Areas of Practice
PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH
- The Carr Law Office, LLC provides board-certified trial counsel and award-winning appellate counsel in personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Ohio.
- Adam E. Carr is board-certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
- Adam E. Carr has first-chair lead counsel experience in hundreds of trials and arbitrations.
Adam E. Carr successfully defended a pre-teen girl and her parents in federal court. Our clients had been accused of bullying at school and cyberbullying on the internet. The plaintiff filed suit against our clients, plus ten other children, their parents, and the school district. The allegations against our clients were dismissed with prejudice during discovery, with no payment by our clients or their insurer. The case was featured on national television and is discussed further on the News page on this website.
Adam E. Carr successfully defended an SUV driver who had allegedly made an improper turn into the path of a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and needed to have a prosthetic hip. He produced over $130,000 in past medical bills, and his treating physician estimated a need for future surgery. The jury found that the SUV driver was not at fault, and the motorcyclist received no payment.
- Adam E. Carr is recognized for insurance coverage expertise in Ohio Super Lawyers 2010, 2011, and 2012.
- The Carr Law Office, LLC is listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. We advise and defend leading insurers in coverage disputes arising out of automobile, homeowner, commercial general liability, and other insurance coverage.
Adam E. Carr represented the successful insurer in the leading Ohio case on conflicts of law in uninsured and underinsured motorist cases. Ohayon v. Safeco, 91 Ohio St.3d 474, 2001-Ohio-100, 747 N.E.2d 206.
Adam E. Carr represented the successful insurers in two of the companion cases to Westfield Ins. Co. v. Galatis, 100 Ohio St.3d 216, 2003-Ohio-5849, 799 N.E.2d 179. The Supreme Court of Ohio adopted one of Adam E. Carr's arguments on insurance policy interpretation. It was Galatis that ended the Scott-Pontzer phenomenon, which had driven some leading insurers out of the Ohio insurance market. See In re Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Cases (Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co. v. Wagner and Vicars v. McCray), 100 Ohio St.3d 302, 2003-Ohio-5888, 798 N.E.2d 1077.
Adam E. Carr successfully appealed a contempt citation against an Allstate adjuster who had been sentenced to jail, ostensibly for appearing at court-ordered mediation without settlement authority. Adkins v. Hansen, Ashland App. No. 01COA01437, 2002-Ohio-2676. Adam E. Carr later convinced the same judge, who had issued the contempt citation, to rule in favor of Allstate on the main coverage issue. Adam E. Carr successfully defended this ruling upon appeal. Adkins v. Ferguson, Ashland App. No. 02 CA 34, 2003-Ohio-403.
The Carr Law Office, LLC and Adam E. Carr represent
insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in significant cases throughout the State of Ohio and in federal court. We represent clients at every stage of the litigation process, from pre-suit investigation through discovery, trial, and appeal. The Carr Law Office, LLC and Adam E. Carr handle civil litigation of all types, including serious personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage, and other civil litigation.
Adam E. Carr successfully defended an out-of-state commercial truck dealer sued by a leading local dealer following nonpayment for a commercial tow truck. The out-of-state dealer had refused to pay because the local dealer had misrepresented the condition of the truck. The jury found that the out-of-state dealer was not required to pay for the defective truck or to return it.
Adam E. Carr successfully defended a prospective purchaser alleged to have broken the lid of an antique porcelain clock while handling the clock just before an art auction. The judge found that the prospective purchaser was entitled to conduct a reasonable inspection, which included turning over the clock to inspect the manufacturer’s markings for authenticity. The court also found that the dealer should have either secured the lid or warned that the object included two pieces.
Adam E. Carr successfully resolved a class action against an alleged junk fax broadcaster under the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Junk Fax Protection Act. Adam E. Carr reduced statutory damages from eight figures to five figures by demonstrating that the lead plaintiff lacked standing, the defendant lacked intent, and there were far fewer actual plaintiffs and actual faxes than originally claimed.
Adam E. Carr received the American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Practice, awarded in law school to the student who received the highest grade in this class. Adam E. Carr also worked as an extern for the late Honorable John T. Patton of Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals and as the law clerk for the Honorable Sara R. Hunter of Ohio’s Cleveland Heights Municipal Court.
Adam E. Carr has served as lead counsel of record in over fifty reported Ohio appellate court decisions. Selected cases are discussed on the News page on this website.