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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.
Clients on William Eadie
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
Litigation Paralegal Emma Buddenhagen
I am a Nursing Home Abuse Paralegal on the Litigation Team, helping our clients navigate their case through the Common Pleas Court.
I work closely with our lawyers to ensure that our cases are always moving forward, bringing justice and relief to families that have suffered from the wrongdoing of facilities that have hurt or neglected their loved ones.
I graduated from THE Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Throughout high school and college, I did not know exactly “what I wanted to be”, I just knew that I wanted to help people. Eadie Hill has allowed me to do just that. I come into work every day knowing that we are working to not only help people that have been hurt, but make sure that this hurt does not go unnoticed and repeated. I am astounded at all that the firm has accomplished, and I am so excited to be a part of their future achievements!
Creativity is one of my passions, I love to practice calligraphy, and I can usually be found crafting some sort of decoration for my apartment. My boyfriend and I recently moved to Lakewood, Ohio (from Columbus) with our two trouble-making cats. Together we enjoy cooking, exploring our hometown of Cleveland, spending time with family, and cheering on our alma mater – Go Bucks!
Settlement Paralegal Lina Girgis
I am a settlement paralegal for Eadie Hill, working to bring justice for those who have suffered at the hands of nursing homes.
I graduated from The Ohio State University in May of 2020 with a double major in Political Science and Gender Studies, and a double minor in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice.
I started out college pre-med and decided to jump into pre-law last minute. I learned a great deal about the structure of our legal system and have been able to apply that knowledge to my position here at Eadie Hill, with the guidance of our attorneys and experienced paralegals.
In my free time, I love to travel to new cities, play tennis, watch movies, and spend time with my family.
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.