Archive for the ‘Bar Association/Community Involvement’ Category

April 17, 2017

Steven Collier Promotes TBA’s Pro Bono Program on Channel 24

On April 13, 2017, Steven Collier appeared on Channel 24’s Better Living to promote the Toledo Bar Association’s Pro Bono Program.  Click here to find out why the pro bono program is so important.

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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 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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October 8, 2014

Steve Collier Chair and Moderator for TBA Bench Bar Conference

Steve Collier serves as the Chair of the Toledo Bar Association 2014 Kiroff Bench Bar Committee and will be a moderator of the TBA Kiroff Bench Bar Conference to be held on October 10, 2014 in Toledo. The topic of this continuing legal education conference will be “The Wild World of Sports (Law),” and will feature sports journalist Christine Brennan; Professor Matthew Mitten; lawyer Christopher Seeger; and former Cleveland Brown and current Common Pleas Judge Richard Ambrose.

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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June 18, 2014

Steve Collier and Janine Avila Mentor

Steve Collier and Janine Avila are participating in the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program.  Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring links experienced attorneys with new lawyers who have recently been admitted to the practice of law.  Mentors and new lawyers meet in person during the course of a year to discuss topics and engage in activities they select from a mentoring plan.  By fostering positive mentoring relationships, Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring seeks to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of Ohio lawyers.  Steve and Janine are proud to have been selected by the Commission on Professionalism of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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June 13, 2014

Attorney Steve Collier Tutor/Mentor

Steve Collier recently attended an appreciation luncheon at the Youth Treatment Center where, for the past 13 years, he has been a tutor/mentor of teenagers who are incarcerated but trying to change their lives.

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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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September 20, 2013

Steve Collier Elected President of Ohio Chapter of ABOTA

On September 20, 2013, attorney Steve Collier was elected President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2014.

ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to upholding the jury system and the constitutional right to a civil trial by jury for all Americans.

Mr. Collier accepted the presidency of the American Board of Trial Advocates because he believes in the principles it supports. The Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution assures the right to a civil jury trial, which Mr. Collier believes is the centerpiece of justice in a democratic society, and the Ohio Chapter of ABOTA is dedicated to educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. It also is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and civility among its members.

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