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Gregory D. Rankin

Phone: (614) 233-4728

After trying over 100 cases involving serious injury and death claims, including 27 medical malpractice trials, I’m honored to have been designated by my peers as Martindale–Hubbell "A-V" rated ("Very High to Preeminent" and ethical reputation "Very High"), listed in "Ohio Super Lawyers” in the field of general negligence, included by "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of medical malpractice, and named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. I also serve as Lane Alton’s managing partner.


  • Earned the Martindale-Hubbell "A-V" peer-rated designation (legal ability "Very High to Preeminent" and general ethical reputation "Very High")
  • Named to "Ohio Super Lawyers" in the field of general negligence
  • Named as one of "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of medical malpractice
  • Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers

Significant Cases

  • Troyer v Janis (2012), 132 Ohio St. 3d
  • Malone v. Courtyard by Marriott P'ship. (1996), 74 Ohio St. 3d 440
  • 155 N. High v. Cincinnati Ins. Co. (1995), 72 Ohio St. 3d 423
  • Powell v. Grant Med. Ctr. (2002), 148 Ohio App. 3d 1
  • Wheeler v. Wise (1999), 133 Ohio App. 3d 564
  • Monsler v. Cincinnati Casualty Co. (1991), 74 Ohio App. 3d 321
  • Hubner v. Sigall (1988), 47 Ohio App. 3d 15
  • Jarrell v. Woodland Mfg. (1982), 7 Ohio App. 3d 320
  • Reese v. K-Mart Corp. (1981), 3 Ohio App. 3d 123

Other Professional Experience

  • Assistant Prosecutor, Pickaway County, Ohio (1977-78)


  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1977
  • Albion College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1979
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Former member)
  • Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Former member; Executive Committee 1988-1992)


Numerous lectures and presentations to physicians and medical students regarding medical malpractice in Ohio.

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