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Gerhardt Gosnell II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

Arnold & Clifford LLP
115 West Main Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-460-1600
Fax: 614-469-1093
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Gerhardt "Gage" A. Gosnell II is an experienced Columbus attorney who works as a partner at Arnold & Clifford LLP. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the law firm. His work involves representing Ohio business clients in matters related to commercial litigation and appellate law.

In 1990, Mr. Gosnell completed his undergraduate studies in history and graduated summa cum laude. Five years later, he completed his J.D. at The Ohio State University College of Law, where he also graduated summa cum laude. During his studies, he was part of the prestigious Order of the Coif.

Prior to working at Arnold & Clifford LLP, Mr. Gosnell served as a judicial law clerk in the Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals under the Honorable Judge Cynthia Lazarus. He was also a partner at another prominent law firm in Ohio. During his career, Mr. Gosnell has attracted the attention of several prestigious organizations and publications. For example, he was named Best Lawyer by the Appellate Advocacy.

Mr. Gosnell has remained an active contributor to the legal field and his community. From 2006 to 2008, he served as contributing editor at the Ohio Tort Law Journal. He has also participated in numerous philanthropic activities involving the OSU Moritz Mentoring & More Program; Capital University, Alumni Advisory Board; and Columbus Dance Theatre. In fact, he received the Pro Bono Award from The Legal Aid Society of Columbus Ohio.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 30%Appellate
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

About Gerhardt Gosnell II

First Admitted: 1995, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court, Executive Committee, 2006 to 2010
  • CBA Judicial Campaign, Advertising Committee, 2013 to 2013  
  • Columbus Dance Theatre Board of Directors, 2012-2016
  • Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Franklin Inn, 1995 - Present
  • Chair, American Inns of Court, Franklin Inn, 2006-10
  • Vice-President, Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • President, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2009-10
  • Member, CBA Judicial Screening Committee, 2009-11
  • Contributing Editor, Ohio Tort Law Journal, 2006-08
  • Member, Contributing Editor, 2006-08
  • Member, Berwick Civic Association
  • Board of Trustees, Berwick Civic Association, 2000-02
  • Member, Capital University Alumni Advisory Board, 1998-01

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus Writing Mentorship Program, 2009 to 2011
  • OSU Moritz & More, Mentoring Program, 2011 to 2012
  • Capital University, Alumni Advisory Board, 1998 to 2001
  • Columbus Dance Theatre, Board of Directors, 2013 to 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • At the Dawn of False Light with the Likelihood of Fog Ahead, Tort Law Journal of Ohio, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Thompson West, Sept/Oct 2007
  • Contributing Editor, Ohio Tort Law Journal, 2006 - 2008
  • The Innocent Construction Rule is Anything But: The Rule's Dubious Adoption by Ohio's Courts, Tort Law Journal of Ohio, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Thompson West, July/August 2006
  • Constitutionality of the CAT from the Sale of Food and Fuel, 18th Annual Ohio Tax Conference, January 29, 2009


  • Ohio Rising Star
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Ohio Super Lawyers (Top 50 Columbus (2016-18), Top 100 Ohio (2017))
  • Best Lawyers, Appellate Advocacy, 2012-2017
  • Pro Bono Award, Legal Aid Society of Columbus Ohio, 2007


  • Ohio Grocers Association v. Levin, 123 Ohio St.3d 303 (Ohio Supreme Court 2009)
  • Retail Ventures, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co, 691 F.3d 821 (6th Circuit 2012)
  • Stockberger v. Henry, 2012-Ohio-5392 (Ohio Supreme Court 2012)

Educational Background

  • Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. in History, Summa Cum Laude, May 1990
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Office Location for Gerhardt Gosnell II

115 West Main Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-460-1600

Fax: 614-469-1093

Last Updated: 6/29/2022

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