; Janet Gilligan Abaray | Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission
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Janet Abaray is an attorney and managing shareholder of the Ohio office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, P.C. in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she practices complex civil litigation.

Abaray, a member of the Ohio Bar since 1982, has served as a national lead and liaison counsel in numerous multidistrict litigations involving medical products; appointed lead counsel in class actions involving contract disputes; has acted as trial counsel in major class actions and pharmaceutical litigations; has argued before the Ohio Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of tort reform; and has litigated significant issues concerning employment law, federal preemption, admissibility of expert testimony, arbitration clauses, and class action certification.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, with high departmental honors in English literature. She graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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