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866-378-1624

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Mark H. Gams

is a partner in the firm, focusing on litigation and coverage issues. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, which means his peers have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence. He also has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, which means he has distinguished himself by being in the top five percent of all Ohio lawyers. His areas of practice include Property, Casualty and Automobile insurance issues, including litigation and coverage opinions. He concentrates on first party and bad faith claims, as well as third party claims. Further, his areas of practice include insurance fraud and arson cases.
He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bad Faith/Punitive Damages
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Fire and Casualty Law
  • Insurance Claims Management
  • Insurance Defense
  • Wrongful Death
  • Negligence Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
  • J.D. – 1984
  • Honors: Order of the Curia
  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Property
  • The Ohio State University
  • B.A. – 1981

Representative Cases

  • Wright v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 555 F. App’x 575 (6th Cir. 2014)
  • Pappas v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 271 Fed. Appx. 519, 2008
  • Fed. App. 172N (6th Cir. 2008)
  • Klein v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 250 Fed. Appx. 150, 2007 Fed App. 0718N (6th Cir. 2007)
  • Eastley, Adm. v. Huffman,, 132 Ohio St. 3d 328, 2012 Ohio 2179 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2012)
  • Rogers v. City of Dayton, 118 Ohio St. 3d 299, 2008-Ohio-2336 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2008)
  • Hunter v. City of Dayton, 119 Ohio St. 3d 35, 2008-Ohio-3513 (Supreme Court of Ohio 2008)
  • Fazio v. Hamilton Mutual Ins. Co., 106 Ohio St. 3d 327 (2005) (Supreme Court of Ohio 2005)
  • Berrios v. State Farm Ins. Co, 98 Ohio St. 3d 109 (2002) (Supreme Court of Ohio 2002)
  • Starinchak v. Sapp, No. 04AP-4844, 2005-Ohio2715 (10th Dist. 2005)
  • Burt v. Harris, No. 03AP-194, 2004-Ohio-756 (10th Dist. 2004)
  • Chapman v. Chapman, No. 21443, 2003-Ohio5043 (9th Dist. 2003)
  • Stenger v. Lawson, 146 Ohio 550 (2001) (App. 3d 2001)
  • Bloxam v. Laws, 97APE03-417, December 19 (10th Dist. No. 2000)
  • Kinser v. Jordan, 97APE03-417, October 14 (10th Dist. No. 1997)
  • Ross v. Baum, 95APE01112, August 15 (10th Dist. No. 1995)
  • Casto v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins., 410 (1991), 72 Ohio (App. 3d 1991)
  • Vickers v. Niesz, 88-CA28, February 17 (5th Dist. No 1989)
  • Schuetz v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 147 Ohio, 2007-Ohio-7267 (Misc. 2d 22 2007)
    • Honors and Awards
    • AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
    • Super Lawyers 2013-2014, 2016-Present
    • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Columbus Bar Association
    • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
    • Pro Bono Activities
    • Member of its Board of Trustees, Capital Area Humane Society, 1996 – 2003
    • Counsel to the Capital Area Humane Society

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