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Professionals

Paul Flannery

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Paul is a highly experienced and talented attorney. His practice is unique in that he has substantial experience in complex criminal and civil litigation matters, in both federal and state court. As both a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney, Paul has successfully handled a wide array of criminal cases ranging from complex fraud and public corruption matters to violent crimes, including armed robbery and murder. Paul has also successfully represented individuals and organizations in complex business disputes, including those involving professional malpractice, corporate fiduciary duties, real estate, and contract disputes.

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Chris Georgalis

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Chris focuses his practice on federal criminal defense representations, internal investigations and compliance, and complex civil litigation. Chris gained extensive investigation, trial, and appellate experience as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. As an AUSA in Cleveland, Ohio from 2010 – 2017, he investigated and prosecuted many of the highest profile criminal matters in the District. These cases ranged from matters of national security, terrorism, export controls, and cyber security, which are the highest profile and highest priority cases in the U.S. Department of Justice, to massive, multi-defendant fraud conspiracies. Chris also investigated and prosecuted multi-million dollar health care fraud cases, including multi-doctor defendant conspiracies.

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Justin Withrow

Justin Withrow

Justin is a Senior Associate Attorney who focuses his practice on federal, state and local criminal defense representations, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, post-conviction relief and professional licensing defense.  He has extensive experience in a wide array of federal, state and local criminal investigations and prosecutions involving complex healthcare, wire, mail, bank, insurance, and mortgage fraud, public corruption, tax offenses, drug conspiracy and violent crimes including murder. Justin also has extensive experience defending licensed professionals and individuals seeking to seal/expunge criminal convictions from their record that jeopardize employment opportunities, security clearances, international travel and professional licenses.

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Edward Fadel

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Edward is a Senior Associate Attorney who focuses his practice on criminal and complex civil litigation at the Federal, State, and Local levels. Edward has practiced at both the trial and appellate court levels throughout the state of Ohio.  He is a highly experienced trial attorney, having personally tried nearly a hundred cases.  Prior to joining Flannery | Georgalis, LLC, Edward had a distinguished career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County.  As an APA for over eight years, Edward gained experience in an array of sensitive State matters, handling some of the highest profile and complex matters in the County that ranged from Sexual Assaults to Murders to felony DUIs.   

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Emily Mikes

Emily K. Mikes

Emily is an Associate Attorney who focuses her practice on criminal defense, federal criminal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Emily has experience handling cases involving complex issues in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. She also has experience in conducting internal investigations including complex financial matters that involve fraud, embezzlement, and public corruption. Prior to joining Flannery | Georgalis, LLC, Emily assisted various non-profit organizations with legal research related to a variety of issues including state voting laws and lobbying registration requirements. She began her legal career at one of the largest global firms in Cleveland, Ohio handling matters involving product liability consumer class actions, employment disputes, and complex contract cases. She also assisted clients in responding to federal government investigations into health care fraud and illicit kickbacks as well as FCPA violations and embezzlement. 

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Kevin Vogel

Kevin Vogel

Kevin is an Associate Attorney who focuses his practice on sophisticated criminal defense, corporate investigations, complex civil litigation, and regulatory-compliance services. Kevin has represented individual and corporate clients in criminal matters involving complex fraud, import and export controls, obstruction of justice, and cybercrime, among other things. He has played an integral role in thorough and wide-ranging internal investigations for F | G’s corporate clients, including in matters that involve sensitive elements such as whistleblower allegations, public-reporting obligations, and close media coverage. He has represented entities ranging from single-member LLCs to multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar international companies, both public and private.


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Mira Lendel

Mira Lendel

Mira is an Associate Attorney who focuses her practice on federal criminal investigations involving public corruption, securities fraud, health care fraud, and drug conspiracy. Mira earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she served as a Managing Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, the Secretary of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and was named to the Dean’s List every semester. Mira also served as a legal extern to the Federal Trade Commission and was a law clerk in a Cleveland law firm focusing on complex commercial litigation.

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Dee Krupp

Delia Krupp

Dee Krupp is the firm’s Paralegal Supervisor / Office Manager.  She started her career in a small law firm located in downtown Cleveland focusing on providing support to the firm’s partners in the areas of family law, immigration, and civil litigation.  As that firm’s office manager, she was also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the firm.  Dee then worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio where she provided legal support to Chris Georgalis and Paul Flannery in the White-Collar Crime Unit focusing on complex fraud and public corruption matters.  When Paul and Chris left the U.S. Attorney’s Office to start their own criminal defense and complex civil litigation practice, Dee was asked to join them to help grow their business, run the office, and to provide legal support for the firm’s attorneys. 

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Carrie Bennice

Carrie Bennice

Carrie is a highly skilled paralegal with extensive experience working for boutique and mid-size law firms, as well as large corporations.  She focuses her skills in support of all areas of complex criminal and civil litigation matters.  She also has extensive experience in corporate governance and real estate matters.  In addition to her paralegal duties, Carrie provides invaluable support in  the areas of business development and law firm marketing.  She is also very active in her community, volunteering for Destination Cleveland, the Legal Aid Society and is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and International Council of Shopping Centers.  She obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Akron and her Bachelors of Arts from Kent State University.

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Daniel Dever

Daniel P. Dever

Dan is an investigator for Flannery | Georgalis.  He provided more than 30 years of excellent service conducting complex investigations of sophisticated financial crimes as a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.  As a special agent, Dan led complex financial investigations of individuals and businesses in tax evasion, money laundering, and other financial crimes.  His experience also included developing some of the largest securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and food stamp fraud cases in the Northern District of Ohio.  Dan's dedication to thorough and complete investigations guided him then, and he now continues to provide that same level of dedication and expertise to Flannery | Georgalis, LLC.  

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Laurie Boyer

Laurie Boyer

Laurie is a highly skilled investigator with decades of experience conducting examinations, audits, and investigations at the state and federal levels.  Laurie started her distinguished professional career with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Savings and Loans, as a field examiner.  She was with the State of Ohio for 15 years, participating in joint examinations with Federal regulators to ensure compliance with state and Federal regulations as well as to review the safety and soundness of the operation of the institutions. Laurie then worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio's white collar unit for 25 years.  During her tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s office, Laurie worked with agents from virtually every federal law enforcement agency.  Her work included tracing the sources and uses of monies, analyzing complex financial records, conducting critical witness interviews, and preparing for and participating in federal criminal trials.

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Julie Morgan

Julie is an investigator with over 27 years of experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducting complex white collar crime, health care fraud, internal affairs and civil rights investigations. As a Special Agent, Julie investigated all areas of complex white collar crimes, and analyzed bank, legal, medical and corporate documents.  Julie investigated or supervised the investigations of large-scale, interstate, health care fraud conspiracies in multiple districts across the United States.  She has also led the investigation of cases involving bank fraud, murder for hire, identify theft, HIPAA violations, color of law, hate crimes, human trafficking and conducted extensive background investigations.  She has testified in various federal criminal proceedings including grand jury proceedings and jury trials.  Julie served as a Supervisory Special Agent for seven years in the Cleveland Division of the FBI where she was responsible for overseeing Health Care Fraud and Civil Rights Investigations for Northern Ohio. Julie also served as a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters for three years in Washington D.C. in the Office of Professional Responsibility, Adjudications Unit. 

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Phil Slaght

Phil is a Certified Public Accountant with diverse experience and competencies gained from working in public accounting, as well as working internally with businesses in several capacities.  His experiences range from Internal Audit Director for a publicly traded company, specializing in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and process improvement, to Director of Finance helping companies streamline systems and processes, to Interim CFO leading a company through a turnaround situation. As a CPA with decades of public accounting, internal audit, and CFO experience, Phil offers Flannery | Georgalis, LLC clients a unique business perspective and accounting expertise.  Phil regularly participates in internal investigations involving allegations of accounting discrepancies, GAAP non-compliance, tax exposure, earnings management, securities fraud, books and records violations, and money laundering, to name a few.

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