Two Dinsmore Attorneys join the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court

September 23, 2014News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl’s Michael Abate and Sarah McKenna have been invited to join the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court.

Membership is offered at various levels depending on experience. Masters of the Inn have at least 16 years of law practice and are comprised of judges and attorneys. Barristers have been practicing for six to 15 years, and Associates are just beginning their legal career with up to five years of experience.

Michael Abate joins in Inn of Court as a Barrister. Abate is Of Counsel to the Litigation Department. Prior to joining the firm, he spent seven years with the US Justice Department in Washington, DC. Abate has extensive experience litigating at all levels of the federal court system and has handled matters concerning a wide range of constitutional, statutory, and administrative subjects.

Sarah McKenna joins the Inn of Court as an Associate. McKenna is a member of the Litigation Department. She practices general civil litigation focusing her practice on business and fiduciary matters, breach of contract and personal injury. Her experience includes product liability, FELA and railroad defense, and commercial litigation issues.

American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the professionalism and ethics of the legal community. Monthly programs provide learning experiences for members and a chance to network with judges and other lawyers. The Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court is the Louisville Chapter of the AIC. Kentucky has two other Inns of Court: the Central Kentucky Inn of Court in Lexington and the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court in northern Kentucky.