Congratulations to partner Casey R. Johnson who was awarded with a Unity Award from the Minority Bar Coalition!
Unity Awards honor members who have shown dedication to working in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession. Casey is being recognized as the representative from the Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee, an organization which he served as chair in 2016 and 2017.
In September, Casey was honored with the “Be the Change” award at the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity In Service Celebration! The event was sponsored and hosted by Chapman University Fowler School of Law as well as Cromwell & Moring.
We are so thankful to have attorneys like Casey who work overtime to champion the importance of diversity! For a full list of organizations our firm is involved in, click here.
Aitken Aitken Cohn is, once again, one of the 50 most charitable companies in Orange County! The Civic 50 Orange County is presented by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) in partnership with OneOC and provides a “local standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the community where they do business.” Orange County honorees were determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored.
OCBJ and OneOC selected companies based upon four factors of community engagement: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact. Furthermore, they broke down honorees into three categories: small, medium and large.
Office Administrator Deborah Miller and Associate Atticus Wegman attended the special honoree luncheon on Thursday, October 11, 2018. They accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
From donating money and sponsoring events, to serving on the boards and offering free legal expertise, Aitken Aitken Cohn attorneys enjoy giving back and support organizations that provide services to those in need. For a list of organizations Aitken Aitken Cohn supports, click here.
We would like to thank the OCBJ and OneOC for recognizing our efforts in the community for another year. Most importantly, we look forward to many more years serving our community.
Read more about the award here.
Full list of 2018 honorees below:
Aitken Aitken Cohn Associate Attorney, Megan Demshki, was recently awarded with the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court’s Biddle Book Award for 2017-2018!
The award—named in memory of Louise Biddle, former executive director of the Inn and the Riverside County Bar Association award—is given “to an outstanding attorney who exemplifies the goals of the Inn and for his or her professionalism and dedication to the legal community.”
When asked how she felt about receiving the award, Megan replied, “I am surprised, and humbled, to be recognized by our Inn with the Biddle Book award. My first year with our Inn has been nurturing, informative and a whole lot of fun! I feel more connected to our legal community, especially with people who practice in other areas of the law. I look forward to the years ahead with the Deegan Inn of Court.“
In addition to her membership in the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, Megan is also an active member of the Riverside County Bar Association, the Western San Bernardino Bar Association, and recently graduated from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce’s Leadership Riverside program. She also sits on the board of the Riverside County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Aitken Aitken Cohn commends Megan for her efforts in Riverside and we are excited to continue to expand our presence and involvement in the Inland Empire!
Check out the blog written about Megan Demshki and her award below:
Earlier this month, Aitken Aitken Cohn was honored to sponsor the 2018 CAOC/CAOIE/OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar once again. In addition to sponsoring this premier Inland Empire legal event, our attorneys were honored to have been asked to speak at the event.
Partner Wylie Aitken presented in the Masters: Persuasion class on “What Trial Lawyers Can Learn From “Mad Men” and Madison Avenue”, sharing different ways in which lawyers can use marketing tactics to win their cases in the courtroom.
Palm Springs Seminar Committee Member and Aitken Aitken Cohn Partner Casey Johnson shared his best tips and tricks in “Effectively Deposing Defendants”, and Partner Darren Aitken spoke on the government tort issue of “Overcoming Design Immunity”.
Furthermore, attorney Megan Demshki moderated the panel “Trial Tricks from the Trenches”.
Our firm is honored to have been able to participate in one of the most important knowledge-sharing legal events in the Inland Empire and look forward to continuing our support in more local, legal, and community events in the area.
Read more about all the organizations we support in Riverside, San Bernardino, and the rest of the Inland Empire here.
Aitken Aitken Cohn attorney Megan Demshki was officially sworn in by the Honorable Judge Ochoa of the San Bernardino Superior Court as the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire’s 2017-18 Secretary. Megan will be serving the organization alongside eight other board members to help support the mission of the CAOIE for the upcoming year.
Megan was also featured on the cover of this month’s issue of the Riverside Lawyer Magazine for her involvement in the Riverside County Bar Association’s Barristers Board for 2017-18.
Getting involved in our local organizations is just one way we give back to our communities, and we look forward to seeing Megan continue to accomplish great things in the Riverside/Inland Empire area!
Check out the other organizations our attorneys are a part of in the Inland Empire here.
The Orange County Business Journal in conjunction with CivicOC announced the honorees for the 2017 Civic 50 Orange County – and Aitken Aitken Cohn was recently recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County!
Aitken Aitken Cohn is honored to be recognized for our contributions to the community along with companies such as the Disneyland Resort, Kaiser Permanente, and Wells Fargo & Co. Each year, attorneys at Aitken Aitken Cohn donate and support organizations that providing much needed services to those in need, and spend hundreds of hours working on pro bono matters and charitable activities, including serving on boards and committees for both legal and community organizations, providing free legal advice, and lecturing on pertinent legal topics.
Since 2012, The Civic 50 has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the country each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact which is independently administered and scored. Companies are selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact. The full list of the inaugural Civic 50 companies are below:
The inaugural Civic 50 OC Awards Luncheon will be held October 19, 2017 at the Hotel Irvine, and representatives of Aitken Aitken Cohn will be in attendance.
Read more about this award at the One OC website here.
We thank the Civic 50 Orange County and the Orange County Business Journal for the distinction and look forward to continuously giving back to our community!
Check out the organizations Aitken Aitken Cohn supports here and other awards the firm has won throughout the years here.
Please help us to raise funds for Brain Injury survivors and their families. We invite you to join us at the 12th Annual Ryan’s Reach Golf tournament, an exciting day filled with golfing followed by a silent auction, a live action, dinner and entertainment. This annual charity golf tournament raises over $100,000 annually to benefit the families and survivors of traumatic brain injury, a group in which there is a serious lack of funds to support the high cost of treatment.
This year, we were able to secure the tournament at the newly renovated and exclusive Santa Ana Country Club. We are happy to be able to offer a location that is more central to the Orange County area along with the chance for golf enthusiasts to play at the exclusive course.
Ryan’s Reach is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization honoring the name of Ryan Corbin (Pat Boone’s grandson) who suffered a severe TBI, having survived a fall. Ryan’s recovery has been a miracle and encouragement for others. Although Ryan personally is financially secure, his entry into the world of TBI brought forth attention to the fact that most families are not as fortunate and a TBI wreaks havoc not only on their finances but on their loved one’s ability to recover.
Funds raised assist in providing both rehabilitation and home care, including respite relief. Much of the proceeds are directed to High Hopes Head Injury program, itself a 501(c)(3), that provides daily rehabilitation services to the TBI community. Other funds are directed to the operation of Ryan’s Reach R&R, a licensed Tustin home ready to
provide care for the TBI community.
Register online here
When local High School student Maddie Tumbarello called our office asking the firm to consider sponsoring her at the YMCA national mock trial competition, the partners unanimously agreed. And when a referring attorney asked us to sponsor the Hillcrest High School Boys baseball team in Riverside, once again the partners jumped at the opportunity to help.
From donating to Orangewood Children’s home, sponsoring the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County and the Girl Scouts of OC, supporting future generations has always played an enormous role the firm giving back to the community.
Maddie went on to win eight of her ten cases in appellate court and earned a perfect score on her last round acting as a justice. Meanwhile the Hillcrest High School Boys Baseball team won fifteen season games, including nine in league play. We couldn’t be prouder at their accomplishments and we look forward to continuing our support for students in the upcoming years.
Check out more of the organizations our firm gives back to every year here.
Attorneys Ashleigh Aitken, Darren Aitken, and Casey Johnson will all be speaking at this weekend’s CAOC Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. Engaging, entertaining and incredibly informative, Ashleigh, Darren and Casey are known to be some of the best public speakers when it comes to the law. Be sure to catch their presentations this weekend if you are in attendance:
- Friday, November 11, 2016 (8:15 to 9:15 AM)
- Ashleigh E. Aitken
“Friends And Ethics In The 21st Century”
- Friday, November 11, 2016 (3:30 to 5:00 PM)
- Darren O. Aitken (In lieu of Wylie A. Aitken)
“The Creative Use Of Facts And Law To Obtain Punitive Damages In A Variety of Cases”
- Saturday, November 12 (9:25 to 10:25 AM)
- Casey R. Johnson
“Who We Are v. Who We Think We Are — Diversity In The California Legal Profession”
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For the third year in a row, Aitken Aitken Cohn put on our jogging shoes and went out to support Maureen Aitken, wife of partner Chris Aitken, and all of the breast cancer survivors and families at the Orange County Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2016 event in Newport Beach this weekend! Among the many who attended were Wylie Aitken, Bette Aitken, Chris Aitken, Ashleigh Aitken, and Michael Penn.
Not even the scorching heat could bring down the spirits of all of us who came out to run/walk in the annual 5k. Just two years ago, Maureen Aitken underwent her final treatments for breast cancer and came out a survivor! This past weekend, Maureen placed second out of all of the survivors in the 945 am race. We are all incredibly proud of her accomplishment and are inspired by her incredible resilience, courage and strength.
Check out the full list of nonprofit organizations our firm is committed to helping.