2023 OACTA Annual Meeting

November 9-10, 2023 | The Hyatt Regency, Columbus

Join us in Columbus, OH for an outstanding two-day program featuring outstanding speakers and interesting topics with something for everyone!

Online Registration is Now Closed. Please Feel Free to Register for the Meeting Onsite on November 9, 2023.
View the Annual Meeting Program Agenda


Registration Fees

Registration Type

Early Bird
by 10/12/2023

10/13/2023 and after

OACTA Member $395 $445
Non-member $595 $645
New Attorney* (Member) $345 $395
New Attorney* (Non-member) $445 $495
Claims Executives** $250 $275
In-House or Corporate Counsel*** $250 $275
Office Administrator $250 $275
Law Student Member $0 $0
Judge  $0 $0


In addition to Continuing Legal Education (see details below), registration includes:  Continental Breakfast on Thursday and Friday, Beverage Breaks, Legal Excellence Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting on Thursday, Networking Reception on Thursday, and access to exhibiting companies providing the latest in products and services.

* New Attorneys are those practicing 5 years or less.

**Claims Executives are individuals employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance co., who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation.

***In-House or Corporate Counsel are licensed attorneys, who are employed exclusively by a corporation or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries. These lawyers act in a legal capacity for insurers or corporations but do not appear in court as defense counsel.

Groups of 4 or more from the same firm will receive a $25 discount off each “member” or “non-member” registration when registering together. Not applicable to Claims Executives or In-House Counsel. Apply the discount code on the summary page - 4ORMORE


Join OACTA today to receive the member registration rate

and membership through 2024!

Continuing Legal Education

This course is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 9 total CLE hours, including 1.0 of APC (attorney professional conduct instruction) credit. This course has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Commission for 9.0 General credits.



Following the OACTA Networking Reception on Thursday evening, we will offer Dine-Arounds! Sign up to go to dinner with your colleagues at one of the local restaurants, all within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency! This event is “Dutch treat” and seats are limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up today!


Hotel Reservation Information

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States

Make your reservation today at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus through the OACTA room block and receive the group rate  ($189/ night).  To make your reservation online, CLICK HERE or call (614) 463-1234 and reference the OACTA Annual Meeting.  All guest rooms reserved in the block include complimentary internet access in the guestroom. The group rate will be available until October 18, 2023, or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

View parking options and map HERE. In addition to valet parking, there are many self-parking options available. OACTA Annual Meeting registrants who are hotel guests at the Hyatt can receive a 15% parking discount in the Chestnut Street Parking Garage.
To receive this 15% discount at the Chestnut Street Parking Garage:  Upon entering the parking garage, pull a ticket and bring this ticket to the front desk, upon check in, and request the ticket be validated for the length of stay. Parking charges will be applied to your guest room. 

Don't forget to download our Meeting App!
View the app instructions HERE.

OACTA Award Recipients

During the OACTA Annual Business Meeting & Legal Excellence Award Luncheon on Thursday, November 9, the following awards will be presented. This presentation will take place during the OACTA 2023 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. Register for the Annual Meeting HERE.

Excellence in Advocacy Award:
Jeffrey W. Hutson, Esq.
Lane Alton & Horst

Distinguished Contributions to the Profession Award:
W. Charles Curley, Esq.
Weston Hurd LLP

Respected Advocate Award:
Craig P. Scott, Esq.
The Law Office of Craig Scott & Company, LPA

Public Service Award:
Sharon L. Kennedy
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio 

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award:
Phillip M. Sarnowski, Esq.
Roetzel & Andress

Outstanding Advocacy Award:
David C. Comstock, Jr., Esq.
Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Perry

Frank Seth Hurd Member of the Year Award:
Brigid E. Heid, Esq.
Eastman & Smith Ltd.

OACTA Committee Chair of the Year Award:
Michael M. Neltner, Esq.
Cincinnati Insurance Company


Thank you to our sponsors!