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Jean Sieler, partner, will present a Case Law Update at the annual Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Managers conference in Petoskey, MI.


Paul Croy, partner, will present Estate Planning for Farmers at the NBI (National Business Institute), Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg, OH.


Paul Croy, partner, will be giving a series of seminars on the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business with Union Bank on two dates and three times:
Lima, OH, April 30 at the Shawnee Country Club, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ottawa, OH, May 1 at Henry’s, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Findlay, OH, May 1, at the Findlay Country Club, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


At the April Toledo Bar Association, Jim Brazeau, managing partner, will participate in presenting a technology seminar “iPad for Trial Lawyers”.


Jason Van Dam and Phil Baither, partners at RCO, will be presenting to osteopathic residents in the Osteopathic Medical Education program at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.


Jean Sieler will present the Medical Malpractice Update to the Lucas County Bar Association.


RCO joins other community businesses in sponsoring, Ode to Joy, a community celebration of music, at the Huntington Center, featuring the Toledo Symphony, guest soloists, the Masterworks Chorale and a chorus of 1200 high school and college students performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the direction of Stefan Sanderling.


Paul Croy, partner, gave a seminar on Conservation Easements with Black Swamp Conservancy at the Sandusky County Bar Association.

March 2014

Sarah J. Corney, associate, speaker chair for the Lucas County Bar Association hosted Lori Olender, the Chief of the Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor’s Office; Grove Rutter from Grover Rutter CPAs and Rob Krain, Executive Director of the Black Swamp Conservancy, on the topic of land conservation in Northwest Ohio.


Speakers at the Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys Winter Litigation Conference in Columbus included Jason Van Dam, partner, who provided a Tort Reform Update, and Julia S. Wiley, partner, who was part of a panel discussion on Mid-Level Providers-Emerging Issues and Impact on Litigation.


Mark Abramson, partner, was the principal presenter at a seminar on Surviving a DOL Examination in Fostoria, OH.


Jim Brazeau, managing partner, was a panel speaker at the American Venous Forum in New Orleans on the subject of medical malpractice.


Attorneys Jean Sieler, Timothy Krugh and James Brazeau presented a Mock Trial at the “Partners for Life” first responders’ seminar sponsored by Mercy Health in Toledo, OH.


Jean S. Sieler, partner, was quoted in the February 2, 2014, issue of Corn & Soybean Digest article “Herbicide risks force conventional farmers to seek higher coverage limits”


A Manufacturer’s Post Sale Duty to Warn – an Update


Robison, Curphey & O’Connell Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists


Robison, Curphey & O’Connell Receives Tier 1 Ranking In U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms”


Supreme Court of Ohio reaffirms that the reasonable value of proving medical expenses does not require expert testimony.


Robison, Curphey & O’Connell Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2013


Stephen Stanford was selected as a '2013 Top Rated Midwest Lawyer' by American Lawyer Media, in conjunction with The National Law Journal and Martindale-Hubbell

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