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Tort, Personal Injury & Insurance Defense

The attorneys at Giffen & Kaminski regularly protect against and defend a broad range of injury-related litigation for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, real estate owners, contractors, individuals and many other businesses who are routinely faced with premises or other tort liability claims. In today’s litigious environment, it is critical to have a team of attorneys with trial experience who are ready, willing and able to take cases to verdict. The lawyers of Giffen & Kaminski enjoy a well-earned reputation for being trial ready.

Our approach is to move quickly at the outset to thoroughly investigate and evaluate the exposure, ensure collection of appropriate evidence and hire the right experts. Our clients benefit from our understanding of and constant desire to learn more about their business and risk exposures. All this is done at the same time being conscious of efficiencies for both the time and cost of litigation.

We have extensive experience defending routine and complex cases in federal and state court arising from injuries as the result of an alleged tort, defect or malpractice, including those arising from:

  • Airplane crash
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Car or truck crashes
  • Construction defects
  • Defamation
  • Dram shop/liquor liability
  • Engineering or architectural design mistakes
  • Employer intentional torts
  • False arrest
  • Fire or explosion
  • Legal malpractice
  • Mechanical/equipment failures
  • Medical malpractice
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent infliction of emotional distress
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Occupational intentional injuries
  • Product liability
  • Security breaches
  • Slip and fall
  • Weather related issues

Giffen & Kaminski represents its insurance clients in first and third party coverage disputes and defends against bad faith claims. We review both claims-made and occurrence based policies to render coverage opinions.

Our depth allows us to handle coverage disputes involving casualty, property and liability insurance including professional liability, D&O, E&O and CGL policies.

Our practice areas are narrowly tailored to fit the background and experience of our lawyers. Our practice areas include:

Our Office
  • Cleveland Office
    1300 East Ninth Street
    Suite 1600
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Phone: 216-621-5161
    Fax: 216-621-2399