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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


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



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  • Douglas Alan Mann

    Pierre Tismo is highly experienced in complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and he has resolved cases for the injured in excess of $55 million. Pierre uses his extensive legal experience to be a voice for the injured.


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Contact info

4420 Taylorsville Road
Huber Heights, OH, 45424-2438

2727 Harding Highway
Lima, OH, 45804-3433



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Clinical Program Book AwardBanks-Baldwin1990
American Jurisprudence Book AwardUniversity of Dayton1990
American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Trial PracticeAmerican Jurisprudence1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Counsel -Complex Litigation/Securities FraudOhio Attorney General's Office2010 - Present
PartnerDyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz2007 - Present
AssociateDyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz2004 - 2007
PartnerSanders, Tismo & Associates2001 - 2004
Associate AttonreyRobert Sanders & Associaites1997 - 2001
Assistant ProsecutorCook County State Attorney's Office1991 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Justice AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeN/A2005 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Kentucky Academy of Trial AttorneysGovernor at Large-Board of Governors2004 - 2005
Kentucky Academy of Trial LawyersChair-Professional Development2004 - 2004
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A1997 - 2004
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Prosecutors Bar AssocaitionN/A1994 - 1997
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of DaytonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAACP Dayton 57th Freedom Fund BanquetCo-Chair/ Award Speaker2008
Northern Kentucky Bar Association Personal Injury SeminarModerator Personal Injury2005
Northern Kentucky Bar Association Personal Injury SeminarModerator Personal Injury2004
Kentucky Justice Association Annual ConventionVoir Dire in Medical Malpractice Cases2003
KBA Annual ConventionNew Lawyer's Program2001
Ohio Association for Justice Regional ConferenceFocus Groups on a Shoestring Budget1999
Trial LawTrial Tactics & AdvocacyN/A