Ohio Insurance Defense Lawyers

When any significant dispute arises over an insurance claim, the insurer's selection of defense counsel is extremely important. These complex cases demand in-depth knowledge of all applicable laws and an established network of highly qualified experts. You should also have confidence that your law firm will start building the case for a possible trial from day one. Our experience has shown that clients who are prepared for trial tend to obtain the most favorable settlements.

Rigorous Representation By A Cohesive, Trial-Proven Legal Team

At Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan & Littrell, L.L.P., you will work with one of the most experienced, respected and dynamic insurance defense teams in Ohio. Lawyers at our firm have been zealously defending the interests of insured parties and insurers for the past three-plus decades. Across our areas of practice, we have taken approximately 1,000 cases through trial and favorably settled thousands more through strategic negotiation, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Statewide Liability Defense · Trusted By Leading Insurers For Decades

Our Columbus-based insurance defense practice literally covers the state of Ohio — all 88 counties and all state and federal courts. We have built and maintained long-standing relationships with many national and regional insurers, including State Farm, Grange and Motorists for automobile and fire and casualty claims. We have the knowledge and resources to handle all aspects of claim and coverage disputes involving:

  • Automobile accidents and trucking accidents
  • Bad faith allegations and punitive damages
  • Slip-and-fall accidents and other injury clams alleging premises liability
  • Construction and other workplace accidents
  • Other forms of serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation
  • Fire and casualty claims of all types, including hail, storm and flood damage claims under both homeowners and commercial policies
  • Defamation, libel and slander claims
  • Allegations of insurance bad faith that expose insurers to punitive damage awards, often after justified insurance claim denials
  • Insurance agent liability for errors and omissions

Whether representing the insured on referral from that party's carrier or a business client in need of liability defense due to self-insured retention, we are decisive, thorough and committed to active communication. This approach has led to extensive peer recognition for legal skill and integrity. Our attorneys have also been elected to leadership positions in prominent legal organizations and presented widely on evolving insurance law issues.

We emphasize prompt, rigorous investigation in every case. You can count on our firm to balance protection of your insured's interests against the potential costs of litigation. To discuss your needs, contact us by telephone or email.