Columbus Office

175 South Third Street
Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
T: 614.324.1041
F: 614.228.5934
E: egentile@mrrlaw.com

ELISABETH “LISA” GENTILE

PARTNER


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Ms. Gentile’s primary area of focus is on insurance defense litigation, including auto and commercial trucking, premise liability, and medical malpractice. She represents a wide variety of clients, including defending insureds on behalf of insurance companies. Lisa has successfully defended clients in various local courts as well as having received favorable decisions in the Courts of Appeal in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Districts. With a degree in Allied Medicine and Health Information,  Lisa has utilized her extensive background in the medical field to successfully litigate on behalf of physicians and hospitals throughout Ohio.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Successfully defended several medical malpractice cases including wrongful death and permanent impairment claims in various venues across Ohio
  • Successfully defended personal auto owners and operators involved in accidents on basis of liability and negligent entrustment in trial settings as well as arbitrations including claims of wrongful death, traumatic brain injury and permanent impairment
  • Successfully defended tractor-trailer operators and interstate logistics companies whose negligence was alleged to have resulted in a scope of injuries including wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, permanent impairment, etc.
  • Successful representation of large multi-state retailers regarding claims brought based upon injuries from shelving and displays, flooring textiles, wrongful detention, false imprisonment and defamation. Also successfully defended landlords for claims for wrongful death, negligent maintenance, dog bites, etc.
  • Successful representation of various food establishments in the areas of food contamination, foreign objects and general premise liability issues
  • Successfully defended a variety of construction cases dealing with sub-contractor’s workmanship, warranty issues, defective materials and work product as well as negligence issues
  • Successful practice in several appellate districts across Ohio, including both motion practice and oral argument
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS
  • Medical Malpractice: Hospitals, nurses, allied medical specialists including physical therapists, respiratory therapists and speech therapists, midwifes and nurse practitioners, medical practice groups and individual practitioners in the areas of Neurology, OB/GYN, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatal ICU, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Urology, Dermatology, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Orthopedics and Primary Care
  • Automobile & Commercial Auto Liability: Personal auto owners and operators, tractor-trailer operators and interstate logistics companies
  • Premises Liability: Multi-state retailers, real estate developers and landlords
  • Restaurant Liability: Food establishments
  • Construction Litigation: General and specialty contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and suppliers
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
PRESENTATIONS
  • Workplace Investigations, MRR Business & Employment Law Roundtable (December 2016)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Trinity Catholic School, School Advisory Board (2010-2014)
  • St. Margaret of Cortona
    • Finance Committee (2009-present)
    • Parish Council (2013-present)
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
EDUCATION
  • J.D., 1996, Capital University Law School
    • Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1993-1996
    • Dean’s List
  • Summer 1994, Dickinson School of Law
    • International Law Program
  • B.A., 1992, The Ohio State University
    • Major: Allied Medicine and Health Information
    • Scarlet & Gray Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean’s List