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Karen Baytosh
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

50 West Liberty Street, Ste 1090, Reno, NV 89501


Karen M. Baytosh is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP. She has experience in all aspects of insurance defense litigation, with a particular focus on complex litigation matters, including general liability and construction litigation in both state and federal courts in California and Nevada. Ms. Baytosh currently focuses her Northern Nevada and Northern California practice in the areas of construction defect and general liability defense and is the managing partner of the Reno, Nevada office.

C. Michael Bee
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

500 Tracy Way, Charleston, WV 25311, USA


C. Michael Bee, born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1950. B.A. Marietta College, 1971. J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1976. Admitted to West Virginia Bar 1976. Also admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia. Member, West Virginia State Bar. Member, Law School and Admissions Committee, 1988. Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and West Virginia Association for Justice. President, South Charleston Chamber of Commerce, 1987 and 1988. Served on the Board of Directors South Charleston Area Development Corporation; Board of Directors, South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau; served on the Board of Directors, West Virginia Brain Injury Association; Past President West Virginia Brain Injury Association; served on the Board of Directors of the National Brain Injury Association; President\'s Council for National Brain Injury Association; Past Chairman of the Development Committee for the National Head Injury Foundation. Presently, serves on the Board of Directors of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. Elected to Outstanding Young Men of America. Speaks throughout the country on legal issues and funding issues confronting the traumatically brain injured individuals and their families. Mr. Bee has also taught at the University of Florida as an adjunct professor in their professional certification programs.

Paul Bekman
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

300 West Pratt St., Suite 450, Baltimore, MD 21201


Paul D. Bekman enters his fourth decade of practice as one of the most respected trial attorneys in the state of Maryland. Mr. Bekman is a tenacious and successful advocate for his clients\' interests, as demonstrated by the significant number of multi-million dollar awards he has won. The effectiveness of his practice is confirmed year after year by peer professionals. Best Lawyers in America has recognized him as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country since 1989, and locally, Baltimore Magazine has recognized him similarly on multiple occasions. Mr. Bekman has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1993, a distinguished honor achieved by less than 1% of the nation\'s lawyers. In 1997-98, he served as President of the Maryland State Bar Association, the first plaintiff\'s attorney ever to hold that position for the 19,000-member organization. Mr. Bekman enthusiastically shares his expertise with other lawyers and students of the law through bar leadership positions, as a longstanding member of the MICPEL faculty, and most recently, as Chair of the University of Maryland School of Law Board of Visitors. He received the distinguished graduate award in 2010. In 2011, he was recognized as one of the 11 Living Legal Legends by the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

Jalila Bell
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

615, 11 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, USA


Ms. Bell is a well-known securities attorney with a uniquely diverse background from experience representing a wide range of clients in securities and commercial arbitration, litigation and, regulatory matters, from investors to industry professionals. She has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in securities related settlements and awards for her clients. As an aggressive litigator, her unique background enables her to see both sides of the dispute and anticipate the opposition. In her nearly thirty years of experience, Ms. Malecki has handled thousands of investor, intra-industry and employment matters, arbitrations, litigation proceedings and appeals, contested governmental, regulatory, and self-regulatory investigations and hearings, as well as mediations, settlements, Acceptance, Waiver and Consent Orders (“AWC”s) and whistleblower complaints. She has also represented investor and industry witnesses and cooperators before various governmental, regulatory and self-regulatory bodies in hearings and settlements.Ms. Malecki was also the Vice President on the Board of Directors of the PIABA Foundation, an investor educational non-profit group with a mission to educate investors and provide the public with information about abuses in the financial services industry and the securities dispute resolution process.

Jeffrey Bennett
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

198 Maine Mall Rd, #15, South Portland, ME 04106