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Tim Gerrity
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Timothy D. Gerrity

Focusing on family law and personal injury, I have 36+ years experience on 1000’s of cases. I offer great client service & reply within 24 hrs
Gerrity and Burrier, Ltd.
(1-5 Attorneys)
www.gerrityandburrier.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Family Law and Divorce
Injury and Accidents

LOCATION:
400 S. 5th Street, Suite 302
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
47 years

PHONE:
614-224-8824

FAX:
614-224-3810

Why did you become an attorney?

I never gave thought to being anything else other than an attorney from the time I was in elementary school. My teachers, my parents and other adults in my life opined that I should become a lawyer and it never occurred to me to be anything else.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

There is no greater incentive in the practice of law than serving your clients and achieving the best results possible.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

As with everything else in an attorney’s life who is engaged in sole practice or in a small practice environment, clients dictate areas of emphasis. In my younger years, I tried many jury trials in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and elsewhere, but as I have grown older my emphasis has shifted, again because of the direction of my clients, to family law with a secondary emphasis in personal injury law and I've limited my practice to those two areas.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I spend the bulk of my off-duty time with my wife Leslie. We enjoy traveling, exercising, and entertaining our friends. I am also an avid reader and movie buff.

Describe your charitable activities.

For many years, I've accepted pro bono legal cases when referred to me by the Columbus Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service as well as the Legal Aid Society. Recently, I began participating with the Interfaith Legal Clinic, which meets once a month to refer clients for pro bono services.

Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
Injury and Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Intentional Injuries
  • Mass Accidents
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Toxic Torts and Class Actions
  • Victims of Abuse
Degree

OSU Moritz
Juris Doctor (JD), 1970

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

Accomplishments

I have been a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers Association, and Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. I have been the chairman of numerous Columbus Bar Association committees and served on special committees through the Columbus Bar dealing with issues as wide-ranging as streamlining Municipal Court practices, to attempting to encourage collegiality amongst practicing attorneys and to eliminate bad practice.

Court Admissions

Federal District Court
All Ohio Courts

Continuing Education

I have far exceeded the minimum requirements for ongoing legal education and attended CLE seminars in my areas of interest in the practice of law.

Bar Admission Date

1970-01-01

Supreme Court Number

0022806

Licensed In

Ohio (1970), #0022806

Significant Cases

We view all cases as significant; client service is also very important to us and we reply to inquiries quickly, often within 24 hours. We have a sensitivity to client finances, with hourly rates range from $300 for the senior partner to $80 for legal assistants. We attempt to utilize our personnel most effectively to maximize results and to minimize client’s costs.

Summary of Firm

Focusing on family law and personal injury, I have 36+ years experience on 1000’s of cases. I offer great client service & reply within 24 hrs

Summary of Previous Employment

I've spent my entire legal career in private practice and I appreciate the freedom it gives me to help my clients to the fullest extent of the law and my legal abilities. My current practice, Gerrity and Burrier, Ltd, includes my partner, attorney Brian C. Burrier, one associate attorney, and three legal assistants. Our practice is focused on the areas of family law and personal injury. I have solid experience in both areas, on 1,000's of cases, including more than 50 jury trials for personal injury cases.

Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation by telephone. For in-person consultations in hourly rate cases, I typically charge an initial consultation fee and apply the monies paid to a retainer in the event that an attorney/client relationship is established.

Typical Retainer Fees

For hourly rate cases, a typical retainer would be approximately 10-15 hours of time.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Our law firm has a sensitivity to finances. We attempt to utilize our personnel most effectively to maximize results and to minimize client’s costs.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Hourly rates range from $300 for the senior partner (myself) to $80 for legal assistants for family law issues. Personal Injury cases are handled by contingency fees (a percentage of recovery).

 

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