About GGTBL

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

We are 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 team known for taking cases the distance whenever that is in our clients’ best interests.

PREMIER, TRIAL-PROVEN CIVIL LITIGATION FIRM PRACTICING STATEWIDE

Our law firm was founded in 1996, however the collaborative relationships between our partners go back even further. Many of the partners in our firm began practicing together at a former litigation firm founded in 1915. For more than 40 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 personal clients. Wherever insurance coverage issues and tort law intersect, our legal team delivers comprehensive analysis, sound legal counsel and outstanding representation. 

Across the spectrum of insurance coverage litigation, commercial and personal lines litigation, diverse civil litigation, and select other practice areas, we are always prepared to go the distance on your behalf. Some attorneys hold themselves out as trial attorneys without ever having taken a case to trial. Our attorneys have taken over 1,000 cases to verdict or decision for clients in jury and bench trials pending in federal and state courts throughout Ohio. We have obtained favorable settlements for clients in thousands more cases since opposing parties are fully aware of our reputation that we will be ready, able and willing to defend your interests at trial. Our Appellate Practice is another undeniable strength, as illustrated by favorable results we have obtained for clients in more than 30 appeals heard by the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as more than 200 appeals heard by Ohio’s twelve appellate districts and by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

TRUSTED BY LEADING INSURERS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND PROFESSIONALS

Our long-standing clients include the largest, most well-known insurance carriers conducting business in Ohio. We also frequently defend companies in other business sectors when self-insured retention (SIR) and high-deductible policies potentially expose them to significant losses. Whether your urgent or ongoing concerns involve auto accident litigation; bodily injury and wrongful death litigation; fire and casualty litigation; commercial litigation; coverage disputes as to personal and commercial lines; bad faith litigation; or, other forms of insurance or business litigation, we have a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to guide you and to protect your interests. We lecture and educate other lawyers throughout Ohio as to these very matters. Based centrally in Columbus, we routinely represent clients throughout all of Ohio’s 88 counties, 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, to protect your interests with the utmost vigor and to be experienced and proficient in doing so. Our abilities and ethics are reflected in AV Preeminent* ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, many inclusions in Super Lawyers and our election by our peers to leadership positions in prominent legal associations including: the Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (“OACTA”); and, the American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter (“ABOTA”).  

We look forward to discussing how we can assist you.

Our Attorneys

Allyson G. Spivey

– PARTNER –

Kim Schellhaas

Kim Schellhaas

– PARTNER –

Robert J. Kidd

Robert J. Kidd

– PARTNER –

Laura

Laura Plank Founds

– PARTNER –

Lori E. Thomson

Lori E. Thomson

– PARTNER –

M. Jason Founds

M. Jason Founds

– PARTNER–

Barry S. Littrell

Barry S. Littrell

– OF COUNSEL –

Belinda S. Barnes

Belinda S. Barnes

– PARTNER –

Mitchell M. Tallan

Mitchell M. Tallan

– PARTNER –

Mark H. Gams

Mark H. Gams

– OF COUNSEL –

James Gallagher

James R. Gallagher

– PARTNER –

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