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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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I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tismo and I worked together on a large trucking case which occurred on the interstate. Both, who was at fault and what injuries were caused were issues - not an easy case to prepare. Mr. Tismo took the matter forward in an aggressive yet professional manner and we were successful in a large recovery for our client. Further, not only is he an excellent attorney but a genuinely good person. He is a family man that has his priorities right. I hope to work with him again in the future. Highly recommend.
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Relationship: Worked together on matter
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1991||11/21/2016|
|IN||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||Unknown||11/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Clinical Program Book Award||Banks-Baldwin||1990|
|American Jurisprudence Book Award||University of Dayton||1990|
|American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Trial Practice||American Jurisprudence||1990|
|Special Counsel -Complex Litigation/Securities Fraud||Ohio Attorney General's Office||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz||2004 - 2007|
|Partner||Sanders, Tismo & Associates||2001 - 2004|
|Associate Attonrey||Robert Sanders & Associaites||1997 - 2001|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Cook County State Attorney's Office||1991 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kentucky Justice Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Ohio Association for Justice||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Dayton Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys||Governor at Large-Board of Governors||2004 - 2005|
|Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers||Chair-Professional Development||2004 - 2004|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||1997 - 2004|
|Prosecutors Bar Assocaition||N/A||1994 - 1997|
|University of Dayton||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Dayton||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|NAACP Dayton 57th Freedom Fund Banquet||Co-Chair/ Award Speaker||2008|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association Personal Injury Seminar||Moderator Personal Injury||2005|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association Personal Injury Seminar||Moderator Personal Injury||2004|
|Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention||Voir Dire in Medical Malpractice Cases||2003|
|KBA Annual Convention||New Lawyer's Program||2001|
|Ohio Association for Justice Regional Conference||Focus Groups on a Shoestring Budget||1999|
|Trial Law||Trial Tactics & Advocacy||N/A|