About Us

We have successfully represented plaintiffs in civil matters for more than 30 years.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty has devoted itself to protecting the rights of Ohioan’s and their families from abuses of big business and insurance companies. As the preeminent Columbus area injury law firm, Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty have represented thousands of our neighbors and friends and have recovered over $200 million for our clients. Our focus has been and will be to serve the people and families we represent and the communities in which we live.

Our History

Established over 30 years ago as Plymale and Associates, the firm was located in downtown Columbus. In 1991, Michael Geiser was hired as an associate. Mike had worked as a clerk for the firm while completing his law degree at The Ohio State University. In May, 1993, Andrew Cecil joined the firm. Andy had been with a local insurance defense firm representing clients such as Nationwide, Allstate, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and Walmart, among others.

In 1997, Mike and Andy were made Partners in the firm. In 2003, they were made Managing Partners. The firm changed its name to Cecil & Geiser LLC in 2009.

With an eye toward serving the next generation of Ohioan’s the firm named both Sydney McLafferty and J Scott Bowman as Partners in July, 2015. Like Mike Geiser, both Sydney and Scott started clerking with the firm while at law school. Having successfully handled hundreds of cases and several complex litigations, Sydney is considered one of the rising legal stars in the Columbus area.  Scott worked 9 years at Cecil & Geiser, before leaving for another firm. Scott is well known for his ability in the courtroom and is a Board Certified. Board Certification is only awarded to the top 1% of trial lawyers.

Our Commitment to You

We take pride in our ability to deliver superior service and results for our clients. Unlike many other firms our lawyers live and work in the Columbus area. Your case will be handled by a lawyer, not a legal assistant or case worker. When we take on a case we will relentlessly pursue it and strive to get you everything you are entitled to. We are so confident in our ability to get a positive result that, if we don’t win a verdict or settlement, there is no cost to you.

You don’t have to take our word on our client’s satisfaction, take a look at what they have to say. Our staff and lawyers take pride in their work and community.