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General Defense
246 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 513-844-2000 ext. 219
Fax: 513-868-1190
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Established: 2003

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automobile Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fire Loss
  • Insurance Defense
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property and Casualty
  • School Law
  • Special Investigative Unit Claims
  • Trial Practice
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About Us
McGowan & Jacobs, LLC is recognized by peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory with the highest ranking for law firms (AV®) and is the only firm located in Hamilton listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. The firm's focus is on the defense of civil litigation, insurance coverage litigation and opinions and assisting insurers in the investigation of suspected fraudulent claims. Our office is close to both Dayton and Cincinnati, and is centrally located to serve Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Whether we are representing an insurance company, an insured, a governmental agency, an individual, a professional or a private business, we believe attorneys should understand the needs and constraints of their clients and communicate with their clients about their representation to allow the client to meaningfully assist counsel in the representation. Clients, adjusters and administrators can expect regular communications by letter, telephone and/or email, reporting pursuant to litigation guidelines or other client forms, with budgets, estimates of expenses and authorization sought for major expenses. We also provide detailed billing on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis according to client preference via electronic interface or traditional paper bills. Our goal is to zealously represent our clients providing "outside the box" solutions, cost effective advice and high quality representation performed in an efficient, professional and ethical manner.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Everest National Insurance CompanyGlobe American Casualty Company
Indiana Insurance CompanyThe Medical Protective Company
Ohio Bar Liability Insurance CompanyOhio Mutual Insurance Company
Personal Service Insurance CompanyState Automobile Mutual Insurance Company
United Ohio Insurance CompanyZurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
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Personnel Information
Jack C. McGowan
Hamilton, OH
  • Ohio, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Miami University
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S.M.E., 1970
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1974
Pi Tau Sigma
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Michael E. Jacobs
Hamilton, OH
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Ohio, 1997
  • Indiana, 2001
  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • University of Cincinnati, B.Arch., 1993
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
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Insurance Fraud Investigation Strategies for Attorneys and Clients," published in Inside the Minds: Defending Against Insurance Fraud Claims by Michael E. Jacobs, Esq., Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
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