Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder, Co., L.P.A. (MRR), is proud to announce the promotion of attorney David M. Smith to partner. David is based in the firm’s Cleveland office.
David joined MRR in 2013 as an associate. He focuses his practice on civil rights and government liability, and employment and labor law, as well as representing clients in a wide range of general liability matters including business disputes. Mr. Smith regularly represents clients in State and Federal Courts throughout Ohio, before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and has successfully represented clients in arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services.
“We are very proud of David’s accomplishments and extremely pleased to welcome him as a partner,” said MRR Managing Partner and President Joe Nicholas. “We look forward to his ongoing contributions to the firm and our clients.”
In addition to his current work, David has considerable experience handling commercial and residential real estate matters, contract disputes, appellate proceedings and administrative appeals. He began his legal career as the City of Cleveland Heights’ Assistant Prosecutor/Assistant Law Director.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute, where he serves as the Civil Rights & Governmental Committee Membership Chair. A graduate of Heidelberg University in 2002, David went on to earn his J.D. from Cleveland State University – Marshall College of Law.