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Report: Decatur School Board chair founds all-female law firm

In 2016, the School Board gave Superintendent David Dude money to buy a home. Here's a file photo of the people serving on the School Board at the time the payment was approved. City Schools of Decatur Board of Education: (left to right) Tasha White, Vice Chair Garrett Goebel, Lewis Jones, Chair Annie Caiola, Superintendent Dr. David Dude, and Bernadette Seals. Source: City Schools of Decatur
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City Schools of Decatur Board of Education: (left to right) Tasha White, Vice Chair Garrett Goebel, Lewis Jones, Chair Annie Caiola, Superintendent Dr. David Dude, and Bernadette Seals. Source: City Schools of Decatur

This story has been updated. 

Decatur School Board Chair Annie Caiola has left the Slotkin & Caiola law firm to found an all-female firm, Caiola & Rose, according to the Daily Report.

The company’s Linked-In profile show the firm’s attorneys are Caiola, Meredith Barnes and Elizabeth Barger Rose. Caiola contacted Decaturish and said there are five attorneys working for the firm in all.

“We’re proud that Decatur is the home of a boutique law firm with a national practice,” Caiola said. “This is a great place to work, and well-suited for us since three of our five lawyers live here in Decatur.”

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The firm specializes in franchise law, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property, restaurant risk and crisis management, and business counseling and litigation.

“To put it bluntly: Caiola & Rose plays to win,” the company’s description says. “With their comprehensive research, top-notch written-product and dynamic oral advocacy, the attorneys at Caiola & Rose have a proven record for success. Their advocacy reflects the simple core principles of hard work, perseverance and professionalism – and these values match the firm’s national reputation. While polished, they have grit.”

According to the Daily Report, the firm’s clients include Huddle House, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Focus Brands. To see the full story, click here.

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