Quintin Lindsmith serves as the firm’s General Counsel. He is the chief legal officer and loss prevention attorney of the firm. He oversees the various legal needs of the firm, including ethical compliance, conflict reviews, client engagement terms, vendor contracts, insurance contracts, employment matters, IT security, claims, litigation, subsidiary corporate governance, loss prevention, client audits, audit letters, and opinion letters.

Prior to becoming General Counsel in 2023, Quintin was a partner in Bricker Graydon’s Litigation Group and was past chair of that group. He had a national litigation practice and represented clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including insurance industry litigation, insurance product litigation, class action defense, bankruptcy litigation, estates and trusts litigation, health care litigation, employment discrimination, banking, and election law litigation.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. (1984)

The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude (1981); Phi Kappa Phi


Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Insurance (2015–2023)

Ranked, Chambers USA – Litigation - General Commercial: Band 4 (2021–2023); Band 3 (2008–2020)

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America® Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Insurance (2017, 2021)

Listed, American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel “Top Rated Lawyers"(2013)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™

Professional Activities

Member, Columbus Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association


Defend two national insurance carriers in $3 billion class action against 264 defendants challenging provisions of credit default swap agreements in the case of In re: Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Member of trial team that prosecuted three successful constitutional challenges to Ohio's system of funding public schools on behalf of over 500 school districts, resulting in a $12 billion school facilities program, DeRolph v. State of Ohio

Successfully defended finance company against $300 million claim asserting improper financing of borrower, Brian A. Bash, Chapter 7 Trustee v. Textron Financial Corporation, et al.

Secured a $4.5 million judgment for one insurance carrier against another insurance carrier on a coverage issue, Chubb Custom Insurance Company v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company

Represented a Lloyd’s syndicate in action against insured law firm pursuing claims for rescission of policy and fraud, Brit Insurance Holdings NV v. Krantz, et al.

Represented a national insurance carrier in response to agent lawsuits in 25 states

Represented a pharmaceutical developer in arbitration securing an award of over $1 million, including attorney fees, against a global pharmaceutical manufacturer (private arbitration)

Complete defense victory following a jury trial in Wisconsin federal court in a matter involving a challenge to terms of a group fixed annuity by a public pension plan, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, et al. v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company, et al.

Complete defense victory for a telecommunications company following jury trial in $5 million action by a former officer claiming equity in the company, Duane C. Bennett v. James R.J. Martin, II, et al.

Complete dismissal by a Pennsylvania federal court of a pay-to-play action brought by a county pension plan against life carriers and fund managers seeking $75 million, Stephen L. Flood, et al. v. Thomas A. Makowski, et al.

Successful representation of manufacturer of a traffic photo enforcement system resulting in two Ohio Supreme Court decisions upholding the home rule powers of cities to enact ordinances allowing for such systems, Kelly Mendenhall, et al. v. Nestor Traffic Systems, Inc., et al., and Walker v. City of Toledo

Coordinating and leading twenty-six separate litigation matters on behalf of PHARMA challenging statewide initiative petitions concerning the public purchase of pharmaceuticals, In re: Keith Brooks

Prosecution of a $2.4 million arbitration claim recovering all damages requested, plus attorney fees on behalf of a national construction client (private arbitration)

Representation of a widow in securing removal of five trustees from a $90 million trust where the trustees had inserted themselves into the estate plan of the decedent, Ann C. Dater, et al. v. Bruce A. Krone, Trustee, et al.

Successful defense of a bank president in a $28 million lawsuit following a four-week jury trial, United Olympic Life v. Delaware County Bank, et al.

Secure dismissal of all five separate agent lawsuits filed in Michigan against national insurance carrier, e.g., Bye v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Served as lead trial attorney for a Chapter 7 Trustee of a regional trucking firm and successfully secured a $2.3 million judgment against former shareholders who received funds from a complex leveraged buyout, In re: Suburban Motor Freight, Inc.

Retained as special litigation counsel for the debtors in the bankruptcy cases of In re: National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc., a $3.3 billion bankruptcy

Successfully participated as special counsel to Official Committee of Tort Claimants’ Committee in the bankruptcy case of In re: Dow Corning Corporation, assisting in various matters, including the formation and testing of a trial protocol for estimating tort claims in this multi-billion dollar mass tort bankruptcy case



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Quintin F. Lindsmith

Firm General Counsel
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  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
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