Archive for the ‘– Smith News’ Category

December 13, 2016

Steve Smith authors article in recent TBA Newsletter

To view the article entitled Understanding Your Coverage: Tips for Evaluating Professional Liability Insurance Proposals, please click here.

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June 2, 2016

Steven R. Smith gives Oral Argument before Supreme Court

On June 1, 2016, Steven R. Smith argued on behalf of our client, an insured, in the Supreme Court of Ohio.  The case, Erie Insurance Company v. Scott L. Smith et al., Case No. 2015-1419, involved the denial of uninsured motorist benefits relative to a “hit and run” accident, and addressed what type of evidence was needed to prove such a claim.   To view the video of the oral argument, please click here.

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January 28, 2016

Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Committee

Steve Smith has been tapped to be the next chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Committee. He will be formally appointed by President-Elect Ronald Kopp and begin his term July 1, 2016.  The insurance committee keeps members up-to-date on the latest insurance industry trends and issues.  The insurance committee sponsors intermediate and advanced CLE on a wide range of insurance topics at the annual convention and a daylong seminar held in August.

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January 26, 2016

Toledo Risk and Insurance Management Society

Mr. Smith spoke on the topic Insurance Coverage: Nuts and Bolts at the January 7th meeting of the Toledo Risk and Insurance Management Society.  The Society is a forum for risk managers and insurance agents to exchange the latest news and ideas regarding the insurance industry.  Mr. Smith’s talk provided an update on how courts deal with insurance coverage disputes.

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January 18, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America

Steven R. Smith was selected to be included in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Insurance Law.  Mr. Smith regularly represents policyholders and claimants seeking recovery against insurance carriers.

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April 15, 2015

Steve Smith Speaker at OSBA Convention

Attorney Steve Smith will present a CLE at the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention on April 30, 2015. Steve will review some of the most common insurance concepts and policies a practitioner will encounter and identify potential insurance coverage pitfalls that attorneys must understand in order to avoid them.

Steve Smith, a partner with Connelly & Collier LLP, focuses his practice on complex business and insurance coverage litigation. Steve is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in Insurance Coverage Law.

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April 1, 2015

Steve Smith Presents Insurance CLE

Steve Smith was a speaker and moderator of a CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona on March 5, 2015. The presentation was sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and was entitled “Detour Ahead: Federal Court Certification of Questions of Insurance Coverage Law to State Supreme Courts.”

Steve Smith, a partner with Connelly & Collier LLP, focuses his practice on complex business and insurance coverage litigation. Steve is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in Insurance Coverage Law.

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September 18, 2014

Connelly & Collier Attorneys Present to Insurance Agents

Janine Avila and Steve Smith recently made a presentation to insurance agents at AAA of Northwest Ohio on the topics of insurance agent liability and the civil lawsuits. Steve and Janine frequently speak to interested groups and businesses on insurance coverage topics and the legal system.

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May 28, 2014

Attorneys Smith and Collier Spoke at OSBA Convention

Steve Smith and Steve Collier presented at the “Basic Insurance and Negligence Law Topics” seminar at the 2014 Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention, which was recently held in Columbus. Attorney Smith’s CLE session was entitled, “Insurance Law Nuts and Bolts,” and discussed the proper way to analyze an insurance policy.  Attorney Collier’s portion of the CLE, entitled “Avoiding PI Litigation Pitfalls and Things That Can Trip You Up,” focused on how to avoid procedural problems that can prevent full recovery in a personal injury case.

 

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February 12, 2014

Steve Smith Appointed to OSBA Insurance Coverage Law Specialty Board

In recognition of Steve Smith’s recent Ohio State Bar Association certification in Insurance Coverage Law and his outstanding service to the OSBA, he was appointed a four-year term to serve on the OSBA’s Insurance Coverage Law Specialty Board, commencing February 1, 2014. The purpose of the Board is, among others, to develop the application for the Insurance Coverage Law Specialty accreditation, set the standards for eligibility, prepare the written exams, and hear appeals.

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