Thompson Hine Partner Kip Bollin Sworn in as National President of the Federal Bar Association
Date: October 16, 2017
Publication: Thompson Hine LLP
Thompson Hine is pleased to announce that Kip T. Bollin was sworn in as the national president of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) on September 16, 2017 in Atlanta. One of the largest bar associations in the country with more than 19,000 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. A member of the FBA since 2002, Bollin’s previous leadership positions include national treasurer and board member, as well as president of the Northern District of Ohio Chapter.
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 defends personal injury, mass and toxic torts and warranty actions. Bollin’s business litigation practice includes the defense of class actions, commercial claims, intellectual property claims (as litigation counsel) and other federal and state law causes of action.
Bollin is involved in a broad range of professional and civic activities. He is chair of the U.S. District Court for 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. Bollin previously served as co-chair of the group’s Civil Rules Committee. He has also served on the board of trustees for Circle Health Services (formerly The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland) for the past eight years, including six years as chair of the Advocacy Committee. He was previously a member of the Free Clinic associate board and served a term as its president.
Prior to joining 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. He is a 1995 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as articles editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Bollin received his B.A., cum laude, from New York University.