Paul was also named Miami University’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.

Paul currently resides in Copley, Ohio with his wife and son. He and his family are avid sports fans and love exploring all the great parks, restaurants, and activities that Northeast Ohio has to offer.


Craig M. EoffCraig M. Eoff
ceoff@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 134
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When not practicing law or coaching the leaders of tomorrow on a softball or baseball field, Craig can usually be found dutifully exercising his role as our resident college football expert by doing his best to educate the likes of Kyle Johnson, Eric Williams and Paul Ricard on all matters related to college football. Craig shows real passion for many of the things that he does and believes that he must not give up on Kyle, Eric or Paul calling them “great guys that are just slightly misguided”.

Craig M. Eoff came to Pelini, Campbell & Williams in 2015. Craig primarily focuses his practice on commercial/business litigation, and litigation involving title insurance and issues of title insurance agents, labor and employment law, real estate transactions including HOPE VI funded projects as well as the acquisition and disposition of public housing, and business transactions including the purchase and sale of businesses and/or the assets of businesses.

Craig has successfully defended several multi-million dollar claims in Courts throughout Ohio and the United States in his litigation practice. Always aware of the balance between strong, aggressive and smart representation Craig understands the needs of his clients and works closely with them to ensure the most efficient and best use of their resources and time. Craig lives in Green, Ohio with his wife Cristina and their children, Katie and Cameron.

Craig has served as an assistant varsity baseball coach at Green High School and GlenOak High School and loves to talk baseball or football with anyone. Craig is also the head coach of a travel fast pitch softball team for Ohio Lightning and a travel baseball team known as the Eliminators.

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Stark County Bar Association

Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association

American Baseball Coaches Association

Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Ohio Lightning Softball – Head Coach of 14U Lightning White

Eliminators Baseball – Head Coach 11U

 

Education University of Akron, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1999

University of Akron, College of Business, Bachelor of Science Accounting, 1996


Erin E. KellyErin E. Kelly
ekelly@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 138
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Erin currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio and is credited with ending the unprecedented Cleveland sports championship drought. Shortly after moving to Cleveland, she witnessed the Cavs win the NBA Championship and cheered on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Like all loyal Cleveland sports fans, she believes that next year will be the year that the Browns win the Super Bowl.

In 2015, Erin joined the firm after working as a judicial attorney for the Honorable Richard M. Rogers of the Third District Court of Appeals. During her two-year clerkship, Erin drafted numerous judicial opinions on a variety of complex legal issues. Erin is a received her B.A. from Denison University and graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. In 2012, Erin was admitted to the Ohio Bar and was later admitted to the Illinois bar in 2013. She is a member of the Stark County Bar Association as well as the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

In her free time, Erin enjoys CrossFit, traveling, and playing in the firm’s fantasy football league.


Nicole H. RicardNicole H. Ricard
nrichard@pelini-law.com
330-305-6400 ext 127
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After graduating from law school, Nicole returned to her home town and began her legal career as a Magistrate and staff attorney at the Stark County Court of Common Pleas. As a Magistrate, Nicole would often take a “belt and suspenders” approach to her rulings and approach to litigants. After 8 years of presiding over many bench trials and hearings and honing her research and writing skills, Nicole decided it was time to take the plunge into private practice and swim with the “shark” (Attorney Pelini’s nickname).

As a former captain of Ohio State’s swim team, Nicole bleeds scarlet and gray and will happily represent anyone from the “49 states”. Lucky for the firm, she applies an immense dedication and passion to everything in her life, not just the Buckeyes.
When Nicole is not at the office, she and her husband Justin (a felony prosecutor) can usually be found at a sporting event or hanging out with their bulldog Cribley. 


Gianna M. Calzola – HelmickGianna M. Calzola – Helmick
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John E. VincentJohn E. Vincent
jevincent@pelini-law.com
614-389-3605 ext 202
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John received his B.A. in 1993 from Western Michigan University and his J.D. in 1999 from Capital University. He gained admission to the Ohio Bar in 1999 and also has admission before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

He is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, as well as the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Council on Litigation Management. John is also a recipient of the Westfield Insurance Company "Golden Gavel Award" for outstanding Trial results.

John focuses his practice on civil litigation, including political subdivision liability, commercial/business litigation, and general tort liability and has defended claims of bad faith against insurers in courts throughout Ohio.


Joshua R. BillsJoshua R. Bills
jrbills@pelini-law.com
614-389-3605 ext 201
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PRACTICE AREAS
General Litigation
Insurance Coverage and Defense
Worker's Compensation
EDUCATION
Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
Miami University, 1996
BAR ADMISSIONS
Ohio, 1999
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2003
HONORS
Recipient of Westfield Insurance Co.'s "Golden Gavel” award for outstanding trial results.
Ohio Super Lawyer (2014-Present)
Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for Civil Litigation (2010, 2012, 2013)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Lawyers (Board of Trustees Member 2014)
American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board Member 2015-Present)
INTERESTS
Outside of the office Josh enjoys playing golf, studying golf course architecture, oil painting and spending time with his family


Nicholas S. Bobb
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