Congratulations to Newly Promoted Partners, Luke Baker & Dave Sherman

  CRUG is pleased to announce that attorneys Luke Baker and Dave Sherman have been promoted to Partner October 1, 2022. In a short number of years, Luke Baker (L), in our Columbus office has honed and expanded his civil litigation experience as a team litigator in a number of large complex cases, while also […]

CRUG Trial News

September, 2022.  Megan Stricker, a Partner in CRUG’s Cleveland Office, recently tried a motor vehicle accident case to jury verdict in Geauga County, Ohio:  Edward Taton, et al. v. Thaddeus Brennan, et al.  Despite the plaintiff claiming tens of thousands of dollars in economic and non-economic damages in an admitted liability case, Megan convinced the jury to […]

CRUG Announces 5 Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023 in America

Collins, Roche, Utley & Garner is proud to have 5 lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023 in America. These attorneys are established leaders in their practice areas. Congratulations (L-R) Paul Eklund (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants), David Lester (Insurance Law), Patrick F. Roche (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants), Richard Garner (Insurance Law) and David Orlandini (Construction Law).

CRUG Obtains Jury Trial Defense Verdict for Tree Service Company in Negligence Action Claim

In Cerne, et al. v. VanCuren Services, Inc., et al., Lake C.P. No. 21CVV000731 (March 9, 2022), after a 3-day jury trial Patrick M. Roche received a defense verdict for a tree service company and its employee that had a negligence action brought against them by a landscaper who sustained injuries when his hand was […]


    Released November 4, 2021– Collins, Roche, Utley & Garner is pleased to announce that we have again been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in two regions and in three practice areas.  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the eleventh consecutive year, announce “Best […]

Congratulations to Newly Promoted Partner, Sunny Horacek

Congratulations to our Newly Promoted Partner Sunny Horacek!  CRUG is pleased to announce that Sunny has been promoted to partner, effective October 1, 2021. In just a little over six years at CRUG, Sunny has honed and expanded her civil litigation talent handling insurance coverage claims, bad faith, construction litigation, product liability, and personal injury […]