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Diane Menashe Profiled in Columbus Monthly: "Columbus Attorney Diane Menashe on Defending William Husel and Other High-Profile Clients"

Ice Miller LLP partner and Director of Pro Bono Activities Diane Menashe was profiled in the Columbus Monthly magazine article, "Columbus Attorney Diane Menashe on Defending William Husel and Other High-Profile Clients."

The article included:

The trial of former Mount Carmel Health System doctor William Husel had entered its fifth week when, on Monday, March 21, 2022, prosecutors put witness Christine Allison on the stand. Allison, the widow of Troy Allison, had been outspoken in her quest for justice for her late husband, allegedly murdered by Husel on July 15, 2018, via a lethal dose of 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl. She was also one of several family members of Husel’s alleged victims asked to testify by prosecutors as they laid out their case that Husel purposefully killed 14 patients, many of them already desperately ill and close to death.

Once assistant Franklin County prosecutor Corinne Buker finished questioning Allison, defense attorney Diane Menashe stepped to the podium for the cross-examination. She was ready. Menashe was a veteran of such moments when a client’s life might depend on the questions she asked over the next several minutes. Menashe had watched video clips of Christine Allison speaking at news conferences about her husband and had kept an eye on her in the back of the courtroom as the trial proceeded. She had no hesitation as she began her questions, which constitute the essence of defense work. Being in front of a jury is “the ultimate physical grind and mental stress, while at the same time being the most incredible rush,” Menashe says.


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