With 39 years of litigation experience and as a Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Richard Lillie has successfully handled numerous civil and criminal defense matters in areas ranging from fraud and computer hacking to securities fraud and tax evasion, to trade secrets law and probate litigation.
In the civil arena, he has handled cases involving employment issues, shareholder disputes, trade secret violations, professional malpractice, conversion, and bad faith.
Lillie served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Cleveland from 1982 to 1987 and also serviced as a Common Pleas Judge in 1998, having been appointed by then-Governor, United States Senator George Voinovich.
Lillie has also served as Law Director and Assistant Law Director for several Northeast Ohio municipalities, and as a Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General and the Ohio Secretary of State.
Attorney Lillie, who also holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He taught classes in trial advocacy and evidence at both law schools for almost two decades.
Richard Lillie is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, New York, and the District of Columbia and numerous Federal courts.
Awards: Lillie has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and as a Fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America (membership is limited to 3500 Fellows in the nation representing less than one half of one percent of American lawyers.)
Gretchen Holderman has been in practice for 26 years. She has spent considerable time focusing on commercial, criminal, corporate, and municipal law. Gretchen's litigation experience is in state and federal court in both civil and criminal cases.
Gretchen Holderman has extensive research, writing, and negotiation experience, and experience in writs of Habeas Corpus as well as numerous Extraordinary Writs to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Gretchen has likewise prepared and presented numerous appellate briefs and/or oral arguments before Ohio District Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits; as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Gretchen Holderman is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.