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Nationally Recognized Legal Team Joins Strauss Troy

Attorneys Ron Parry and Robert Sparks Grow the Firm's Litigation Practice

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - January 22, 2014) - Strauss Troy announces that two high-profile litigators, Ron Parry and Robert Sparks, have joined the firm's Litigation Practice Group. The team's paralegal Patty Dold is also on board.

"Ron and Rob are well-respected in the legal community, and they add horsepower to our already strong litigation practice group," said Jim Heldman, president of Strauss Troy. "Due to their nationally recognized work, they will add immediate value in the areas of financial service and insurance-related consumer class-action lawsuits, ERISA issues and consumer law."

Litigation Attorney Ron Parry has tried, to conclusion, more than 50 civil and criminal jury trials, including several jury trials involving class actions. He participated as co-lead counsel in one of the nation's first "paperless" class action trials (Ayers v. Sutliffe, No. CI-90-650, 1992 WL 207235 (S.D. Ohio 1992)). He served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in numerous insurance and consumer class actions, including cases filed against life insurance companies relating to deceptive sales practices, interest crediting practices, cases filed against property and casualty insurers relating to improper claims-handling practices, and cases brought by state employees relating to inadequate distribution of retirement assets. Parry is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky.

He has served in a number of professional positions including: Former President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Former Treasurer of the Kentucky Chapter of ABOTA; Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Justice Association; Master of the Bench in the Potter Stewart Inn of Court in the Southern District of Ohio; Member of the Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Committee appointed by the Kentucky Supreme Court; and as an Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice, at Salmon P. Chase Law School, Northern Kentucky University.

Litigation Attorney Rob Sparks concentrates his practice in civil trial and appellate practice in the areas of consumer class actions, consumer fraud, investment fraud, insurance litigation, and insurance and brokerage matters. Rob has represented people and businesses harmed by fraud and unscrupulous business practices in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has served as court-appointed lead class counsel in several certified nationwide ERISA and insurance litigation class actions. He was named a Kentucky Super Lawyer® in 2008 and has been a member of the Kentucky Justice Association since 1995.

Previously, Parry and Sparks were law partners at Parry Deering Futscher & Sparks, PSC in Covington, KY.

Strauss Troy is a full-service law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, KY. Founded in 1953, Strauss Troy has diverse expertise and a history of proven success. The firm has the right legal professionals, working together as a team, to provide smart, innovative, trusted legal solutions.

Strauss Troy's areas of practice include: Corporate | Business, Criminal | White Collar Defense, Domestic Relations | Family Law, Labor | Employment, Litigation, Municipal | Government, Real Estate | Finance, Tax Planning | Compliance and Trust | Estate Planning.

Strauss Troy is recognized as a leading law firm in the Greater Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky region and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Ranked Law Firm™ in Fortune Magazine. The firm is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best® Law Firm, and many of its attorneys are honored as peer-rated Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorneys, Best Lawyers® in America, Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. The firm is also listed as a top law firm by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

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