Rita Maimbourg Elected Legal Aid Board President
Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that partner Rita Maimbourg has been elected board president of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Ms. Maimbourg is a longtime Legal Aid supporter and member of its Board of Directors.
Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for low-income, vulnerable clients by providing legal services at no cost, helping to ensure fairness for all in the justice system. It handles cases that impact basic needs such as health, shelter and safety, economics and education, and access to justice. Legal Aid attorneys practice in the areas of consumer rights, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, health, housing, foreclosure, immigration, public benefits, utilities, and tax.
“I’m honored to serve as president of Legal Aid’s Board of Directors and to support its mission of pursuing justice for the most vulnerable members of our community,” Ms. Maimbourg commented.
As she embraces her new role, Ms. Maimbourg is particularly interested in the results of Legal Aid’s 2021 Community Needs Assessment, conducted by The Center for Community Solutions.
“Since we know that there are unmet legal needs in the population we serve, I am looking forward to hearing the results … so that we can re-adjust our strategic plan if necessary to make the biggest impact on the community,” she said.
Ms. Maimbourg represents hospital systems and physicians in professional liability actions in Northeast Ohio and defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in courtrooms across the United States. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized in legal publications including Benchmark Litigation – where she is listed among the Top 250 Women in Litigation – as well as Who’s Who Legal, LMG Life Sciences, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Ohio Super Lawyers® – where she is listed among the Ohio “Top 50: Women” and Cleveland “Top 25: Women” Super Lawyers. Ms. Maimbourg received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Order of the Coif, and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh.