About Us

Dyson, Schmidlin & Foulds began in 1965. Since its inception, our firm has provided legal representation to individuals and businesses throughout Ohio. Our primary focus has been to serve our clients in a professional, ethical and competent manner. We value each client and vigorously represent them with quality legal representation in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience providing quality representation in many practice areas, including: insurance defense, insurance coverage (including bad faith and extra-contractual exposure), general liability, property damage, personal injury, employer intentional tort, products liability, construction claims, real estate, landlord-tenant, probate & estate, wills & trusts, small business/corporations, elder care/nursing home negligence, consumer rights, and defense of misdemeanor, DUI & traffic infractions.  We also consult clients with regard to Medicare lien issues, Medicare Set-Aside arrangements and Medicare Secondary Payer Act claim reporting requirements, and several of our attorneys are Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified.

Our attorneys are also available to serve as independent mediators to assist with cost-effective resolution of civil claims. Our clients include many Ohio businesses and entities, including insurers, manufacturers, retailers, service providers, small businesses and local governments. We take great steps to maintain client relationships and pride ourselves on being responsive and accessible.

Insurance Disputes:

Our attorneys represent clients involved in first-party insurance claims, coverage disputes - the duties of insurers to defend and indemnify priority of coverage when multiple insurers are involved, uninsured and underinsured motorists claims, medical payment claims, and bad faith claims. In addition, we often provide clients with written opinions on insurance coverage issues which can frequently be beneficial in avoiding litigation. We have vast experience in Ohio trial and appellate courts, and in the federal court system.

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Property Damage Claims:

Our attorneys are experienced in litigating all types of personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims, including those relating to motor vehicle accidents, premises defects, construction defects or a workplace accident.

Medicare Secondary Payer Act:

We are available to consult insurance carriers, third party administrators, lawyers and and individuals with personal injury or workers compensation claims regarding their rights, duties, obligations and liabilities under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, including, but not limited issues concerning protecting Medicare's lien rights, Medicare's mandatory reporting requirements for insurance carriers and self-insured entities, and Medicare Set-Aside arrangements.

Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Our attorneys are available to serve as mediators to provide litigants a cost-effective method of dispute resolution.

Consumer Law:

Ohio consumers are protected by the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act with regard to unfair, deceptive and unconscionable practices in consumer transactions. Dyson, Schmidlin & Foulds' attorneys are competent to assist clients involved in such claims to reach a reasonable resolution in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Construction Defects:

Our firm has assisted numerous clients in cases involving claims against construction companies and contractors with regard to personal injury, property damage and contractual damages alleged to have been caused by defective workmanship.

Commercial & Business Litigation:

Dyson, Schmidlin & Foulds' attorneys assist their business clients with various matters, including, but not limited to, setting up small business entities, contract dispute resolution, debt collection, and the enforcement of non-compete agreements.

OVI/DUI, Misdemeanor and Traffic Violation Defense:

When a client advises us that he or she has been arrested or cited for an alleged crime or traffic violation of the misdemeanor level, such as driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, domestic violence, assault and speeding, our attorneys provide them with a competent defense and work with the prosecutor to reach a reasonable resolution.


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