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Moritz Alums Tim Bainbridge (’67), Brian Miller (’94) Earn OAJ Awards

April 16, 2019 | Alumni

Two Moritz alums have been recognized with awards from the Ohio Association for Justice, the OAJ announced April 9.

Tim Bainbridge (’67) and Brian Miller (’94) earned the Workers’ Compensation Outstanding Service Award and the President’s Award respectively for their work in Columbus, where they will both be honored at the OAJ’s Annual Convention May 1-3.

Bainbridge’s award comes after 50 years of service to injured workers. The Moritz graduate worked as an attorney and managing partner at Ward, Kaps, Bainbridge, Maurer & Melvin from 1968 to 2009 before becoming a partner at the Bainbridge Firm from 2009 to 2013. Bainbridge currently serves as the Chairman of the Industrial Commission of Ohio, a position to which he was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich in 2013. His current term expires in June.

Miller’s award which “recognizes the OAJ member who demonstrated dedication to the association and its mission to preserve and protect the Seventh Amendment,” comes after Miller’s recent appointment as a member of the OAJ’s Board of Directors.

“He was engaged on every issue,” OAJ President Sean Harris said in a statement. “He offered well-reasoned and insightful comments on how to best make OAJ successful. He unselfishly donated his time and money. He is the embodiment of what a leader should be.”

Miller, the President and owner of Brian G. Miller Co., LPA, is also affiliated with the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Central Ohio Association for Justice in addition to his role with OAJ. Miller’s practice focuses on civil litigation with a concentration on general negligence; motor vehicle and bicycle accidents; construction, workplace, and premises claims, including significant personal injury; and wrongful death claims. Miller also serves as outside counsel to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.