Ohio Auto Accident Defense Attorneys

Our law firm in Columbus is a proven resource for insurers in need of dedicated, trial-ready representation after serious car, trucking and other motor vehicle accidents. Applying decades of relevant experience, including hundreds of favorable outcomes earned at trial and on appeal, our attorneys aggressively target the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Skilled Representation Of Insurers, Insured Parties And Business Entities Statewide

Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell, L.L.P., was founded in 1996 by a cohesive group of attorneys with extensive insurance litigation knowledge. We have been the auto accident defense firm of choice for the leading insurance carriers in Ohio for many years. We also have an active self-insured retention practice to assert and defend the interests of other businesses after accidents involving their company vehicles and employees.

Rapid, Smart Investigation To Protect Your Interests

We emphasize timely investigation, recovery of evidence and consideration of every issue that may arise in an auto claim or coverage dispute. This includes:

  • Deploying and directing highly qualified experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, medicine and other specialized fields as needed
  • Promptly contacting witnesses to obtain testimony and gauge the strengths and vulnerabilities of each party’s positions if fault and accident causality are disputed
  • Collecting and analyzing all relevant medical information, including evidence of any overstatement of the seriousness of injuries or the presence of an undisclosed pre-existing condition

Turn To Lawyers Recognized As Authorities On Current Ohio Insurance Law

You can depend on our legal team for in-depth understanding of the nuances of current Ohio insurance laws — and for total vigor in identifying the best defense strategy for your case. We effectively handle issues related to noneconomic damage caps instituted through tort reform, intervening and superseding causes of accidents, Robinson v. Bates medical bill setoffs, reduction of damage awards for lack of seat belt use, liability of parties not joined to lawsuits and much more.
In any case involving a fatality, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other injury alleged to cause a loss of limb or permanent loss of function, it is critical to work with a law firm prepared to try that case before a jury if necessary.


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 more 30 or more years.