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J. Pierre Tismo

J. Pierre Tismo

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Pierre is highly experienced in complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He joined the firm in December 2004, and in his first two years, he achieved an $8.5 million settlement and a $4 million settlement in cases involving dangerous trucks; a $960,000.00 settlement involving medical negligence; and an $860,000.00 wrongful death settlement, among others. Pierre won a 2006 auto crash jury verdict in Butler County, amounting to just under one million dollars. In 2006, Pierre was named a partner at DGM&S and continued to produce successful results for the injured. He won 3 cases against dangerous truck drivers that totaled $4,305,000.00 and another for $512,500.00. This was among other successful settlements in auto-accident cases. He also resolved 2 cases of medical negligence totaling $1,732,500.00. This litigation expertise has led to Pierre spearheading the Firm’s prosecution of Federal Multidistrict Litigation class action cases involving securities fraud and defective pharmaceuticals.


Pierre joined the firm after 7 years of medical negligence & wrongful death litigation in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, that was preceded by 7 years as a Prosecutor in Chicago, Illinois. As a prosecutor in Chicago, he tried murder cases and other violent crimes to successful jury verdicts.


Pierre has spoken to the Ohio Association for Justice, (formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers—OATL), the Kentucky Justice Association (formerly the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys—KATA), the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA) on trial tactics & advocacy. He chaired and moderated several annual personal injury seminars for the NKBA and served for several elected terms on the KATA Board of Governors. As an adjunct faculty member at The Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Pierre taught trial advocacy classes and coached several trial teams.


He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and several U.S. District Courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


While as a law student at the University of Dayton School of Law, Pierre received the Banks-Baldwin Clinical Program Book Award for the outstanding clinical program student at the University of Dayton Law Clinic. Pierre was also the recipient of the 1990 American Jurisprudence Book Award for being the outstanding student in Civil Trial Practice.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 30%

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Contact Info

131 N. Ludlow St., Suite 1400
Dayton, OH, 45402-1110

4420 Taylorsville Road
Huber Heights, OH, 45424-2438

2727 Harding Highway
Lima, OH, 45804-3433

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199704/21/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199105/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clinical Program Book AwardBanks-Baldwin1990
American Jurisprudence Book AwardUniversity of Dayton1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz2007 - Present
AssociateDyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz2004 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Dayton Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Kentucky Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of DaytonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial LawTrial Tactics & AdvocacyN/A