I was an avid cyclist, and had known Chris very casually from a few group rides. I was fortunate to get to know him much better after I was hit by an at-fault SUV in May 2022. Chris worked in collaboration with Steve Magas to sort out the intricacies of my case and explain them in a manner that was easy to understand. Step by step through the process, I was kept abreast of any developments and negotiations, and Chris was always just a phone call away for any questions or just to listen to me. Chris has a very compassionate manner, and did a great service to me in managing my expectations and ultimately delivering results in my personal injury claim.
I'm a retired cyclist now, but would not hesitate to hire Carville Legal Counsel for any legal needs in the future.
Patrick Rose, Bicycle Client
From Bike Law 101: Tips for Handling a Bike Case in Ohio and Kentucky:
Best CLE I ever attended.
I contacted Chris Carville following a citation I received while riding my bike. The details of the citation made little sense in the context of the conditions at the time. I was worried that points would be assessed to my driver's license, despite my not operating a motor vehicle at the time, as the ticket was to be processed by a Mayor's Court, which are notorious for their rapid and coercive processing of tickets. Chris was professional from the start and provided me with a clear and realistic expectation of what to expect going forward. Chris's presence in negotiation with municipal officials put me at ease in what would otherwise be an imposing situation and he ensured that the citation did not impact my driving record. Should I require legal representation in the future I will consult Carville Legal Counsel.
B.G., Bicycle Client
Last summer I was forced off the road by a car carrier while I was riding my bike. The semi overcame me just as I was entering into a one lane right hand turn. His back wheels narrowly missed crushing me and I was thrown over the handlebars, taking the brunt of the fall on my mouth and chin. The driver proceeded to travel down the road. I landed in the gutter not believing that I was still alive. I was in terrible pain but I was choking on my own blood and I forced myself to stand and breathe. The driver had stopped and walked back towards me as I spit mouthfuls of blood into the grass and on the pavement. He said he would get me a paper towel from his truck- and then he drove off.
Without a witness to my accident, it seemed that this would be just one more tough luck story. But my boyfriend was adamant that we contact Chris Carville. Chris was fantastic from the moment we first talked. He was knowledgeable about the rights of cyclists and committed to helping me with my case. He worked with the police to obtain evidence and track down the driver and his employer. Their insurance company tried to brush us off, but Chris persevered and he set things straight.
Ten months later we received a check from the trucking company’s insurer. I no longer look like the walking dead, my broken thumb has healed and I still have all my teeth. All the bruises have faded. I have to thank Chris, because even though the law was on my side, there would have been no justice without his hard work. Thank you, Chris- we are all sharing the road!
Chris helped us with an auto-accident where the at-fault driver had serious coverage issues. Chris was able to use his experience and industry relationships to convince the Insurer to provide coverage and an excellent outcome for us. He kept us informed throughout the process and always promptly responded to our questions, which is a rarity in this business. Thank you Chris!
Anne, Personal Injury Client
Going through a set of injuries, knowing how to get through the steps correctly and easily is not an easy set of tasks. Having someone to guide and help me through it was very helpful. Also, having someone who knows very well how to navigate the waters of insurance and recovery and being empathetic and easy to reach by phone and email is also very helpful and Chris did all of these. He even answered my call while he was outside riding his bicycle. Not many attorneys will go to the trouble of taking care of their client like he does. The process was made easier and I’m thankful to have had his help and wouldn’t consider going to anyone else.
Nice job and thank you!
Barry Reid, D.C.
Chris represented me following an auto accident. He made the whole process easy and painless. Chris’s communication, responsiveness, and support were strong and very much appreciated. With his help, we were ultimately able to settle without going to trial, resulting in a better-than-expected outcome. I highly recommend Chris.
Former Client, R.B.
Being a cyclist I recalled hearing Steve Magas on the radio on several occasions. Steve was interviewed relating to cycling laws and cyclist issues. After listening to Steve I decided if I ever had an issue I would want a lawyer with a knowledge in my hobby to represent me.
After my accident I told my wife to contact Steve for help. The decision was a good one. Steve brought in Chris Carville to assist in my case.
Both Steve and Chris were invaluable with dealing with all the hospital bills and general knowledge of the process. Chris and Steve met with my wife and I to discuss the case and completely explained the process.
This was a very difficult time for me and my family. Having Chris and Steve to guide us through the process and take care of the outside influences was invaluable.
I would strongly recommend both Chris and Steve for their knowledge and compassion.
Rick P., Cyclist
I attended a NBI construction law seminar where Chris was a presenter. Chris was definitely one of the better presenters at any CLE course I have ever taken. His talk on insurance was extremely helpful and easy to follow.
S.W., Contract Risk Manager
Carville was the best, most well prepared, speaker I have ever seen at an NBI seminar.
From A National Business Institute Seminar Entitled Ohio Uninsured And Underinsured Motorist Law – Made Simple
We had the pleasure of working with Chris Carville and Steve Magas through a highly specialized insurance review and negotiation process for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, a charitable cycling program. From Day 1, they exemplified everything one could or would hope for in an advocate. An example: their use of the word “we” or “us”. They always self- identified as part of our team advocating for our team’s safety. In the end, they found the perfect balance between being professional while at the same time seeing this as personal. Their knowledge and expertise is second to none; ultimately negotiating the best outcome for all parties which will help sustain the program well into the future. We highly recommend these gentlemen!
Tara Ploeger, Director JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes
John Dallman, JDRF Ride Volunteer and Advocate
I’m an avid cyclist and was struck by a car while riding. After several stressful months of handling the insurance claim on my own, a fellow cyclist gave me Chris Carville’s contact information. When I reached out to him, he kindly reviewed the police report and gave me a free consultation over the phone. Chris being a cyclist himself, was able to empathize and provide a wealth of information regarding my situation. My wife and I decided to move forward with having Chris represent us. From that moment on, we couldn’t have been more thankful for the services Chris provided. His knowledge of the law, communication, and his advocacy on our behalf alleviated the stress of handling the insurance claim. We were very pleased with our final settlement and Chris’s guidance through that part of the process. Not only is Chris a phenomenal attorney, but a great man of integrity and a joy to work with. We could not recommend Chris with higher regards!
Greg and Jess T.
I have worked with Chris for many years. He is one of the smartest guys I know. He recently had the opportunity to try a construction case for us. His evaluation of the case was unwavering and his performance in the courtroom was exemplary. The damages portion of the case was particularly complex and the subject of several expert witnesses’ testimony. The Plaintiffs demanded $1,300,000.00 and the verdict was under $115,000.00 and well within his exposure analysis. I would highly recommend Chris as experienced trial counsel to anyone considering his services.
James McLean. Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy
Chris represented us at a difficult time in our lives. Everyone knows that their home is their castle and our home experienced significant damage due to matters entirely out of our control. Chris represented our interests well. He clearly understood the factual and legal issues at play and was readily available to discuss all aspects of the case. We were pleased with the ultimate resolution of the case and would highly recommend Chris.
Former Clients, Chris and Maureen
We highly recommend Chris Carville to handle your legal matters. We were defendants in a lawsuit; a lawsuit that was completely fraudulent (at least in our opinion). We were very nervous during this time, and Chris put us at ease every time we discussed the case with him. He kept us up to date on everything that was going on, and constantly assured us that everything was going to be fine. The case was eventually dismissed.
Former Clients, Joseph and Christina
Chris represented our company during a very long, stressful and difficult lawsuit. He did a great job communicating and leading us through a situation that was very new for us. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case and plan to continue working with Chris for our business and contract needs.
John Hite, President of Clearcreek Construction
Chris represented me and my rental properties business for over 7 years. Chris not only has exceptional attention to detail, but also was organized, thorough, and tactical in dealing with the other party’s lawyers. He went above and beyond to get to know me as a client and prepared me well for deposition questioning. Chris was successful in the courts and brought about a satisfactory resolution to my suits. I am confident that you will be happy with his professional representation.
Chris Carville has represented our firm on several professional liability claims and always had a deep understanding of the legal matters relevant to the case at hand. Chris is easy to work with and I would not hesitate to use Chris should I ever have my own personal matters requiring legal counsel.
Chris represented our company and our Driver in a lengthy litigation involving multiple plaintiffs. We believed our driver was in the right and Chris did not waver in maintaining that position. Ultimately the Plaintiffs dismissed their case less than 24 hours before the first day of trial. Chris kept us informed and did a great job of preparing our people for depositions and trial. We would recommend him as trial counsel without qualification.
Former Trucking Client
I have worked with Chris on a number of insurance defense cases for many years. He has always been professional, timely, and very knowledgeable in his field. I enjoyed working with Chris, especially with complex and sensitive cases.
Kimberly Link, SCLA,CISR, AIC Lit. Specialist III PERSO
In a difficult period in my life, I found myself in dire need of legal representation. It was an unfamiliar, scary situation, but I was very lucky to be represented by Chris. The entire time that he handled my case, Chris was professional, responsive, upbeat but factual, and very kind and calming in his communications. He timely produced a fair outcome in what could have been lengthy trial. I put my trust in him and it was the smartest thing I could have done. I unequivocally recommend Chris Carville’s legal services.
Former Client, Anna
In 2017 a company that I hired to scrape and paint the ceiling had an accident where one of its employees fell suffering major injuries including broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. Not only was the painting company sued, his family also tried to sue my business and family. The potential ramifications of going to trial could have been devastating not only for my business but our family too if it hadn’t been for the legal expertise of Attorney Chris Carville. Everything was handled in a very professional manner. Not only did he handle the entire process but also saved me from going to a lengthy trial with the possibility of a large verdict. If you are facing any kind of legal action, do not try and navigate the court system alone. Hire Attorney Chris Carville to represent you!
Bryan, Former Client
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Chris Carville in several cases. He was always timely and thorough which are both a necessity in the legal environment. He could be counted on to provide assistance and direction whenever I reached out to him. I appreciated his professional, knowledgeable and candid advice. He was a great defender and representative for his clients.
Tracy, Former Colleague
Chris Carville really takes the time to listen patiently and understand the issues. His work in creating visuals is extremely helpful. He is excellent at analyzing the various issues and coordinating cooperation among multiple parties in order to resolve litigation in a very favorable manner. He is a very pleasant and professional attorney. I highly recommend him.
Debra H., Attorney, Claims Professional
Being in the insurance industry I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of attorneys—both defense attorneys and plaintiff attorneys. I had the pleasure of working with Chris for several years at State Auto and would recommend him for many reasons. He is not only excellent from a litigation strategy standpoint; he is also invested in the relationship with his clients.
Jennifer Klase, MBA, CPCU, SCLA
Working with Chris was the best experience with an attorney, ever! Chris was a total Professional through the entire process. He was awesome!
Don, Contractor Client