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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. Vince has used his litigation management and organizational skills to assist a multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) 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, since 2011
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Ohio Super Lawyers, since 2015
    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

    Prepares unitization applications for submission to Ohio Department of Natural Resources on behalf of operators
    Managed high-stakes pharmaceutical, multidistrict litigation for over 100 matters in Ohio
    Mitigated risk for publicly-traded energy company involving challenging landowner issues

    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

    "Skills Development," New Lawyer Training Seminar, OSBA, 2003, 2007, 2008

    "Lien Times for Ohio Farmers," Columbus Bar Briefs, 2006

    "Written Jury Questionnaires: Learn What Your Neighbors Might Not Be Telling You About CAFOs Without Poisoning the Jury Pool During Voir Dire," Agricultural Law Update, 2006