Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that retired Taft attorney Gerald Rapien has been selected to receive the Cincinnati Bar Association’s John P. Kiely Professionalism Award. Each year, the CBA’s Professionalism Committee presents the award to a trial lawyer who possesses outstanding trial skills and demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, civility and ethical standards in his or her daily practice. Rapien will officially receive the award at the CBA’s annual luncheon on April 26.
Throughout his career at Taft, Rapien focused his practice on personal injury, product liability, employer tort liability, pharmaceutical and medical device claims, insurance coverage, Qui Tam and other civil litigation cases in state and federal courts. He was the state chair for Ohio and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Cincinnati, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. In addition, Rapien was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Cincinnati Law School and gave numerous continuing legal education presentations on trial practice, evidence and other litigation-related subjects. He was also one of the recipients of the 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) Foundation.
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