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Product Liability

Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel

Transportation Law

Workers' Compensation


Capital University Law School, J.D. (1985)

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. (1982)

American University 

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Joseph J. Golian


250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 280
Columbus, OH 43215-5086
T: 866-226-9645
D: 614-258-6000
F: 888-811-7144

Joseph J. Golian is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Columbus office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of tort defense, workers' compensation, civil litigation, class action, commercial litigation, premises liability, product liability law, railroad litigation, and risk/claims management, with a particular emphasis in commercial vehicle transportation.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  Insurance Law and Transportation Law

Representative Matters:

  • Estate of Joseph Foreman v. U.S. Xpress, Inc., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (2010):  the case was tried on issue of liability, damages and punitive damages
  • Estate of Luella Brim v. Prime, Inc., Allen County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. CV 2007 0424 (2007):  wrongful death matter; defense verdict
  • James Lennon v. NS and Renzenberger, Inc., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (2010):  FELA claim tried with multiple defendants and a death; defense verdict in favor of NS and Renzenberger
  • Matthew Lingo v. Ohio Central Railroad, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 03 CVH-11-12962 (2005):  FELA claim and violation of safety device; plaintiff suffered a degloving injury and two subsequent amputations to his leg and other significant injuries with permanent disability; verdict amount was in line with what defendant offered prior to trial
  • Charles Herman, Representative of the Estate of Barbara Corbin v. Relco Locomotives, et. al., United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 00 CV 7155 and 99 CV 7352:  case involved a locomotive remote control device; decedent was killed while using the device to operate a locomotive/train; summary judgment in favor of Relco Locomotives
  • Brenda Hickman v. Provident Life and Accident, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division:  individual disability claim by plaintiff who had a policy which contained own occupation disability language; plaintiff was in upper management and alleged multiple disabling injuries/conditions; verdict in favor of defendant

Speaking Engagements:

  • Lecturer on transportation matters including driver deposition preparation, transportation trial matters and tactics, claim investigation, claim handling, and corporate witness preparation for various entities
  • Litigation-Claim Resolution (Faculty Member and Presenter), TIDA Skills Seminar, 2007–2014
  • "2014 Cargo Seminar and Skills Course" (Skills Course Presenter); TIDA event; Tempe, Arizona; March 2014
  • "Accident Reconstruction – What Evidence is There? How to Gather It and How to Avoid Spoliation" (Presenter); CLM Transportation Mini Conference; Cleveland, Ohio; June 2013
  • "Preparing Drivers for Litigation" (Presenter), CLM Transportation Webinar, June 2012
  • "The Credible Corporate Witness:  What Does it Take to Prepare the Corporate Representative for Deposition?" (Presenter), CLM 2012 Annual Conference
  • Trucking Litigation and DOT Regulations (Presenter), Lorman Education Services CLE Seminar, January 2007

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits


  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance (Transportation Committee Member and Webinar Development Subcommittee Chair)
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (Skills Course Faculty)

Community Involvement:

  • Motts Military Museum (Board of Directors)


  • J.D., Capital University Law School (1985)
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College (1982), Economics
  • The American University (1980 full semester), Economic Policy Study