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Vince Holzhall spends his time solving problems for his clients. Clients appreciate Vince’s ability to provide solutions, usually involving unique areas of the law. Vince is often sought by clients wishing to avoid costly and lengthy lawsuits, but he is no stranger to contentious litigation. He puts his skills to use representing banks, institutions of higher education, energy companies, and others. Recently, Vince used his litigation and management skills to assist a multidistrict litigation client with more than 1,000 matters across the country and a primary focus on transferring over 100 Ohio matters into the MDL. Vince’s calming nature is a benefit to clients as he guides them through complex litigation matters, as well as administrative processes.

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell (2011 - present)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2013-Present)
Ohio Super Lawyers (2015 - present)
Ohio State Bar Association ("OSBA")
Chair, OSBA Litigation Section (July 2017 to July 2019)
Vice Chair, OSBA Litigation Section (July 2015 to July 2017)
OSBA Paralegal Specialty Board Member (July 2014 to present)
American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals (June 2017 to June 2020)
Columbus Bar Association

Key Experience

Litigated claims involving payment systems, commercial paper, electronic payments, and wire transfers under the Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”) and federal regulations
Representing creditors in bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings
Managed high-stakes pharmaceutical, multidistrict litigation for over 100 matters in Ohio

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2006-2010 Carpenter Lane, LLC
2003-2006 Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC
1998-2000 Lord, Bissell & Brook
1996-1998 Law Clerk to Honorable Benjamin K. Miller, Supreme Court of Illinois
1994-1996 Research Attorney, Supreme Court of Illinois

Speaking Engagements

“Litigation Danger Zone – When You and Your Board Get Sued,” Association of Corporate Counsel - Central Ohio, November 2019

Cybersecurity Response Planning, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO), Ashland University, Ashland Ohio, June 2017

Hot Topics in the Paralegal Profession, OSBA Annual Convention Paralegal Day, May 2013

"Internet Banking, Employee Embezzlement, and Bank Security Procedures," Litigation News, Ohio State Bar Association 2013

Best Practices for Attorney/Paralegal Working Relationships, OSBA Annual Convention Paralegal Day, May 2012

"The Mechanics of Ohio Civil Procedure," National Business Institute's CLE, April 2011