Collier Law Group
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Knowledge

Having the knowledge of the law and how the legal system works allows us to confidently resolve legal cases in the best interest of our clients.

Speaking Engagements:

  • UTMC, Department of Psychiatry, “See you in court! . . . Probably not!  The Changing Landscape of Medical Malpractice Claims”  Toledo, Ohio, October 13, 2016.  Speaker.
  • Toledo Bar Association, Appellate Best Practices “Preserving the Record for Appellate Review” Toledo, Ohio, December 11, 2014.  Speaker.
  • Toledo Bar Association, Kiroff Bench-Bar Conference “The Wild World of Sports (Law)” Toledo, Ohio, October 10, 2014.  Moderator.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, “Masters in Trial, a Trial Demonstration” Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 2014.  Speaker and moderator.
  • Ohio State Bar Association, “Avoiding P.I. Litigation Pitfalls:  Things That Can Trip You Up!” Columbus, Ohio, May 1, 2014.
  • Ohio State Bar Association, “Bluffton Bus Crash:  Start to Finish,” Columbus, Ohio, May 31, 2012.
  • Consumer Debt Collection Law for Pro Bono Attorneys (Center for Equal Justice), “Working With Clients in Crisis, Toledo, Ohio December 7, 2011. 
  • Emerging Leaders Council (Legal Aid of Western Ohio), “The Perils and Pitfalls of Civil Litigation, Toledo, Ohio, November 21, 2011.
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy, Ohio Chapter, “Masters in Trial,” Making the Biggest Impact in the Beginning: Crafting and Delivering a Powerful Opening Statement, Columbus, Ohio, September 9, 2011.
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Seminar, “Calculating Statute of Limitations,” Cleveland, Ohio, September 9, 2011, Prepared written materials that were presented by Janine Avila.
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Toledo Academy of Medicine and Toledo Bar Association, 2011 Annual Medical-Legal Seminar, “Ohio Case Law Update,” Maumee, Ohio, May 12, 2011.
  • Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio, “Keeping a Final Settlement Final,” Toledo, Ohio, March 21, 2011.

Testimony & Publications

  • “P.I. Settlements:  It’s Not Over Until It’s Over,” Toledo Bar Association Newsletter, February, 2016/Volume 63, No. 6.
  • “Difficult Conversations,” Toledo Bar Association Newsletter, May, 2015/Volume 62, No. 9.
  • House Judiciary Committee – Prepared Written Opposition Testimony regarding H.B. 276, Columbus, Ohio, May 21, 2014.
  • “The “World View” of Your Jury,” OAJ Medical Malpractice Section Article, October, 2013.
  • “Ohio Personal Injury: A Comprehensive Guide,” Published Online, 2011; Hard Copy, 2012.
  • “Who’s On (Pays) First?,” Toledo Bar Association Newsletter, September, 2012/Volume 60, No. 1.
  • “Civil Practice Pointers: Service of Process,” Toledo Bar Association Newsletter, February, 2012/Volume 59, No. 6.
  • “The Perils and Pitfalls of Personal Injury Practice in Ohio,” Ohio Trial 21:3 (Winter 2011): 12-16.
  • “Civil Practice Pointers: John Doe Defendants,” Toledo Bar Association Newsletter, November, 2011/Volume 59, No. 3.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Personal Injury Practice in Ohio.” Ohio Trial 21:2 (Summer 2011): 32-35.
  • Cleveland Association of Trial Attorneys – Speaking Objections at Depositions: A Roundtable Discussion.  Spring, 2011.
  • Senate State and Local Government Veteran Affairs Committee – Proponent testimony regarding S.B. 106. Columbus, Ohio, October 17, 2001.             
  • House Civil and Commercial Law Committee – Proponent testimony regarding H.B. 363. Columbus, Ohio, October 10, 2001.
  • House Subcommittee on Civil Justice Reform – Opponent testimony regarding H.B. 350. Columbus, Ohio, August 16, 1995; Perrysburg, Ohio, September 14, 1995.
  • Federal Railroad Administration – Opponent testimony regarding proposed changes to CFR’s that would eliminate railroad responsibility at crossings. Washington, D.C., June 6, 1995.