Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


600 Vine Street, Suite 2600, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Established: 1989

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Equine Law
  • Fire
  • Governmental Defense
  • Municipal Liability
  • Municipal Litigation
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Claim Investigations

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Additional Locations

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 110 SE 6th Street
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    • Telephone: 954-530-5601
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2333 Alexandria Drive
  • Lexington, Kentucky 40504
    • Telephone: 859-547-1200
  • Orlando, Florida
  • 3191 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 160
  • Orlando, Florida 32803
    • Telephone: 407-284-4990
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • 19500 Victor Parkway, Suite 500
  • Detroit, Michigan 48152
    • Telephone: 734-402-8301
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 55 Monument Circle, Suite 1200A
  • Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    • Telephone: 800-496-9699
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • 10200 Forest Green Boulevard, Suite 602
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40223
    • Telephone: 502-371-4000
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • 1605 Main Street, Suite 1106
  • Sarasota, Florida 34236
    • Telephone: 941-684-0100
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • 41 South High Street, Suite 2300
  • Columbus, Ohio 43215
    • Telephone: 614-469-7130

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Shareholders


Brian P. Henry, Firm President

Sarasota, FL
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1999
  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • National Society of Professinal Insurance Investigators
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
Education:
  • Henderson State University, B.A. Political Science (with honors), 1996
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1999
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., 2009
  • Asbury Theological Seminary, M.A., 2013

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John A. Fiocca

Columbus, OH
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Miami University, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 1972
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1975

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James P. Nolan II

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1991
  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Kentucky and Cincinnati Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Society of CPCU
  • Cincinnati Claims Association (Past-President)
Education:
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S. Biology, 1976
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1991

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Jerome F. Rolfes

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1989
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Kentucky and Cincinnati Bar Associations
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Chairman, Trial Tactics Committee, 2012-Present; Vice Chairman, 2010-2011)
Education:
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1985
  • Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, J.D., 1988

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Carmen C. Sarge

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2000
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Greater Cincinnati Regional Arson and Fire Investigators
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • Cincinnati Claims Association
Education:
  • Northern Kentucky University, B.S., 1995
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1999

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J. Patrick Schomaker

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 2003
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Ohio State, Kentucky, Indiana State and Cincinnati Bar Associations
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Xavier University, B.A. Political Science, 2000
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2003

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Partners


Neil P. Baine

Louisville, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Bellarmine University, B.A. Political Science, 2000
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D., 2010

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Tyler Hull

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 2005
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships:
  • American, Ohio State, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Bar Associations
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
Education:
  • Concord University, B.A./B.S., 2002
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2005

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Zach F. McCune

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
Memberships:
  • Ohio State and Cincinnati Bar Associations
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.S.B.A. (cum laude), 2007
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2010

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Andrew L. Smith

Cincinnati, OH

Admitted
  • Ohio, 2010
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
  • Associated General Contractors of Ohio
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • Allied Construction Industries (ACI)
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Bowling Green State University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2007
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2010

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Jason P. Walker

Columbus, OH
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2005
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Sixth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Dayton Bar Association
Education:
  • Ashland University, B.A., 1998
  • University of Dayton, M.A., Communications, 2002
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2005

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Service Areas

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1099 miles

Orlando, Florida 899 miles

Sarasota, Florida 970 miles

Indianapolis, Indiana 109 miles

Lexington, Kentucky 83 miles

Louisville, Kentucky 100 miles

Detroit, Michigan 259 miles

Columbus, Ohio 107 miles

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