Bordas & Bordas has announced an attorney's recent appointment to the Board of Directors of Harmony House Children's Advocacy Center. John Artimez, who assists with complex personal injury and insurance bad faith litigation at the firm, has been selected to serve on the Board. Harmony House offers a comprehensive, child-focused program based in a facility that allows prosecutors, law enforcement, child protective service workers, medical and mental health professionals and victim advocates to work together to strengthen the community's response to child abuse. Harmony House exists to ensure that no child is further victimized by systems intended to protect her or him. Located in both Wheeling and St. Clairsville, Harmony House has been helping children for the past 11 years. Artimez demonstrates a longstanding and fervent interest in the protection of children. He has worked with Harmony House for many years in his capacity as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children, and also in the prosecution of sexual offenders during his time as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Marshall County. Artimez, who also serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Child
Advocacy Network, feels extremely fortunate to have received the chance to help victimized children again. "Being selected to serve on the board of directors for Harmony House is a tremendous honor," Artimez said. "I can't think of a more important responsibility than helping to protect the children of the Ohio Valley. I am proud and humbled to be a part of such a great organization." Jamie Bordas, managing partner of the firm, said he is pleased with Artimez's opportunity. "John will be a significant asset for the Harmony House," Bordas said. "His past experiences and present dedication to the well-being of child victims will be beneficial to the association's goal and message."