Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP officially welcomed two new associate attorneys to the Firm’s Litigation and Construction Practice Areas. Alexa R. Civittolo joined the Cleveland office and Samantha L. Shamhart joined the Columbus office following The Ohio Supreme Court’s swearing-in ceremony on November 13, admitting them to the Ohio Bar. Both served as summer associates at Hahn Loeser in 2022.
“We are very excited to have Alexa and Sam continue their journey with our Firm,” remarked Litigation Practice Co-Chair and Construction Practice Chair Rob Remington. “Many of our current partners and leaders began as summer associates here, much like Alexa and Sam. We look forward to working with them as they develop into the next generation of outstanding Hahn Loeser litigators.”
Civittolo served as a Judicial Extern with the Honorable Judge Kimberly Jolson of the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. She was a Legal Extern for CareSource Office of the General Counsel and served as an Intern, at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio.
Graduating cum laude from The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law, Civittolo earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Human Rights Law, Dean’s Special Recognition as a Public Service Fellow and an Outstanding Online Editor Award for her work with the Ohio State Law Journal. She earned a B.A. in political science and global studies from Seton Hill University, graduating summa cum laude.
Prior to becoming a summer associate, Shamhart worked as a paralegal and law clerk at multiple firms in Columbus. She was exposed to a wide variety of practice areas including business litigation and planning, real estate and development, bankruptcy, domestic relations, probate, government relations, and criminal defense. As an associate, Shamhart now handles cases at all stages of litigation including managing discovery, drafting pleadings, researching and drafting dispositive motions and briefs, and state appellate work.
Shamhart earned her J.D. from Capital University Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the American Law Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Scholarship and Leadership Award. She also served as the managing editor for the Capital University Law Review, and her Note on the mosaic theory of the Fourth Amendment was published in the Law Review. She earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in five classes, including Legal Drafting: Civil Law, Trial Advocacy, Contracts II, Sexual Minorities and the Law, and Origins of Western Law. Shamhart also earned a B.A. in psychology from Denison University.