State Sen. Bill Seitz Receives the Guardian of Small Business Award

October 14, 2014News Releases
State Sen. Bill Seitz, a member of Dinsmore’s Litigation Department, was honored by the National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio (NFIB/Ohio), the state’s leading small business association. Sen. Seitz was presented with the Guardian of Small Business award in recognition of his outstanding efforts to support small business issues in the Ohio Legislature. Since its inception in 1988, this award has been presented to just over 50 members of the state legislature.

“Senator Seitz has been a true champion for small business in the Ohio Legislature. Tort reform issues mean a great deal to business owners, he appreciates the impact they can have, as well as his understanding of how mandates can negatively impact them,” said Roger R. Geiger, vice president/executive director of NFIB/Ohio. “His commitment to making Ohio a more desirable place to own, operate and grow a business is appreciated by our members.”

The NFIB/Ohio Leadership Council voted to present Sen. Seitz with the Guardian of Small Business Award, the organization’s most prestigious award, in recognition of his strong pro-small business record. They highlighted his role as the chief architect of Ohio’s comprehensive tort reform package, his work crafting the energy efficiency mandate reform of 2014 and his 97% voting record on NFIB/Ohio Key Votes in the state legislature.

“This is a great honor to receive the Guardian of Small Business from the NFIB. Small business is such an important part of Ohio’s economy,” said Senator Seitz. “I have enjoyed championing their causes over the years in working on issues such as tort reform and the reduction of mandates that disproportionately impact them in their day-to-day operations. I appreciate their recognizing me with this award.”

An accomplished litigator, Sen. Seitz has more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of matters for clients, ranging from antitrust proceedings to franchise and distribution law. He is an Of Counsel Attorney in Dinsmore’s Litigation Department.