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The Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association is a legal association committed to preserving and promoting an effective civil justice system for the citizens of Ohio, and throughout the country. Our goal is to serve individuals who have been injured by unsafe or unfair actions of others by advancing fair and equitable remedies for any damages made to an individual or property.

We invite members of the legal community to join us, including law students and established attorneys who share in our same mission statement and wish to exchange knowledge and insight. We truly believe our work serves the public good and the interests of justice.

Plaintiffs Organization Based in Cincinnati, OH

SWOTLA members represent plaintiffs in a wide range of areas, including personal injury, workers' compensation, products liability, professional negligence, Social Security disability, civil rights, employment rights, and unlawful discrimination. Besides creating a vibrant legal community that promotes an interchange of ideas and resources, our association also provides its members with many professional benefits.

Our current officers:

  • Mark W. Napier (President)
  • Stephanie M. Day (VP)
  • Dennis C. Mahoney (Treasurer)
  • Daniel N. Moore (Secretary)
  • Mark B. Smith (Immediate Past President)
  • Ms. Janice Stewart (Admin Executive Director)

Our current trustees:

  • Alison DeVilliers
  • Anne L. Gilday
  • Marc G. Pera
  • Bruce D. Whitman

Our past presidents:

  • John D. Holschuh
  • Barbara Bison Jacobson
  • David P. Kamp
  • Ronald D. Major
  • Brett C. Goodson
  • John H. Metz
  • Richard L. Norton
  • Jeffrey C. Waite
  • Michael B. Ganson
  • R. Lanahan Goodman

Interested in becoming a member?

By becoming a member of our association, you will be part of a group dedicated to sharing their talents and resources for the mutual benefit of our mission and the clients we represent. This can prove to be indispensable to your practice and professional development, regardless of whether you are a seasoned lawyer or a recent law school graduate. Already a member? Take a look at our calendar for any upcoming events!

Our members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Trial Judge of the Year Dinner honoring a local judge that produces fair and just results (free admission)
  • A half-day Spring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event on several hot topics pertinent to our members' practices (free admission)
  • Summer Happy Hour (free admission)
  • Membership to listserve
  • Access to members meetings every other month with lunch provided

Admission of new members and the continuation of membership shall be determined by the Board of Trustees. Together, we can better serve the interests of our community and our clients.

If you wish to become a SWOTLA member, please take a look at our membership criteria. Call us for more information.

Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
Located at 225 East Sixth Street ,
Second Floor

Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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Phone: (513) 619-8738
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