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Arthur Law Firm Co., LPA.


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Handelman Goodin DeRose
Wentz, LLP


Bordas & Bordas, PLLC


Brian, Zwick, Marchisio & Associates


Elk & Elk


Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty, LLC


The Gervelis Law Firm


Kisling Nestico & Redick


Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co.,. LPA


Leizerman & Associates, LLC


Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC


Meyer Wilson Co., LPA


Murray & Murray Co., LPA


Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA


O'Connor Acciani & Levy, LPA


Rittgers & Rittgers


Plevin & Gallucci Co., LPA


Rourke & Blumenthal


Slater & Zurz, LLP


Robert J. Wagoner, Co., LLC


Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.


Young and McCarthy LLP




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FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Hambley, Eklund to chair committees key to OAJ
Rep. Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) was named chair of the House Civil Justice Committee, where legislation that affects our 7thAmendment rights will be heard. Dr. Hambley has a PhD in history, but is not an attorney. The ranking member or top Democrat on the committee is Rep. Richard Brown, an attorney from Canal Winchester.

Sen. John Eklund (R-Chardon) will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee with jurisdiction over civil justice legislation.  Sen. Eklund is an attorney. The ranking member of the committee is Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati).   

Brinkman, Hackett to chair workers’ comp committees
Rep. Tom Brinkman (R-Cincinnati) was named chair of the House Insurance Committee, where workers’ comp legislation will be heard.   The ranking member on the committee is Rep. Kristen Boggs (D-Columbus).

Sen. Bob Hackett (R-London) will chair the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee, which will hear workers’ comp legislation. The ranking member on this committee is Sen. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus).

Click here to download a roster of the committees with jurisdiction on civil justice and workers’ comp legislation

OAJ meets new BWC Administrator
OAJ WC Section Chair Chelsea Fulton Rubin, Vice Chair Jerry Schneiberg and John Van Doorn recently met with the new Administrator/CEO of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Stephanie McCloud. OAJ raised concerns with settlements, with the number of ADR hearings caused by MCOs, and with access to information on the BWC website.

Official effective date of new laws
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office has announced the official effective dates for most, but not all, of the legislation enacted by the 132nd General Assembly on which OAJ advocated is now available.   For legislation impacting your practice, see the attachment.

Click here to download OAJ Legislative Report – February 14, 2109

Register today and save $100!
Take advantage of our early bird special when you register for the 2019 Annual Convention today! The Convention is May 1st-3rd at the Hilton in Easton. Click here to view this year's speaking lineup and register.

OAJ award and leadership nominations
Nominations for OAJ awards and leadership positions are now open. You can make your nominations with the links below. All nominations must be made by February 28th.

Click here for OAJ award nominations.

Click here for leadership nominations.

Exclusive webinar with Ringler
Join Anne Lawter, a Ringler consultant, on March 13th for a webinar on Qualified Settlement Structures. Anne will discuss the relevant law, strategies for effectively using QSFs, and the process to set it up. The webinar will run from 3:00pm-4:30pm and is $25 for OAJ members. Click here to learn more and register.

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