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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
Michael Hill has been described as a generational attorney with numerous 7 figure trial verdicts and settlements. Michael has met the stringent Super Lawyers standard, voted by his peers as one of the top 2.5% of attorneys in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Michael has been rated by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and one of the Top 100 lawyers overall in 2023, his first year of eligibility. The National Trial Lawyers Association has also rated Michael as one of the Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Top 10 Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers.
Michael was selected as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” for the state of Ohio by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and was given the “Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award” by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA).
Recently, the international organization AI Legal honored Michael as the “Most Dedicated Nursing Home Prosecution Trial Attorney (Midwest USA).” The Midwest region includes such major metropolitan areas as Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland.
He is a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum for consistently reaching multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts.
Michael is an invited lecturer across the country on trial tactics and has been published numerous times in peer reviewed academic journals and publications.
Michael represents families across the country in wrongful death cases caused by severe neglect and abuse that occurs at nursing homes. Born in Flint, Michigan, Michael attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio where he was a running back on the football team and graduated with a degree in Philosophy. He attended law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was published multiple times in national peer reviewed academic journals.
Michael is the co-founder of Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers. Michael lives in Peninsula, Ohio. When not in trial, Michael spends the bulk of his time traveling, particularly in Central and South America.
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.
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Trial Attorney Matt Mooney
I am a trial lawyer with a background of representing patients who have been harmed by medical neglect, and the loved ones of patients who passed away as the result of healthcare providers’ negligence. With Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, I apply my skills to hold nursing homes and assisted living facilities accountable when they cause harm to their residents through neglect and abuse. I seek to challenge the eldercare industry’s practice of putting profits over people, by showing that providing poor quality care at the cost of residents’ health and safety doesn’t pay.
I was born in Odessa, Texas but grew up in the small town of Medina, Ohio. My parents were healthcare workers, and pushed me to consider a career in healthcare. While I was pursuing my undergraduate degree at the University of Akron, and throughout much of my J.D. studies at the C. Blake McDowell School of Law at the University of Akron, I worked as a nurses’ aide in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital. There, I witnessed many patients coming from nursing homes and assisted living facilities in terrible health. We could often tell which facilities patients came from based on their condition – certain facilities gained a reputation for sending us residents covered in bedsores, profoundly malnourished or dehydrated. This experience made me acutely aware of the crisis of compassion in our nursing homes, and the importance of accountability where providers cause profound harm.
Currently I live in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland with my fiancée, Samantha. We often visit my parents, sister, and young nieces in Batavia, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. In my free time, I keep up on current events and politics and like to read about political movements in American history. I enjoy taking hikes in the area metro parks with my dog, Chili (chow-chow) or sailing on lake Erie. I also volunteer with local organizations that distribute food and other essentials to those in need.
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Case Manager Lisette Linares
I currently reside in San Diego, California and have lived here since 2015. I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. I went to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Legal Studies. After moving to California, in 2017 I went back to school to obtain a Paralegal Certificate at the University of San Diego. In my last position, I was a Hearing Representative/Paralegal for Workers’ Compensation Asbestos cases.
Aside from my being a part of the legal industry, I also create art. I have been doing so since I was a kid and also went to a High School that specializes in the Arts. I love all forms of art by any means of how you choose to create it. I see most of the outside world through a creative lens.
I was excited to hear that I got the position at Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, because of the amazing work they do. My grandmother was a big part of my life. She was more like a Mother to me in every sense of my upbringing. So, I share a deep understanding and appreciation for the firm’s mission and values. It feels great to now say that I am a part of the Eadie Hill team!
My 7 year old daughter is a big part of my life. When I am not working or creating- I enjoy spending all of my time with her. I love introducing her to art, projects, expression, creation, dance, music, yoga, meditation… all of the things that will shape her. We love to have fun together and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Settlement Paralegal Melanie Betancourt
I love to help those around me and I have always had a great passion for law. I obtained my Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Paralegal Technology at Central Piedmont Community College.
My family is everything to me and it pains me to know that nursing homes can be so harmful. I am excited to know that I am working with such a great team to help the families of those harmed by nursing home abuse.
I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I currently reside. I am a new mom to a beautiful baby girl and nothing brings me more joy than to watch her grow. Outside of the office I love to spend time with my family, craft, cook and travel.
Settlement Paralegal Esther Novak
With a background in legal fields involving medicine, I am passionate about helping those affected by negligence related to the medical field. Not only am I able to help with facilitating a successful legal claim, but I am also able to offer support and validation when others have dismissed a client’s concerns.
My education includes a Bachelor’s of Arts in Violin Performance, and an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.
I am grateful to be able to incorporate my love of music and athletics into my life as a music instructor and a competitive triathlete.
Litigation Paralegal Tricia Miller
I currently live in Northeast Missouri with my three year old son. I have an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from North Central Missouri College.
I have always had a strong urge and passion for helping the eldery and those that are unable to advocate for themselves. That passion grew stronger after learning of my grandpa’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. After several years of watching him struggle, the decision was ultimately made to put him in a Nursing Home where he later died from abuse and neglect. Unfortunately because of Covid laws protecting nursing homes, my family was unable to take action and get the justice we so desperately wanted. That experience has made me all the more excited to be a part of the Eadie Hill team. I want to make a difference in the lives of the families and better the nursing home system.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time at the lake with my son, reading, spending time with my family, and playing video games.
Litigation Paralegal Alexander Beck
My name is Alexander Beck. I graduated from Charleston Southern University with a BS in Political Science and History Minor. Shortly after graduation I married my high school sweetheart of 8 years and we quickly started our new life in Raleigh, so she could pursue her career as a Physical Therapist. We currently reside in Cullowhee, NC where she is getting to develop that dream into a reality. That’s why I am excited to be a part of Eadie Hill, so I can also begin developing myself for my future career. Eadie Hill is a place that can help shape me into the paralegal I want to be, and I look forward to being the best I can be.
When I am not working toward that goal, I love to spend time with my family and the outdoors. My wife and I have a dog named Duncan that we rescued almost a year ago and we love him dearly. I love to hunt, hike, fly fish, and most recently ride my motorcycle. I love discovering new hobbies and exploring them through many different avenues.
Litigation Paralegal Molly Bladen
I received an Associate Degree in Arts and Science at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, and an Associate Degree of Paralegal Studies at Calumet College of St. Joseph, in Whiting, Indiana. I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, moved to Northwest Indiana in my twenties and transplanted six years ago to the great mitten state, Michigan. I share my life with my husband, Paul, two children, Ollie and Lilly, and our rescue pets, Rowan (Shiba Inu), Chip (Shiba Inu), Eve (Bearded Dragon) and Demeter (DSH).
I am so very grateful and truly blessed to be called to this amazing team. I look forward to being the best version of myself that I can be in this role and in life. My motto has always been to treat others the way you would want to be treated, always choose kindness and leave it better than you found it.
I love to spend time in nature, meditate and study metaphysics, craft, remodel and redecorate our home.