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RMI ADDS NEW SHAREHOLDERS AMANDA MARTANOVIC AND DUSTIN SMITH IN THE NEW YEAR!

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Attorneys Amanda Martanovic and Dustin Smith have been named as new shareholders at Roberts, Matejczyk & Ita (RMI).  

 “Our firm and clients have been well served over the past years by Amanda and Dustin’s diligent work ethic, knowledge of the law and commitment to excellence. The promotion to shareholders is a well-deserved step in their careers and marks an exciting development in RMI’s continued growth in the insurance subrogation field,” noted RMI managing shareholder Glenna Roberts.

Attorney Amanda Martanovic

Attorney Amanda Martanovic has led the auto subrogation division at RMI for the past several years.  

 In addition to managing a team of experienced counsel and legal assistants, Amanda has litigated cases in every county in Ohio. Throughout the years, Amanda has successfully litigated various types of subrogation claims with a focus on automobile cases. Her cases have involved complex issues that relate to underinsured and uninsured motorist claims, medical payments, parental liability, rental/loaner car liability, trucking, and coverage disputes.

Amanda has been recognized nationally in the subrogation industry. For the past four years, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) selected Amanda as an Automobile Track Leader for the association’s national conference. In that capacity, she oversaw the annual conference auto subrogation sessions and assisted with program curriculum. Amanda has also been a past presenter on automobile subrogation topics at the annual conference. She holds a CSRP designation from NASP, awarded to industry professionals who have met stringent academic and experience requirements followed by passing a comprehensive examination of subrogation topics.

Amanda obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Miami University. She obtained her J.D. from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2014. Prior to joining RMI, Amanda interned in the City of Cleveland’s Law Department assisting with various cases including property damage claims.

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RMI’S AMANDA MARTANOVIC TO SERVE AS AUTO TRACK LEADER AT NASP NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA

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The National Association of Subrogation Professionals will hold their 2022 Annual Conference, “Come to the Island” from November 6 through November 9, 2022, at Marco Island in Florida.

Industry professionals will be presenting informative and timely topics in the Auto, Property, Product Liability, Health, and Workers Compensation areas of subrogation. 

RMI Attorney Amanda Martanovic was again chosen to be a track leader for the Auto Track portion of the conference, representing her fourth straight year to do so.  In that capacity, Amanda has helped coordinate a thorough and informative curriculum on automobile subrogation.

Amanda leads the auto subrogation division at RMI.  In addition to overseeing a team of experienced counsel, legal assistants and collectors, Amanda has litigated automobile cases in every Ohio county.   

Amanda holds an NASP Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) designation. The designation is awarded to subrogation industry professionals who have met stringent academic and experience requirements, followed by passing a comprehensive examination of multiple subrogation topics.

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RMI AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS AT NASP 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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This past month the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) held its 20th annual conference in Orlando, Florida. RMI has been involved in NASP since its inception and was proud to be part of the 20 year celebration of subrogation professionals. Attorneys from our property and auto divisions were also presenters at the conference.

At the Sunday night reception, NASP President Kevin DeGarmo presented RMI partners Glenna Roberts and David Matejczyk with 20 year perfect attendance awards.  Dave was the conference chair at the inaugural (and two subsequent) NASP Annual Conferences. Both are past board members of the organization.

The following morning, RMI Attorney Amanda Martanovic received her Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) designation.  Amanda oversees the automobile subrogation division at RMI. Amanda was also a co-presenter in the automobile track at the conference. The session “Let’s Play Categories: Dealing with Challenging Insureds” explored multiple issues involving auto subrogation.

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AMANDA MARTANOVIC RECEIVES SUBROGATION CSRP DESIGNATION

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RMI Attorney Amanda Martanovic received her Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) designation at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual Conference held this month in Orlando, Florida.

Attorney Martanovic oversees the automobile subrogation division at RMI.

The CSRP designation is a significant accomplishment in the subrogation field. The designation is awarded to industry professionals who have met stringent academic and experience requirements followed by passing a comprehensive examination of multiple subrogation topics.

The first step of the designation requires five years experience in the area of insurance subrogation.

Amanda first started her career in subrogation while clerking at RMI. Upon graduation, Amanda was a natural fit at the firm. She began litigating cases for insurers throughout the state of Ohio. In 2018, Amanda was named manager of the automobile subrogation division at the firm. In that role she continues to litigate cases throughout the state in addition to overseeing a team of paralegals in RMI’s auto recovery unit.

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NEW OHIO LAW IMPACTS DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS: Governor Signs “Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative”

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August, 2018

Every auto subrogation professional handling Ohio claims should be aware of a new law aimed at making it easier for suspended drivers to get back on the road.

Governor John Kasich on August 3, 2018 signed into law House Bill 336, known as the “Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative.” The new law will require the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles to establish a 6 month driver’s license reinstatement fee reduction and amnesty program.

For those subrogation professionals who use license suspensions as a method of recovery, this is a law that needs their attention. Under this new statute, individuals with suspended licenses who have committed an “eligible offense” can apply to the Ohio BMV to either have their reinstatement fees reduced or have the fees waived completely if they meet various criteria.

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AMANDA MARTANOVIC AND GLENNA ROBERTS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE “ANATOMY OF AN AUTO SUBROGATION TRIAL”

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RMI Attorneys Amanda Martanovic and Glenna Roberts were presenters at a popular session in November during the 2017 NASP Annual Conference held in Austin, Texas, titled “Anatomy of an Auto Subrogation Trial.” The unique program involved a mock automobile subrogation trial where attendees played the role of jurors during the program.

Attorney Martanovic represented the insurer as the plaintiff’s subrogation counsel. In her role, she presented an opening statement, cross and direct exam of witnesses, and closing arguments. Attorney Glenna Roberts acted as judge during the trial, ruling on objections and instructing the jurors prior to deliberations.

The trial involved subrogaton professionals from the industry serving as trial witnesses (insureds, adjuster and fact witnesses). In this formidable battle between the parties, liability was evaluated, damages were dissected, and the credibility of witnesses was assessed. At the conclusion, the jury was instructed and deliberated before rendering a verdict that was then discussed at length.

Amanda Martanovic leads the auto subrogation department at RMI. She has litigated multiple automobile cases throughout Ohio. Glenna Roberts is a founding partner at RMI.

 

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