Stephen E. Winborn, vice president of corporate claims for National Interstate Insurance Company, has been named the 2017 recipient of the USLAW NETWORK Bill Burns Award. The award was created to annually recognize a client who has shown outstanding service and dedication to USLAW and is named after Bill Burns, a longtime transportation risk management and litigation leader for Landstar System, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based transportation company. Burns was named the first recipient of the Award.

“We are pleased to present Steve (Winborn) with the 2017 USLAW NETWORK Bill Burns Award for his unwavering commitment to USLAW and our members, and for the industry knowledge that he has generously and consistently shared with the NETWORK through the years,” said Lew R.C. Bricker, chair of USLAW and a partner of USLAW NETWORK member firm SmithAmundsen in Illinois. “Steve is great friend of the NETWORK and a transportation and insurance industry leader.  He shares the great values Bill Burns has and the passion Bill demonstrated throughout his career.

“Over the years I have known and worked with Steve, he has always strived to ensure that his company’s customers receive the best service, protection and industry education that can be offered; and he has proactively engaged USLAW member attorneys to help ensure that occurs. I am proud to call Steve Winborn a business partner and more proud to call him a friend.  On behalf of USLAW, we are pleased to recognize him with this award.”

Bricker was joined by Bradley A. Wright of Roetzel & Andress and Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer P.C. to present the award to Winborn at the recent Spring 2017 USLAW NETWORK Client Conference.