Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Kip
T. Bollin has been elected as president-elect of The Federal Bar
Association (FBA) for the 2016-2017 term. Bollin will be sworn in at the
organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention in Cleveland next
week. He will become national president of the FBA in 2017.
As the second largest bar association in the country, and with more than
18,000 members nationwide, the FBA’s mission is to strengthen the
federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the
interests and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and
private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. “We are proud
of Kip’s many accomplishments, both for the firm’s clients and the legal
community at large,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing
partner. “We are honored that one of our partners has been chosen by his
peers for this important position, and know that Kip will exceed the
expectations for the role.”
A member of the FBA since 2003, Kip’s previous leadership positions
include national treasurer and board member, and president of the
Northern District of Ohio (NDOH) Chapter.
“I’m deeply honored to take on this important responsibility,” said
Bollin. “The Federal Bar Association plays a vital role in our justice
system. I look forward to working with attorneys and federal judges from
across the country to develop strong professional bonds, and to solidify
relationships between the bench and bar.”
Bollin is involved in a broad range of professional and civic
activities. He is a member of the Northern District of Ohio Advisory
Group, a court-appointed panel charged with providing information on
matters of interest to the court, assisting in the implementation of
court-adopted programs, and bringing to the court’s attention matters of
interest to the bar and the community. He currently is co-chair of the
Civil Rules Committee. In addition, he has served as the Advocacy
Committee Chair for six years for The Free Medical Clinic of Greater
Cleveland, and on the Board of Directors for the past eight years. He
has also been a member of the Free Clinic Associate Board, and
previously served as its president.
Bollin is a litigation partner who focuses on the defense of product
liability and business claims, including putative class actions.
In the product liability area, he represents corporations in the defense
of putative class actions, personal injury, mass torts, toxic torts,
warranty claims and premises liability actions. His business litigation
practice includes the defense of putative class actions, commercial
claims, intellectual property claims (litigation counsel, working with
patent counsel), and other state and federal causes of action.
Prior to joining the Thompson Hine, Bollin served as a law clerk for the
Honorable Sam H. Bell of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Ohio, Eastern Division. Bollin is a 1995 graduate of
Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the articles editor
of Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. He received
his B.A., cum laude, from New York University.
Thompson Hine has historically been active in the FBA. Other lawyers
holding leadership positions in the FBA include Christine M. Haaker,
president of the Dayton Chapter; Eric S. Daniel, NDOH Chapter board
member and Admiralty Law Section board member; and Conor A. McLaughlin
and Barbara A. Lum, 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention committee chairs.
In addition, Thompson Hine partners William W. Jacobs and Stephen D.
Williger are both past presidents of the NDOH Chapter.
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Sheila Turner, Media Relations Manager