Attorney Steve Collier has been representing personal injury clients for the last 36 years and will share his perspective on how the practice has changed and where we are in 2018. Topics will range from how to make a decision between settling and going to trial, to finding all available sources of insurance coverage to successfully resolve claims. He will address meeting client expectations in this world where information about the law and other cases is readily available to clients on the internet. And what personal injury discussion would be complete without delving into subrogation?
Steve Collier, The Collier Group
Steven P. Collier, The Collier Group
Steven P. Collier is a nationally known trial lawyer who has been recognized since 1997 in The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The publication Ohio Super Lawyers has recognized Collier since its inception in 2004. He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Collier is an Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter (currently serving as President). He focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Mr. Collier is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.
He has also briefed and argued cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. Widely respected by his peers, Mr. Collier served as President of the Ohio Association for Justice from 2001-2002. He has been a Trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice since 1989 and a Fellow since 2003. Mr. Collier has been Chair of the Lawyers and Doctors Committee of the Toledo Bar Association. He is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine. In 2005, Collier authored the Minority Report for the Ohio Medical Malpractice Commission, a nine-member panel appointed to study the effects of the Medical Malpractice Bill (S.B. 281).
Mr. Collier has lectured extensively throughout Ohio for the Ohio Association for Justice, local bar associations, Ohio Legal Center Institute, and the National Business Institute in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. He has served as Co-Chair of the Annual Fundraising for LAWO and ABLE which provides assistance for those who cannot afford attorneys. Also, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio to serve on a task force to formulate guidelines for court reporter certification. Mr. Collier has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Toledo Medical Center since 1992 teaching Law & Medicine. He was an adjunct teacher at the University of Toledo College of Law teaching Trial Practice from 1997 to 2004. Since 2011, Mr. Collier has been using his many years of trial experience to serve as a mediator in cases.
Mr. Collier graduated from Wittenberg University cum laude and from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, with honors. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1981. He is a member of the Toledo, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations and is a Fellow of the Ohio and Toledo Bar Foundations