For over 70 years, we have served the insurance industry and remain dedicated to providing quality results.  We understand what is important to you, and we consistently challenge ourselves to provide the most cost effective defense for insureds in defense matters  and consistent analysis and resolution of coverage matters. Rendigs attorneys do not believe one litigation plan works for all cases.  We streamline the work and move the cases to evaluation and resolution as quickly as possible.

Our insurance attorneys routinely handle cases involving personal injury from automobile accidents, defective products, fires, and other accidents. We provide comprehensive insurance coverage services including the analysis of policies, preparing reservation of rights letters and opinion letters and litigation coverage disputes.

Our Insurance Litigation Team

Don’s practice focuses on civil litigation in the area of medical defense litigation, transportation, maritime and wrongful death and injury. He defends hospitals, corporations, nursing homes, and physicians. He counsels clients on risk management and quality assurance matters.

Donald C. Adams

Of Counsel

Mike’s practice is focused on civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts including: • Product liability actions defending manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers • Trucking and transportation matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, and carriage of freight; • Commercial and corporation litigation including breach of contract, unfair competition, shareholder disputes and buy-outs; • Professional negligence litigation (accountant negligence, medical and health care negligence, wrongful death suits, and professional licensing board matters); • Defending self-insured companies, insurance companies and their insureds against liability and coverage claims • Personal injury and wrongful death litigation; • Construction litigation; and • Probate litigation (will contests, trust-related disputes and declaratory judgment litigation).
Richard’s practice focuses on all phases of Business Law, including commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law. He also has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and criminal defense. Richard regularly assists individuals and businesses with preparing franchise agreements, drafting general business contracts, licensing agreements, and asset purchase agreements. When not working, Richard is a “foodie” and enjoys trying out new local restaurants.
Ryan practices in general civil litigation, with an emphasis on federal court practice and insurance defense. Prior to joining Rendigs, Ryan served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and to U.S. District Court Judge William J. Zloch in the Southern District of Florida. He has also served as a State Prosecutor in Indiana, and as an advisor to a national non-profit corporation in Washington, D.C.

Ryan J. Dwyer

Associate

James’ practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on construction law, employment law, civil rights, and professional liability. Beginning with his federal courtship, James has substantial experience with federal court cases, at the trial court and appellate levels. James is often called upon within the office and by referring counsel to prepare and argue appellate briefs.
Will’s practice focuses on civil litigation and insurance coverage. His litigation practice is varied and ranges from construction and commercial disputes to product liability and legal malpractice. His insurance coverage practice includes opinions, litigation, and counseling carriers on policy issues.
Mike’s practice is unique as he can seamlessly transition from handling cases involving catastrophic personal injury claims, to complex commercial and product liability, to professional and municipal liability claims.

Michael P. Foley

Managing Partner

Ed’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on products liability, fire losses, environmental claims, mold claims, toxic torts, employer liability, insurance coverage, professional liability, and commercial litigation. Relying on his technical background, Ed is often called upon by other attorneys to handle the most complex expert witness issues.
Felix is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment law. His practice is concentrated in the areas of employment, appellate, aviation, bad faith and personal injury. Felix’s court appellate background is a key factor in his selection to handle some of the most difficult procedural issues in litigation.
Steve’s practice focuses on business law and the defense of professional liability claims. These practice areas include corporate law, commercial and malpractice litigation. He regularly handles negotiations, acquisitions and leasing of commercial properties.
Jeffery M Hines
Jeff’s practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of medical defense litigation and health law matters. He represents and is active in the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals against medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Jeff also has experience representing nursing homes, professional practice groups and other health related organizations in litigation matters. He routinely counsels clients on a variety of risk management, quality assurance, medical staff and other health law matters. In addition, Jeff maintains a diverse appellate practice. He has experience advocating for clients on a wide variety of matters in courts of appeal throughout Ohio.
Named the 2013 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Cincinnati, John’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage matters. He practices in state and federal courts in Ohio and Kentucky. John also litigates professional liability, aviation liability, wrongful death claims and serious personal injury claims. John is also general counsel for the Western Water Company.
Pete’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of complex and product liability litigation. He has active and extensive pretrial, trial, and appellate experience with a concentration on products liability, high exposure and complex matters, commercial litigation, and insurance matters in numerous states across the country.
Ted’s practice focuses on several different areas of litigation including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and related administrative proceedings (VSSR, OSHA), commercial and personal injury litigation. He regularly appears in courts both state and federal in Ohio and Kentucky and also practices before administrative agencies such as the Ohio Industrial Commission and OSHA.
Jon is the team leader for the insurance and general litigation group. His practice focuses on litigation, which encompasses matters involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, product liability, fire losses, mold claims, toxic torts, and class actions. Jon prides himself in advancing cases quickly toward an early evaluation and resolution, whether by negotiation, motion or trial.
Jon’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of insurance defense in Kentucky and Ohio courts. He handles personal injury, property damage, and premises liability claims. He is experienced in all aspects of a civil case, from discovery to alternative dispute resollution to trial to post trial relief, and represents both individuals and businesses.
Chad’s practice is concentrated on employment law, admiralty and maritime law, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation in Ohio and Indiana. He has extensive experience and an active pre-trial, trial, and appellate practice in these areas.

Chad E. Willits

Of Counsel