TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

April
17th 2014

Recent Ohio decision confirms that documents like pre-suit evaluations contained in an insurer’s claim-file are not protected by the work-product doctrine or the attorney-client privilege

DeMarco v. Allstate Insurance Co., 8th Dist. No. CV-12-789067, 2014-Ohio-933 arose out of an auto accident in which Elizabeth DeMarco was injured by an uninsured driver. Demarco filed suit against Allstate Insurance and several other parties. DeMarco alleged that Allstate ― her own insurer ― had refused to compensate her fully in accordance with the terms of her auto uninsured-motorist coverage and thereby breached its “implied covenant to perform its obligations under the contract in good faith.” Id. at ¶ 4.... Read More

February
25th 2014

TMLPA recognized for participation with ABLE/LAWO’s Campaign for Equal Justice.

Thacker Martinsek received special recognition for the donations the firm and each of its individual attorneys gave to the 2013 fundraising campaign for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.... Read More

February
13th 2014

Must policyholders wait to be sued in order to obtain a defense from their insurers under historical CGL policies? That depends...

Despite the development of environmental insurance coverage over the last few decades, insurers still dispute whether they have a duty to defend policyholders under historical commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies in administrative actions that the EPA has brought under CERCLA for environmental cleanup and investigation. These policies typically require insurers to defend “suits” brought against the policyholder, but the term suit is undefined in the standard form policy. Insurers frequently assert that their duty to defend is triggered only by formal lawsuit filed in a court of law – not by administrative actions.... Read More

April
17th 2014

Recent Ohio decision confirms that documents like pre-suit evaluations contained in an insurer’s claim-file are not protected by the work-product doctrine or the attorney-client privilege

DeMarco v. Allstate Insurance Co., 8th Dist. No. CV-12-789067, 2014-Ohio-933 arose out of an auto accident in which Elizabeth DeMarco was injured by an uninsured driver. Demarco filed suit against Allstate Insurance and several other parties. DeMarco alleged that Allstate ― her own insurer ― had refused to compensate her fully in accordance with the terms of her auto uninsured-motorist coverage and thereby breached its “implied covenant to perform its obligations under the contract in good faith.” Id. at ¶ 4.... Read More

February
25th 2014

TMLPA recognized for participation with ABLE/LAWO’s Campaign for Equal Justice.

Thacker Martinsek received special recognition for the donations the firm and each of its individual attorneys gave to the 2013 fundraising campaign for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.... Read More

February
13th 2014

Must policyholders wait to be sued in order to obtain a defense from their insurers under historical CGL policies? That depends...

Despite the development of environmental insurance coverage over the last few decades, insurers still dispute whether they have a duty to defend policyholders under historical commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies in administrative actions that the EPA has brought under CERCLA for environmental cleanup and investigation. These policies typically require insurers to defend “suits” brought against the policyholder, but the term suit is undefined in the standard form policy. Insurers frequently assert that their duty to defend is triggered only by formal lawsuit filed in a court of law – not by administrative actions.... Read More

TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

April
17th 2014

Recent Ohio decision confirms that documents like pre-suit evaluations contained in an insurer’s claim-file are not protected by the work-product doctrine or the attorney-client privilege

DeMarco v. Allstate Insurance Co., 8th Dist. No. CV-12-789067, 2014-Ohio-933 arose out of an auto accident in which Elizabeth DeMarco was injured by an uninsured driver. Demarco filed suit against Allstate Insurance and several other parties. DeMarco alleged that Allstate ― her own insurer ― had refused to compensate her fully in accordance with the terms of her auto uninsured-motorist coverage and thereby breached its “implied covenant to perform its obligations under the contract in good faith.” Id. at ¶ 4.... Read More

February
25th 2014

TMLPA recognized for participation with ABLE/LAWO’s Campaign for Equal Justice.

Thacker Martinsek received special recognition for the donations the firm and each of its individual attorneys gave to the 2013 fundraising campaign for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.... Read More

February
13th 2014

Must policyholders wait to be sued in order to obtain a defense from their insurers under historical CGL policies? That depends...

Despite the development of environmental insurance coverage over the last few decades, insurers still dispute whether they have a duty to defend policyholders under historical commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies in administrative actions that the EPA has brought under CERCLA for environmental cleanup and investigation. These policies typically require insurers to defend “suits” brought against the policyholder, but the term suit is undefined in the standard form policy. Insurers frequently assert that their duty to defend is triggered only by formal lawsuit filed in a court of law – not by administrative actions.... Read More

TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

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