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Jori Bloom Naegele

(440) 244-4809

Born Cleveland, Ohio, November 29, 1953; admitted to bar, 1980, Ohio and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1986, Colorado; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Education: University of Cincinnati (B.A., cum laude with Honors, 1976), Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1979).

Biography:  Former Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Lorain County, Inc.  (1980 - 1982). Since 1982, engaged in the private practice of law with Robert D. Gary, Esq. and since 1988 with Thomas R. Theado, Esq. and Gary, Naegele and Theado, LLC.  Extensively involved in complex litigation, including the prosecution of major class actions, pension litigation, and complex civil litigation.

Professional Affiliations:  Lorain County Bar Association (President, 1991-1992); Ohio Women's Bar Association (Founding Member and Secretary 1994-1995); Legal Ethics and Grievance Committee of the Lorain County Bar Association; Ohio Supreme Court's Task Force on Gender Fairness; Appointed by former Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher to the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisory Counsel to the Attorney General's Office; Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Trustee, 1994-1995); Former Mediator for the Federal District Court and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Mediator for the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

Community Affiliations:  Anti-Defamation League (Former member and Regional Vice Chair and Former Chair of the Civil Rights Committee); Leadership Lorain County, Class of 1992; Board of Trustees, Leadership Lorain County (1992-1994); Board of Trustees Leadership Ohio (1992-1993); Founding Member, Lorain County's NOW Chapter; Agudath B'nai Israel Synagogue (President, 2001-2003).

Recognitions:  Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the Ohio Supreme Court for work done on behalf of the Joint Task Force on Gender Fairness; Plaque presented by the Ohio Women's Bar Association for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Women Lawyers of Ohio

Publications:  Protecting Your Pension For Dummies (Wiley Publishing Co., July, 2007); Class Action Fairness Act: Winners and Losers (LCBA Legal Times, Lorain County Bar Assoc., January/February 2006).

Practice Areas:
  • Class Actions
  • Pension Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation