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Trial Attorney William Eadie
I am a trial lawyer who helps families hurt by caregiver carelessness–such as nursing homes and hospitals–and hold the wrongdoers accountable. Some people–even some trial lawyers–think people in nursing homes don’t matter, and their lives are not worth much. I know better. When a nursing home breaks its promise to provide good care to someone’s mother, father, sister, or brother, and refuses to take responsibility, I’m proud to help the family hold them accountable.
My greatest joy in this work is not just getting answers and results for those families, but helping them make sure it does not happen to someone else next time.
I understand how the business of medicine can harm people, when corporations put their own profits ahead of providing quality care. Along with my law degree, I earned a business degree (MBA) from the Weatherhead School at Case.
Besides obtaining multi-million dollar nursing home verdicts, I can help defend those results if there is an appeal. I’ve argued cases before the Eighth and Ninth Ohio Appellate District Courts, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.
I am an Ohio native raising three daughters with my wife, Christine, in the Gordon Square neighborhood. I volunteer in Cleveland Public Schools, working with high-schoolers to learn about our Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities under the U.S. Constitution as part of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3Rs program. I also serve on the CMBA’s 3Rs steering committee.
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Trial Attorney Michael Hill
I am a trial lawyer who helps regular people take on the nursing home industry–a multi-billion dollar industry–when their loved ones are killed by poor care. I’m licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but I handle cases across the country.
Had something bad happened to a family member of mine when I was a child, my family wouldn’t have known who to turn to, what to do, or who to believe. We were regular people.
The whole point of my career is to give people like my family a chance to be heard–a shot at holding a massive and often callous industry accountable.
When people experience trauma and grief, their world can begin to unravel. I’m satisfied knowing that I’m helping people and standing up for them when they feel like no one else will. I’ve been blessed to help many great people and clients. I remain close with many of my clients long after their cases end.
While I’ve won many awards and honors for my accomplishments in the courtroom, it’s knowing that I’ve been able to help people through their most difficult times that gives my job meaning.
Born in Flint, Michigan, I’ve witnessed the devastating effects that unchecked corporate greed can have on a community. The for-profit nursing home industry is no different. At their best, nursing homes make money by delivering the services that they promise to. There’s nothing wrong with that. At their worst, they are profit-generating machines making money at all costs and without regard for the carnage they leave in their wake. I see much more of the latter than the former. As a trial lawyer, I’m the one who can check that greed and restore a fair playing field. Where I’m from, everyone’s entitled to a fair fight.
I received my undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Oberlin College where I was also a running back on the football team (which feels like ancient history at this point). I earned my law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
My primary residence is in Lakewood, Ohio, but you might also find me in the hills of West Virginia or traveling in Central or South America. I love backpacking, kayaking, skydiving, and pretty much anything outdoors.
I have a very simple motto I try to live by, “always be kind and never be afraid.” If I can look back on my life and know in my heart that that’s how I lived, I’ll be pretty happy.
Clients on Michael Hill
Trial Attorney Michele Larissey
I am excited to apply my 20-plus years of experience in defending corporations and insurance companies to assist Eadie Hill’s clients in obtaining justice when they or their loved one are injured at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility. My own personal experience with two grandparents that spent their last days in nursing homes drives my passion for our firm’s mission.
I obtained my law degree from the University of Denver while my husband served as an active duty member of the US Air Force, stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. I am a St. Louis, MO native and previously obtained a business degree in marketing from the University of Missouri. Cleveland, OH has been my home for over 20 years and counting. Go Browns!
My husband Ken and I live in Strongsville, OH, where we have raised our college-aged son and daughter. In my free time I enjoy reading, working out at Orangetheory, and spending time with my family.
Clients on Michele Larissey
Settlement Paralegal Erin Ulrich
I am a settlement paralegal for Eadie Hill dedicated to helping families get accountability when nursing homes hurt or kill their loved ones.
I graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 with a double major in English Literature and Gender Studies and a minor in Religion. I first became interested in legal advocacy work while volunteering for the Michigan Women’s Justice and Clemency Project in undergrad and am thrilled to be a part of a growing firm dedicated to fighting systemic inequality. When I’m not working, I love to hike, spend time with my family in Pennsylvania, and volunteer with Seeds of Literacy.
Settlement Paralegal Jenna Schmidt
I am beginning my position as a paralegal for Eadie Hill to ensure that loved ones of wrongfully harmed or killed nursing home patients receive justice for the devastating pain caused by nursing home corporations. I come from a large family — to be exact, I am the youngest of seven children — and many of my close family members have either lived or worked in nursing homes/hospitals, and we have experienced the distress that comes with improper care and inadequate employee resources.
In June of 2020, I graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, modified with Religion, and a minor in Philosophy. Throughout my high school and college career, I have been dedicated to advocating for those that are less fortunate, whether that be through physically volunteering, donations, or other organizational contributions. Eadie Hill provides a space for me to maintain this passion for helping those who are wrongfully disenfranchised, which I am incredibly excited about.
Currently, I live in rural north-Iowa with my parents, but am planning to move to Cleveland in the coming months to live with my best friend and be closer to my boyfriend who is a second-year medical student at Case. My non-work hobbies include appreciating all-things-music (whether going to concerts in non-pandemic times, playing trombone, or just listening to my favorite artists), playing with my two adorably mischievous kitties (Gibby and Squishy), spending time with family and friends, playing darts, and enjoying the outdoors!
Settlement Paralegal Noelle Lewis
I am excited to start as a paralegal with Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers. A firm like Eadie Hill should not have to exist, but it is reassuring to know that the nursing home industry is held accountable for any wrongdoing. I am passionate about helping others and knowing the work I do is impactful. I know this position will be extremely rewarding and I am thrilled to work with a team that has a great mission and excellent values.
I attended Florida State University where I received my bachelor’s in psychology and criminology and my master’s in criminology. Throughout college, I worked as a researcher for a company that focused on criminal justice and homeland security issues. One of the main goals of my job was to advance mental health and wellness in the law enforcement community.
I currently live in Melbourne, Florida, less than ten minutes from the beach, where I spend much of my free time. Outside of the office, I am constantly playing beach volleyball. It is a great stress reliever and the group of people I play with are fantastic people. I also enjoy running and will never pass an opportunity to go on a fun run in my community or run with friends.
Settlement Paralegal David Maluf
I’ve always been passionate about giving people a voice when others try to silence them through money and power. I’m working at Eadie Hill to help those whose family members have been wronged take on big nursing corporations to gain a sense of closure and foster real change to create a safer environment for all.
I recently graduated from American University with a double major in Political Science and Economics and a minor in Philosophy. I entered the legal field because I want to touch individual families’ lives while generating systemic changes that lay the groundwork for a better world.
I’m born, raised, and based in New York City. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, painting, playing tennis, and going to concerts/listening to music.
Litigation Paralegal Lisa Joyce
I’ve been a personal injury paralegal since 2002. People generally don’t call a lawyer because something good has happened in their life. I’ve unfortunately learned that all too often, it wasn’t just someone’s “time to go” or that “things just happen,” needing a closer, legal, look at the situation. Knowing that I’ve been able to offer them help, find answers to their questions about the incident that brought them to us, and provide some closure to what can be a terrible situation is what keeps me working in the legal field.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2001 with a degree in linguistics. I later also completed a degree in German. Fate brought me to the legal profession.
I live in western Massachusetts with my husband and two children. If I’m not dyeing, spinning, or knitting yarn, I’m busy renovating our 100-year-old house or vending at local renaissance faires. I’m a diehard New England sports teams fan, happy to chat about the Red Sox, Pats, or Bruins anytime.
Litigation Paralegal Mike Donnelly
I believe strongly in justice for those who have been wronged, but even more so in reforming the systems which caused the injustice in the first place. I am excited to take on this role as a Settlement Paralegal here at Eadie Hill and help ensure that the families of those who have been victims of neglect are both given the support that they need, and that the institutions which failed them are held accountable. My family has been lucky enough to be able to support our loved ones into their old age without the help of assisted living facilities, but I am proud to be working to make sure that those who do need this assistance, can rely on them with peace of mind.
I graduated from The University of Virginia in May 2020, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media Studies. My focus in both of these majors (and throughout my whole education) was, and remains, storytelling. I pride myself on fully analyzing stories, identifying and empathizing with conflict, and amplifying the voices that may have been neglected. I am passionate about both listening and telling my owns stories, and believe this trait will aide me in my position here at Eadie Hill. I am driven by a natural, insatiable curiosity to learn and comprehend as much as I can, and am not satisfied until I know everything there is to know about a given subject.
I currently live in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia, where I love to explore our beautiful river, city, and surrounding areas. In my free time, I am long-suffering sports fan, bound since birth to the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers. My curiosity bleeds into my leisure time as I also enjoy reading, watching documentaries, and quizzing myself through trivia and Jeopardy.