Robison, Curphey & O'Connell Feed Dec 2018firmwise Reappointed to Regional Airport Board of Trustees Dec 2018News<p>RCO Attorney Chad M. Thompson has been reappointed to a second term on the Board of Trustees for the Wood County Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Thompson, a private pilot, was re-appointed to the post by the Wood County Board of Commissioners. He will begin serving the second three-year term in January 2019.</p> <p><img src="" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="258" /><br /> Attorney Chad M. Thompson pictured (front left) with the Wood County Board of Commissioners (back row), and other Airport Board members (front row from right to left: Dr. Donald Deters,&nbsp;Michael Liebenthal, Jeffrey Hammons,&nbsp;Dr. William Davis).</p> Law Brightens the Holidays for Families in Need Dec 2018News<p>Following a long-standing holiday tradition, RCO Law helped to make the season brighter for families in the Greater Toledo area by supporting local community agencies with approximately 100 gifts for children and their parents. The firm collected funds for Leading Families Home, a Beach House and Focus partnership, and Mom's House.</p> <p><img src="" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="327" /><br /> Christmas elves from the firm wrapped gifts which were then delivered by:&nbsp; (L to R) Lisa Guerrero, Kathy Weaver and Theresa Sutcliffe.</p> Honors Julia Wiley with 2018 Community Service Award Dec 2018News<p>The Fort Industry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently presented RCO Attorney Julia Wiley with its 2018 Community Service Award, a national award that recognizes outstanding voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, patriotic or historical work. Wiley serves as the President of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission, an organization that is actively preserving and protecting&nbsp; the battlefield. The local commission was formed in 1996 by a group of concerned citizens and local history buffs dedicated to saving the Battlefield from commercial development. The Battle of Fallen Timbers took place on August 20, 1794 and is considered one of the most decisive battles in American history. By destroying the American Indian Alliance and putting an end to the English claims in the Northwest territory, the battle secured the future states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio, and opened the west for exploration and expansion. &nbsp;Wiley is passionate about the battlefield and promoting its importance as a regional and national historical site.&nbsp; &nbsp;The Commission&rsquo;s efforts helped create a 1.5 mile Northwest Territory Trail that was opened to the public in 2015, that includes interpretive areas and information about the conflict.&nbsp; A Visitor Center will open in the near future.&nbsp; The Commission will also honor the 225<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers with an international community event that runs from August 16-20, 2019, with other events and programs planned throughout 2019.</p> <p><img src="" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="327" /><br /> Regent Brenda Corr and Beverly St. Clair, of the Fort Industry DAR Chapter, present the 2018 Community Service Award to&nbsp; Julia Wiley.</p> Leads Sexual Harassment Mock Trial at Toledo Human Resource Association Conference Nov 2018News<p>RCO Attorneys Bill Beach, Amy Luck and Kayla Henderson presented a Sexual Harassment Mock Trial at the Toledo Human Resource Association (THRAC) Conference on Thursday, November 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn Levis Commons, Perrysburg.&nbsp;&nbsp; Beach and Luck served as attorneys providing direct examination and cross examination of a human resource director played by Henderson.&nbsp; This break out session was well attended by conference participants who were very interested in this timely topic.</p> Earns Top Chef Status at Findlay YMCA Event Nov 2018News<p>Attorney Doug Huffman, RCO Law Findlay, earned Top Chef at the 2018 <i>20 Men Who Cook</i> Event sponsored by the Findlay YMCA on Saturday, November 10 at the Scarlett Oaks Estate barn. Doug or Chef DoDo (named by his grandchildren) created a Sicilian Fish Stew for 200 guests that included 20 pounds of fish, six pounds of shrimp, and 12 cans of shredded crab. Doug&rsquo;s cooking earned rave reviews, but he was also honored as Top Chef - earning the largest amount in tips with over $5,000 raised for the Findlay YMCA. The event raised over $41,000 in total. Supporting Doug were his wife and Sous Chef Cheryl (L), and RCO Paralegal Patrice Hassan (R).</p> <p><img src="" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="353" /></p> Law Sponsors University of Toledo Law School Tailgate Oct 2018News<p>Go Rockets! RCO Law co-sponsored, with the Toledo Bar Association, a Tailgate Party at the University of Toledo Law School on Saturday, October 20.</p> <p><img src="" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="582" /></p> <p>UT Alum and RCO Associate Kayla Henderson (R), Chairman of the TBA Young Lawyers Committee, organized the event. UT Alum and RCO Associate Garrett Keaton (L) and current UT Law Student Grace Borrell, who will join the firm in 2019 following graduation, attended the event.</p> to Present to Lenawee Students at Michigan AG Day Oct 2018News<p>Kathryn M. Mohr will be speaking to approximately 400 seventh grade students from Lenawee and Hillsdale counties at AG Day on Thursday, October 11. AG Day &ndash; the first of its kind in Michigan - is sponsored by Lenawee Now, a public-private partnership dedicated to economic and business expansion throughout Lenawee County.&nbsp; Ms. Mohr, a native of Lenawee County, is a partner in RCO Law.&nbsp; She grew up on a family farm, and remains actively involved in family farming with her husband. She has a personal interest in assisting farmers in agri-business and succession planning.&nbsp; The event is designed to motivate students to consider careers in agriculture-related fields. Students will witness technology in action and will engage with professionals in genetics, horticulture, precision agriculture, crop/soil science, landscape architecture, forestry, conservation and veterinary medicine. AG Day will take place in two locations: the Lenawee Intermediate School District&rsquo;s&nbsp;Center for a Sustainable Future and Hudson Dairy.</p> Opens Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management Conference with Timely Presentation on Personal Devices Oct 2018News<p>Jean Ann S. Sieler opened the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (MSHRM) 2018 Fall Conference on October 2 with a timely presentation on <em><b>Obligations to Preserve Electronic Data from Personal Devices of Employees: How, When and Why?&nbsp; Measures to Prevent the Conduct &ndash; Orientation, Risk Management, Legal Counsel</b></em>.&nbsp; MSHRM&rsquo;s Fall Conference was held in Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management fosters a collaborative learning environment to promote professional development and leadership in management of risk across the healthcare enterprise. Jean Ann represents individuals and business entities in litigation in both Michigan and Ohio with an emphasis on medical malpractice and commercial litigation.</p> Moderates OSHRM-SOHA Panel Discussion on Text Messaging in the Healthcare Environment Sep 2018News<p>Julia Wiley served as the moderator of a panel presentation on &ldquo;Text Messaging in the Healthcare Environment: Patient Confidentiality, Cybersecurity and Litigation Concerns&rdquo; for the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers(OSHRM) and the Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys (SOHA) Fall Conference at The Blackwell Inn in Columbus on September 28. The panel included Denise Fowler, RN, CPHRM, Regional Risk Manager, Mercy Health; Donald Wochna, JD, CCFE, CMFE; and Kim Thomas, JD, Director of Risk Management/Corporate Compliance Officer, Blanchard Valley Health System.</p> Law Hosts Law & Leadership Institute Interns Jul 2018News<p>RCO Law was proud to again serve as the host site for two Toledo-area high school students participating in the Law &amp; Leadership Institute&rsquo;s week-long summer internship program. Each year, the Law and Leadership Institute provides legally-based academic instruction and leadership training through its internship program to over two-hundred high school students from underserved communities across the State of Ohio.&nbsp; The students spent four days with RCO Law learning about the legal profession and attending various events, to include meetings with judges and observation of courtroom proceedings.</p>