Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes, & Littrell


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell, L.L.P.

is a premier insurance defense and business litigation firm with strengths in many other areas of law as well.
Founded in 1996 by a cohesive group of litigators with strong relationships and complimentary skills, today we have a 9-lawyer team known for taking cases the distance whenever that is in our clients’ best interests. Five of our partners have practiced with distinction for 30 or more years.

Trusted By Leading Insurers, Business Owners And Professionals

Our long-standing clients include the most active, prolific insurance carriers in Ohio. We also frequently defend companies in other business sectors when self-insured retention (SIR) and high-deductible policies expose them to millions in losses through costly liability claims. Whether your urgent or ongoing concerns involve auto accident and personal injury litigation, fire and casualty coverage, bad faith allegations or other forms of insurance or business litigation, we have a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience. In fact, we frequently lecture and educate other lawyers on the nuances of these cases and the evolution of applicable laws.

Based centrally in Columbus, we literally cover all of Ohio: all 88 counties, all 12 appellate districts, the Ohio Supreme Court and all federal courts. Clients located throughout the state in need of stellar legal counsel in Ohio value our reputation for excellence and our commitment to active communication and reporting. Ultimately, the law firm you should hire is the one you trust most to be aligned with your goals and work your case with the utmost vigor. Our abilities and ethics are reflected in AV Preeminent* ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, many inclusions in Super Lawyers and our service in leadership positions in prominent legal associations such as the Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter.

Premier, Trial-Proven Civil Litigation Firm Practicing Statewide

Our law firm was founded in 1996, and the collaborative relationships between our partners go back even further. For well more than 30 years, the lawyers of Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell, L.L.P., have been protecting the interests — and exceeding the expectations — of insurers, corporations, privately held companies, licensed professionals and other clients. Wherever insurance coverage issues and the law intersect, our legal team delivers comprehensive analysis, counsel and representation. Across the spectrum of insurance defense, diverse civil litigation and select other practice areas, we are always prepared to go the distance. Our attorneys have taken well over 1,000 cases through jury and bench trials, while obtaining favorable settlements in many thousands more. Our Appellate practice is another undeniable strength, as illustrated by results obtained in numerous appeals heard by the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.