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  • Ohio, 1980
    Michigan, 2010


The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1980

Ohio University, B.S. (Education), 1976


William D. Holt’s experience and expertise cover a range of workers' compensation issues with a particular emphasis in Ohio self-insurance.

He has managed both self-administered and third-party-administered self-insured programs, represented employers before the Industrial Commission and before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation on a variety of claims and administration issues.  Mr. Holt has served on various boards on behalf of Ohio's self-insuring employers. Additionally, he has worked as a hearing officer for the State of Ohio and managed statewide self-insured claims operations for a major third-party administrator.  Mr. Holt actively participates in the ongoing development of legislative and policy issues concerning Ohio workers' compensation. He is an associate with Eastman & Smith and listed in Best Lawyers in America®.  In its 2022 ranking, Best Lawyers in America® named Mr. Holt as "Lawyer of the Year," in Toledo, for Workers' Compensation Law – Employers.

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