Phillip M. Sarnowski

Associate
Columbus
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.463.9770
F 614.463.9792
P 614.463.9770 | F 614.463.9792

Overview

Mr. Sarnowski solves legal problems for individual companies in the transportation, retail, and insurance industries. He defends matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, and toxic torts, among other areas.

As a member of Roetzel's Emergency Response Team, Mr. Sarnowski is available around-the-clock for immediate and proactive response to trucking accidents and other catastrophic losses. He is prepared to personally handle matters from the initial rapid response call through final resolution—whether that be pre-suit, mediation, summary judgment, trial, or appeal.  

Mr. Sarnowski represents clients in Ohio State and Federal Courts.

Experience
  • Successfully defended individuals in defamation lawsuit, winning summary judgment on all claims.
  • Represented landlord in premises liability lawsuit arising out of an alleged dangerous condition on the property. Won motion for summary judgment on all claims asserted, which was affirmed on appeal. 
  • Successfully defended retail operation in premises liability lawsuit with a $1,100,000 demand from Plaintiff, winning summary judgment on all claims asserted against our client. 
  • Assisted freight broker with operating agreement and various business needs associated with new partnership. 
  • Represented numerous employers in workers’ compensation disputes at Industrial Commission hearings throughout Ohio. 
  • Successfully represented multiple motor carriers in personal injury, wrongful death, and survival actions throughout Ohio, favorably resolving matters for our clients. 
     
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Capital University Law School, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Capital University Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Moot Court, American Bar Association National Team Member (2015-2016; 2016-2017)
    • Mock Trial, American Association of Justice Team Member (2016-2017)
    • Order of the Barristers Award
    • Ambassador Award
  2. Youngstown State University, B.B.A., Finance

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2020, 2021) 
  • Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy
  • Columbus Bar Association Barrister Leadership Program

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Trucking Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures (Dec 15, 2020)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Tolls Litigation Deadlines and Timelines (Mar 29, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    Phillip Sarnowksi Joins Roetzel’s Columbus Office as Associate (Aug 12, 2019)

Overview

Mr. Sarnowski solves legal problems for individual companies in the transportation, retail, and insurance industries. He defends matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, and toxic torts, among other areas.

As a member of Roetzel's Emergency Response Team, Mr. Sarnowski is available around-the-clock for immediate and proactive response to trucking accidents and other catastrophic losses. He is prepared to personally handle matters from the initial rapid response call through final resolution—whether that be pre-suit, mediation, summary judgment, trial, or appeal.  

Mr. Sarnowski represents clients in Ohio State and Federal Courts.

Experience
  • Successfully defended individuals in defamation lawsuit, winning summary judgment on all claims.
  • Represented landlord in premises liability lawsuit arising out of an alleged dangerous condition on the property. Won motion for summary judgment on all claims asserted, which was affirmed on appeal. 
  • Successfully defended retail operation in premises liability lawsuit with a $1,100,000 demand from Plaintiff, winning summary judgment on all claims asserted against our client. 
  • Assisted freight broker with operating agreement and various business needs associated with new partnership. 
  • Represented numerous employers in workers’ compensation disputes at Industrial Commission hearings throughout Ohio. 
  • Successfully represented multiple motor carriers in personal injury, wrongful death, and survival actions throughout Ohio, favorably resolving matters for our clients. 
     

Education

  1. Capital University Law School, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Capital University Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Moot Court, American Bar Association National Team Member (2015-2016; 2016-2017)
    • Mock Trial, American Association of Justice Team Member (2016-2017)
    • Order of the Barristers Award
    • Ambassador Award
  2. Youngstown State University, B.B.A., Finance

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2020, 2021) 
  • Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy
  • Columbus Bar Association Barrister Leadership Program

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Trucking Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures (Dec 15, 2020)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Tolls Litigation Deadlines and Timelines (Mar 29, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Thirty Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List (Dec 8, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    Phillip Sarnowksi Joins Roetzel’s Columbus Office as Associate (Aug 12, 2019)