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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense

5824 Akron-Cleveland Road, Suite A, Hudson, Ohio 44236

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

Cases Gone to Trial : 152

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About Us

Carr Law Office, LLC has been listed in U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms for insurance law every year since 2015.

Our founder, Adam E. Carr, is board-certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He has served as lead trial attorney from jury selection through verdict in more than 200 days of trial.

Mr. Carr has recently been recognized as follows:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Avvo Rating 10.0 out of 10 Superb

2020 The Best Lawyers in America for insurance law (seventh time selected)

2020 Ohio Super Lawyers for insurance coverage (eighth time selected)

Adam E. Carr has appeared for clients throughout the State of Ohio, with court appearances in 67 of Ohio's 88 counties. He has tried cases in 17 different counties, and he 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.

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Client Information

Corporate Clients

  • ATVs and More, Inc.
  • LKQ Corporation
  • O'Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC
  • Truck Enterprises, Inc.

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Firm Member

Adam E. Carr

Hudson, OH

Years of Experience: 25

  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018
Additional Biographical Details:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating; Avvo Rating 10.0 out of 10 Superb; The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, 2014-2020; Ohio Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage, 2010-2012, 2016-2020; 1993 American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Practice, Lawyers' Cooperative Publishing

  • Ohio State, Akron and Lake County Bar Associations
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Contributing Author: Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Tort Law, Thomson West Reuters (1st Ed.2005)
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate (NBTA 2004-Present; Recertified 2009, 2014, 2019)
  • 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)
Extern to Hon. John T. Patton, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District; Law Clerk to Hon. Sara R. Hunter, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

Born: 1968

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Eric K. Grinnell

Hudson, OH

Years of Experience: 5

  • Ohio, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018
  • American, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • 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, 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. 

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, the Dr. Phil show, and a made-for-tv movie. We maintained a no liability defense and eventually the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case against our client, with prejudice, with no 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) 

Cika-Heschmeyer v. Young, 7th Dist. No. 10 MA 0048, 2019-Ohio-502 (injury to business invitee) 

Williams v. Alvarez, 6th Dist. No. WM-17-001, 2017-Ohio-8208 (injury to social guest) 

Ochall v. McNamer, 10th Dist. No. 15AP-772, 2016-Ohio-8493 (quadriplegic after go-kart accident) 

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) 

Hanni v. Allstate, Mahoning C.P. 16 CV 1906 (Feb. 2, 2017) (delay in payment not bad faith) 

Stefou v. Hill, Cuyahoga C.P. No. CV 16-857365 (Jan. 10, 2017) (auto insurance definition of insured person) 

Shelton v. Encompass, Summit C.P. CV 2015-11-5304 (Aug. 1, 2016) (value dispute not bad faith) 

Carson v. Cavoulas, Mahoning C.P. No. 13 CV 1927 (Sept. 30, 2014) (right-of-way case) 

Keough v. Trissel, Stark C.P. No. 2013CV02594 (May 22, 2014) (no punitive damages from alcohol consumption without evidence of impairment) 

Nalbach v. Sharp, Trumbull C.P. No. 2012 CV 1098 (Nov. 19, 2013) (restrictive definition of insured challenged by different auto insurer) 

Bossier v. Bridgewater Place, Summit C.P. CV 2010-11-7713 (June 15, 2011) (injunction ordering homeowner to remove fence which violated deed restrictions)

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