2017 Winter Convention


2017 Winter Convention

November 1-3, 2017

Cleveland, OH


We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Winter Convention will be taking place November 1st – 3rd in the beautiful new Hilton in downtown Cleveland. This new venue with stunning views will provide you the perfect space to learn and reconnect. As Ohio’s #1 association for trial lawyers, we want to provide you the resources your practice needs to thrive in Ohio and be surrounded by the colleagues who will inspire you to succeed.


We have two extraordinary plenary speakers lined up for you.


Benedict Morelli (Thursday)
Benedict Morelli brings over 35 years of knowledge and has tried every kind of civil case.  Mr. Morelli represents clients in Employment Discrimination cases (including racial discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, and gender bias), false arrests, civil rights, complex product liability (including drug product liability – DES, Vioxx, Bextra, Ortho-Evra and Avandia), auto accidents, premises, labor law, and many other types of cases. In each of these areas, Mr. Morelli has gotten multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Morelli has been listed in Best Lawyers in America continuously from 1997 through the present edition. He has also been selected by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as one of New York’s “Superstars.” Most recently, he represented comedian Tracy Morgan and two others after a  trucking accident. Join him as he shares his trucking litigation tips and tricks.

Steve Gursten (Friday)
Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top attorneys handling serious auto accident injury and wrongful death cases, and No-Fault insurance litigation. He is head of Michigan Auto Law, the state’s largest law firm handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases for more than 50 years. Hear him explore how to identify and prove mild traumatic brain injury to adjusters and juries.


For more information on the rest of our line-up, click here.

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Hilton: Cleveland Downtown

100 Lakeside Ave E.

Cleveland, OH


A limited number of hotel rooms are available. To reserve a room, click here or call the Cleveland Hilton Downtown at (216) 413-5000 and use the room block code OAJC.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by program participants received by 5:00pm on Friday, October 27th will be refunded less a $45 service fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 PM on October 27th 2017. Upon request, course materials are available in consideration of tuition paid. The OAJ reserves the rights to modify or cancel a program if circumstances warrant.