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Firm Overview & Client Awards

Since 1917, the law firm of Ritter, Robinson, McCready & James, Ltd. has been providing innovative, efficient and effective legal services to insurance companies, political subdivisions, businesses of all sizes and individuals. Our focus on excellent service and positive results has produced numerous awards and acknowledgements from clients.

Our firm has been honored with the following acknowledgments:

  • Ohio Super Lawyer;
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms;
  • A.M. Best Directory of Recommended Counsel;
  • Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell;
  • Membership in the Litigation Counsel of America;
  • Membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel;
  • Inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers List; and
  • Designated as a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm" for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Awards from clients:
    • 2009 Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Trial Result;
    • 2010 Top Gavel Award for Best Business Practice Partner;
    • 2011 Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Trial Result;
    • 2012 Blue Ocean Award in Recognition of Value Innovation and Strategic Partnership;
    • 2013 Blue Ocean Award for Value, Innovation and Strategic Partnership;
    • 2014 OARS Award for Resolution Through Innovation;
    • 2014 Golden Gavel Award for a Successful Appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court;
    • 2015 OARS Award for Resolution Through Innovation;
    • 2015 Anchor Award for Participation in a Think Tank to Develop a Checklist for Efficient Legal Service; and
    • 2016 Blue Ocean Award in recognition of Value Innovation and Strategic Partnership.

The partners in the firm are skilled and experienced trial attorneys. This experience includes all forms of insurance coverage and insurance defense litigation. Despite this experience our focus is always on early resolution. We work closely with our insurance company representatives to develop a resolution plan and strive to conclude all cases within one year after assignment to our office. If a case cannot be settled, the critical issues to be resolved by a jury are identified. Negotiations are initiated to resolve other issues and streamline the trial. Our lawyers work with clients to develop a defense trial theme and have repeatedly enjoyed the results of a cooperative effort.

We understand our clients' legal expense concerns. Our efficient defense strategies result in reduced costs. This arises primarily from the vigorous pursuit of early resolution. It is also a byproduct of our firm's conscientious use of formal discovery and expert witnesses. Several of the awards from clients are associated with our distinctive legal services.

Our lawyers serve clients in state courts throughout Ohio and Michigan. We also serve clients in federal courts throughout the Midwest. Included with our legal services are timely client seminars to address recent developments. Our goal is to provide innovative and effective defense services to informed and satisfied clients.