Law in Practice: Meet William Dearbaugh, Grange Insurance
Law in Practice
As a first year law student you learned the elements and theories of the law, but have you considered the numerous factors that impact a client’s interests and an attorney’s practice? Join us for two sessions of Law in Practice where attorneys in practice areas involving Torts (11/7) and Contracts Law (11/14) will walk you through a recent client matter involving a concept of law from your first-year course work. You will be given an opportunity to consult on the case (How would you have worked to resolve the issue?). Then the presenter will explain the ultimate outcome of the matter and what considerations, beyond the black letter law, came into play.
Program #1: TORTS with presenter William Dearbaugh, Grange Insurance Co.
A graduate of Wright State University, he received his BA in political science in 1979. Dearbaugh then worked on his master degree in business while working fulltime, before attending the University of Dayton Law School. He received his JD in 1983.
Dearbaugh joined the United States Air Force as a First Lieutenant, and was later promoted to Captain. In the Judge Advocate General Corps he was the Chief of Civil Law and the Area Defense Counsel at K.I. Sawyer AFB from 1985 to 1989. He also served in the Army National Guard JAG division from 1990-1994. After the Air Force, he joined the law firm of Louis and Froelich LPA where he was an associate attorney whose primary focus was litigation. Dearbaugh remained at Louis and Froelich from 1989 to 1992.
From there, he was hired in house at Nationwide Insurance and expanded his experience to include insurance defense litigation. Eventually, he moved into claims management and then back to house counsel. Dearbaugh left Nationwide in 2007 to pursue his present position as the supervising attorney/house counsel for Grange Insurance.
This event is sponsored by the Academic Success Program, Center for Professional Development.