Kollin L. Rice

Attorney at Law

2424 Woodville Rd

Oregon, OH 43616

(419)697-2424

(419)697-3993 fax

email: kollinrice@yahoo.com

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ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW:

       State of Ohio November 12, 1996

       U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio December 17, 1996

       U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit October 6,1997

       U.S. Supreme Court June 26, 2006

       Pro Hac Vice admission in USDC ED Iowa and USDC ED Tennessee

 

EDUCATION:
University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio

Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 1996

GPA: 3.367/4.0 Class Rank: 27/153

 

       Law Review 1994-1996

Symposium Editor 1995-96

Case note: "Doe v. Shapiro: Personal Liability for Employers and Their Agents Under Title VII."

       U.T. Environmental Law Society - President 1993-95

       Health Care Law Society - Treasurer 1993-94

       Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - volunteer 1994, 1995

 

University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
with College Honors and Honors in Anthropology, 1993
GPA: 3.552/4.0 GPA in major: 4.0

       Golden Key National Honor Society

       Lambda Alpha professional honorary

       National Dean's List

       Earned 46 credit hours in science, calculus, and engineering

       Academic All-Mid-American Conference in football, 1992

 

Chardon High School, Chardon OH, Valedictorian and National Merit Scholar 1989

Numerous awards and extracurricular activities that might be fun to talk about.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency - 2004-2006. Completion of several courses on disaster mitigation and response

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

       Rice & Co., LPA West Toledo 10/98-10/05, Oregon, Ohio 10/05-present. Principal in multifaceted law firm with primary emphasis on employment law, workers' compensation, family and juvenile law, ERISA litigation and general civil litigation.  Represented civil plaintiffs (and a few civil defendants) and criminal defendants in numerous jury trials, bench trials, appellate cases, and administrative hearings. Manage and supervise an office with four employees, including an associate attorney. Supervised numerous internships in conjunction with the University of Toledo Paralegal Studies Program.

       BBB Auto-Line Arbitrator Toledo, Ohio 2005-present, Serve as arbitrator for Better Business Bureau on automotive warranty and Lemon Law claims.

       Lorman Education Services July1, 1998, Developed and presented materials at day-long seminar "Understanding Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Law."

       Solo Practice 1996-98, Sylvania, Ohio. Practice focused primarily on wrongful discharge litigation, juvenile law, criminal defense, and claimant-side workers' compensation.

       Gallon & Takacs Co., L.P.A. Toledo, Ohio 1994-96 Law Clerk - Primarily workers' compensation, but also worked in probate, social security, real estate, and bankruptcy.

       College of Law Legal Clinic 1995-96 Practiced as a certified legal intern, representing indigent clients on a variety of matters, including domestic relations, misdemeanor defense, public assistance and Medicaid appeals, social security, creditor-debtor, bankruptcy, real estate, landlord-tenant, and automobile negligence defense. Represented clents in all aspects of their cases, including negotiation of settlements and pleas, representation at pretrials, hearings, and mediations, taking and defending of depositions, and many other activities.

Publications

Kollin L. Rice, Ohio Law Governing Employee Covenants Not to Compete: A Practitioner's Guide to Current Trends and the Impact of Ohio's Adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 23 Ohio Northern University Law Review 347 (1996).

Professional Associations and Committee Memberships

       Toledo Bar Association 1996-present

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee 2002-present; Secretary 2007-08, Co-chair 2009-2012; Chair 2012-2013
Labor and Employment Law Committee 1998-present
Grievance Investigation Committee 1997-present
Criminal Justice Committee 1997-1999
Probate and Estate Planning Committee 1997
Social Security Committee 2013-present
Solo/Small Firm Committee 1996-98
Young Lawyers Committee 1996-97

       Ohio State Bar Association 1996-present

      Disability Law Committee 2009-present

      Criminal Justice Committee 1997-2009

      Elder Law Committee 1997-2008

      Family Law Committee 2009-present

      Negligence Law Committee 2009-present

      Workers Compensation Committee 2009-present

      Solo, Small Firm Committee 2010

       Toledo Employment Lawyers Association 1999-present

       Lucas County Bar Association 2003-present

 

Personal

       Wife Manda, Program Manager at Maritz Research

       Son Owen, Daughter Holly

 

Civic Activities

       Oregon School Foundation. Board Member 2005-2012. Vice President 2007-2009

       Five Points Association- an organization of West Toledo Business Owners Member 1996-2005; Vice President 2002-2004

       Oregon Democratic Club - Secretary 2004-08; President 2008-present

       Lucas County Democratic Party Central Committee - 1996-2000 and 2008-present

       Lucas County Democratic Party Executive Committee 2008-present

       Policy and Bylaws Committee 2008-2012

       Screening Committee 2011-present

       Ohio Center for Law-Related Education - Judged Ohio High School Mock Trial 2006,2007

       Mercy St. Charles Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Board, 2011-present

       Stautzenberger College Paralegal Advisory Board 2013-present

       Toledo-Lucas County Friends of the Library – Life Member since 2012


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