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5824 Akron-Cleveland Road, Suite A
Hudson, Ohio 44236Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 330-655-1662
Fax: 330-653-5469
E-Mail: aecarr@carrlawohio.com
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Established: 2005
Qualified Member Since: 2009

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Advertising Injury
  • Animal Law
  • Arbitration
  • Arborist Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Arson
  • Automobile
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial and Personal Lines
  • Common Carrier
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Homeowners
  • Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Malpractice
  • Motor Carriers
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Negligence
  • Opinions
  • Personal and Commercial Vehicle
  • Product Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Self-Insured
  • Slip and Fall
  • Social Media
  • Sports and Entertainment Liability
  • Tort
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Underwriting
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
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Cases Gone to Trial : 143

About Us
Carr Law Office, LLC is again listed in the most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms for insurance law.

Our founder, Adam E. Carr, is board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He has served as lead trial attorney from jury selection through verdict in 100+ civil jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.

Mr. Carr has recently been recognized as follows:

2017 The Best Lawyers in America for insurance law (fourth time selected)

2017 Ohio Super Lawyers for insurance coverage (fifth time selected)

Adam E. Carr has appeared for clients throughout the State of Ohio, with court appearances in 65 of Ohio's 88 counties. He has tried cases in 15 different counties, and has argued before 10 different appellate courts within Ohio, including 8 Ohio courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

We practice throughout Ohio, at all levels of court. Please see our website for more information. carrlawohio.com
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Client Information
Corporate Clients
O'Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLCTruck Enterprises, Inc.
Insurance Clients
Allstate Insurance CompanyCincinnati Insurance Company
EsuranceGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance CompanyGMAC Insurance Group
MEEMIC Insurance CompanyState Farm Insurance Companies
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Personnel Information
Firm Member
Adam E. Carr
Hudson, OH
Years of Experience:23
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2002
Additional Biographical Details:
2014-2017 The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law; 2010-2012, 2016-2017 Ohio Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage; 1993 American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Practice, Lawyers' Cooperative Publishing
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Akron and Lake County Bar Associations
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Contributing Author: Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Tort Law, Thomson West Reuters (1st Ed.2005)
Certifications:
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate (NBTA 2004-Present; Recertified 2009 & 2014)
Education:
  • Rice University, B.A., 1990
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1993
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Law Review:
Civil Litigation and Procedure Specialty Board, CLM Journal of American Law (2013-2015)
Clerkship:
Extern to the Honorable John T. Patton, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District; Law Clerk to the Honorable Sara R. Hunter, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court
Born:1968
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Associate
Eric K. Grinnell
Hudson, OH
Years of Experience:4
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
Memberships:
  • American, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • The College of Wooster, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 2009
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
Born:1987
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High Profile Cases
Ochall v. McNamer, Franklin C.P. No. 14 CV 005498 (July 31, 2015), affirmed, Ochall v. McNamer, 10th Dist. No. 15AP-772, 2016-Ohio-8493. We successfully defended the organizers of a go-kart race on no liability against a claim of quadriplegia/tetraplegia. A go-kart operated by a child left the track and struck the mother of another operator. The court granted our motion for summary judgment and this was affirmed on appeal.

Barker v. Emergency Professional Serv., Inc. 11th Dist. No. 2012-T-0096, 2013-Ohio-5817; 11th Dist. Nos. 2012-T-0097 & 2013-T-0026, 2013-Ohio-5818; 11th Dist. No. 2012-T-0098, 2013-Ohio-5819. We successfully defended the owner of a private lake on no liability following a diving accident. A guest suffered a severe spinal injury, which allegedly became worse after medical malpractice, rendering the plaintiff a completely disabled quadriplegic/tetraplegic. The court granted our motion for summary judgment, and this was affirmed on appeal.

D.G. v. Boardman Local Schools, N.D.Ohio No. 4:11-cv-01174. We successfully defended a pre-teen girl and her parents against allegations of school bullying and cyberbullying. The case drew national media attention including CBS News' 48 Hours show and the Dr. Phil show. We maintained a no liability defense and eventually convinced the plaintiff's lawyer to voluntarily dismiss the case against our client, with prejudice, without any payment.

In re Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Cases (Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co. v. Wagner), 100 Ohio St.3d 302, 2003-Ohio-5888, 798 N.E.2d 1077 (ending Scott-Pontzer uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage fiasco)

Ohayon v. Safeco, 91 Ohio St.3d 474, 2001-Ohio-100, 747 N.E.2d 206 (conflicts of law - which state's law applies)

Cappara v. Schibley, 85 Ohio St.3d 403, 1999-Ohio-278, 709 N.E.2d 117 (no punitive damages for subsequent bad acts)

Carter v. Forestview Terrace, 8th Dist. No. 103165, 2016-Ohio-5229 (injury to residential tenant)

Schaefer v. Musil, 9th Dist. No. 27109, 2014-Ohio-1504 (definition of occurrence for insurance coverage)

DeMarco v. Allstate, 8th Dist. No. 100192, 2014-Ohio-933 (insurer work product privilege in bad faith case)

Barker v. Emergency Professional Serv., Inc. 11th Dist. No. 2012-T-0096, 2013-Ohio-5817; 11th Dist. Nos. 2012-T-0097 & 2013-T-0026, 2013-Ohio-5818; 11th Dist. No. 2012-T-0098, 2013-Ohio-5819; in related appeal, 11th Dist. No. 2013-T-0018, 2014-Ohio-1368 (quadriplegic after diving accident)

Fuline v. Green, 9th Dist. No. 26586, 2013-Ohio-2171, on prior appeal, 9th Dist. Nos. 25704 & 25936, 2012-Ohio-2749 (attorney fee award reversed)

Dixon v. O'Brien, 7th Dist. No. 12 MA 19, 2013-Ohio-1429, on prior appeal, 7th Dist. No. 09 MA 123, 2011-3399 (motion for new trial; special rules for appeal in magistrate trial)

Kish v Scrocco, 7th Dist. No. 11 MA 197, 2013-Ohio-899 (no liability wrongful death premises case)

Harris-Coker v. Abraham, 9th Dist. No. 26053, 2012-Ohio-4135 (negligence per se for guest of tenant)

Shankle v. Egner, 5th Dist. Nos. 2011 CA 00121 and 2011 CA 00143, 2012-Ohio-2027 (service of process and default judgment)

Jaronovic v. Iacofano, 11th Dist. App. No. 2011-L-070, 2012-Ohio-1581 (injury to social guest)

Suggs v. Looby, 5th Dist. No. 2011 CA 00023, 2011-Ohio-4533 (motion for new trial)

Hartzell v. Breneman, 7th Dist. No. 10 MA 67, 2011-Ohio-2472 (physician-patient privilege)

Terrago-Snyder v. Mauro, 7th Dist. No. 08 MA 233, 2010-Ohio-5524 (expert testimony requirements)

Allstate v. Eyster, 189 Ohio App.3d 640, 2010-Ohio-3673, 939 N.E.2d 1274 (exclusion for bodily injury to resident relative)

Young v Zukowski, 9th Dist. No. 25146, 2010-Ohio-3491 (day trips out of state do not extend statute of limitations)
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Service Areas
Canton, Ohio38 miles
Cleveland, Ohio29 miles
Mansfield, Ohio72 miles
Youngstown, Ohio49 miles
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