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 complementary skills, today we have a 10-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.

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.

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.


Insurance Defense & Coverage Disputes

Our law firm in Columbus is a proven resource for insurers in need of dedicated, trial-ready representation.

Bad Faith & Punitive Damages

The financial exposure associated with bad faith litigation is widely recognized by agents, claims managers, executives and others immersed in the insurance industry.

Business Litigation

Whatever business you own or interact with, financially significant disputes are always possible.

Personal Injury

Personal injury litigation arising from serious motor vehicle accidents, falls on hazardous property, use of defective products and other traumatic events is a clear area of strength for the lawyers at Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell.

Fire & Casualty Claims

When homes, businesses and other property are destroyed or incur severe structural damage, high-value insurance coverage disputes often follow.

Professional / Legal Malpractice

When allegations of legal malpractice or another form of professional malpractice arise, the stakes are unquestionably high for all parties involved.

Appellate Practice

A law firm that claims a fierce commitment to going the full distance for its clients must have clear strengths in both trial and appellate practice.

Traffic Defense

Lawyers within the firm represent clients in a wide variety of matters involving both minor and serious traffic offenses.