Archive for the ‘Awards And Honors’ Category

November 15, 2016

Steven P. Collier receives OACTA Respected Advocate Award

Steven P. Collier and OACTA 2016 President, John J. Garvey, III

    Steven P. Collier and OACTA 2016 President, John J. Garvey, III at the awards luncheon

On November 10, 2016 at the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) Annual Meeting Attorney Steven P. Collier received the OACTA Respected Advocate Award. Criteria for the award include, a history of success in civil litigation; the respect and admiration of counsel on the opposing side of the bar; and unfailing adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in dealing with courts, clients and all counsel.

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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 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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January 7, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America

Steve Collier has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty area of Personal Injury Litigation. He has been included since 1997. The Best Lawyers of America is a peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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January 13, 2015

Steve Collier Honored by Toledo Bar Association

The Board of Directors of the Toledo Bar Association recently presented the Robert A. Kelb Distinguished Service Award to attorney Steve Collier. This award is given annually to a member of the TBA who has unselfishly served the Bar Association and its members. The recipient of the award is a person who consistently devotes time and talents in service to the Toledo Bar Association through work on its various committees.

Steve Collier is a trial attorney and partner with Connelly & Collier LLP, who has concentrated his practice over the last 32+ years on Ohio personal injury law.

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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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January 21, 2014

Steve Smith Certified as Insurance Coverage Law Specialist

Attorney Steve Smith was recently certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as an Insurance Coverage Law Specialist. This is the first time the Supreme Court of Ohio has approved specialization of insurance coverage for lawyers. There are over 44,000 licensed lawyers in Ohio, and only 14 attorneys who have earned this specialty certification.

To become certified, one must, among others, demonstrate substantial and continuing involvement in insurance coverage law, submit professional references attesting to their competency in the insurance coverage law specialty area, have earned a minimum of 36 hours of intermediate or advanced continuing legal education credits in the insurance coverage law area, and pass an extensive examination.

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