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Thomas W. Trimble

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus, OH

Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC
500 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-8187
Fax: 614-224-4943
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Thomas W. Trimble is an attorney at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Trimble has more than 35 years of experience litigating personal injury matters throughout Ohio. He handles matters involving auto crashes, all types of personal injury claims, and medical negligence, products liability and wrongful death matters.

Mr. Trimble has been a licensed attorney since 1983. He is admitted in all Ohio state courts as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has represented hundreds of injury victims over the course of his career and recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Recognized for his accomplishments, Mr. Trimble has attained an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell for many years. This is the highest available rating by this respected organization.

Along with his practice, Mr. Trimble has lectured on topics including bad faith insurance law, personal injury and trial techniques. Active in his legal community, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice and the board of Ohio Citizen Action. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Central Ohio Association for Justice, and the Ohio Association for Justice.

Mr. Trimble earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and received his law degree from Capital University Law School, where he was a Notes Editor of its Law Review.  Before he began practicing law in 1983, he worked as a claim representative for a major automobile insurance company and handled personal injury and wrongful death actions for five years.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Thomas W. Trimble

First Admitted: 1983, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio Association for Justice, Board of Trustees
  • Ohio Citizen Action, Board Member
  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1987


  • "AV" (preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1976
  • Bowling Green State University, M.A., 1977
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Office Location for Thomas W. Trimble

500 South Front Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-224-8187

Fax: 614-224-4943

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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