We help clients evaluate and manage risk through vigorous investigations and thorough legal analysis, providing strategic advice and efficient representation both in and out of court.
Butler County Government Services Center

Invited to be a contributing author for Aspatore for a third time, Michael Jacobs' new chapter, “Insurers and Their Counsel Need to Keep Abreast of State Law Changes That Affect the Use of Technology” published in Insurance Law 2016: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year surveys state laws on drones/UAS/UAVs and automated license plate readers (ALPR) and their effects on insurers. Michael’s earlier chapters include "Insurance Fraud in 'The Great Recession,'" published in Insurance Law 2015: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore) and "Insurance Fraud Investigation Strategies for Attorneys and Clients," published in Inside the Minds: Defending Against Insurance Fraud Claims (Aspatore, 2011).

About Us


Firm Overview
McGowan & Jacobs, LLC is recognized by peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory with the highest ranking for law firms (AV®) and is the only firm located in Hamilton listed in Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. The firm's focus is on the defense of civil litigation. Located less than a block from the Government Services Building and
"...from small renovations of historic buildings to large institutional projects costing over $75,000,000."
Historic Courthouse in Hamilton, the county seat of Butler County, Ohio, our office is close to both Dayton and Cincinnati, and is centrally located to serve Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The attorneys of McGowan & Jacobs, LLC serve as counsel in civil litigation in state and federal courts representing individuals, corporations and governmental agencies providing cost efficient, effective representation in a wide array of practice areas including professional and medical malpractice defense, civil rights, construction, insurance fraud investigations, coverage analysis and opinions, subrogation, collections and business litigation.

Our Philosophy
Whether we are representing an insurance company, an insured, a governmental agency, an individual, a professional or a private business, we believe attorneys should understand the needs and constraints of their clients and communicate with their clients about their representation to allow the client to meaningfully assist counsel in the representation.
With undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and architecture, the attorneys of McGowan & Jacobs, LLC are detail oriented and sensitive of the need to understand clients' technical, scientific or professional practices to better represent them. McGowan & Jacobs also believes the retention of experienced and dedicated staff results in the efficient and successful representation of clients.

What You Can Expect
Clients, adjusters and administrators can expect regular communications by letter, telephone and/or email, reporting pursuant to litigation guidelines or other client forms, with budgets, estimates of expenses and authorization sought for major expenses. We also provide detailed billing on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis according to client preference via electronic interface or traditional paper bills. Our goal is to zealously represent our clients providing "outside the box" solutions, cost effective advice and high quality representation performed in an efficient, professional and ethical manner.

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