Practice groups


Insurance Law and Litigation

Medical Malpractice Defense

Professional Liability Defense

Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel


Capital University Law School, J.D. (2007)

University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (2003)

Bar Admissions


Ray S. Pantle

Special Counsel

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

Ray S. Pantle is special counsel at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate representation, insurance defense, personal injury litigation, premises liability, medical and other professional malpractice, and railroad litigation, with a particular emphasis on legal research and writing.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pantle practiced with several law firms in Columbus, Ohio, providing counsel to insurance companies and business entities. While in law school, he completed externships with the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley and the Honorable John D. Holschuh of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, as well as served as Executive Notes Editor and Research Editor of Capital University Law Review.

Representative Matters:

  • Woods v. Riverside Methodist Hospital, 10th Dist. No. 11AP-689, 2012-Ohio-3139:  secured dismissal of medical malpractice action against physician because plaintiffs’ affidavit of merit alleging “the standard of care was breached by one or more of the defendants to the action” did not comply with Civil Rule 10(D)(2)
  • Harris v. Levy, 10th Dist. No. 1AP-301, 2012-Ohio-21:  successfully argued that the trial court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s legal malpractice action after giving her a reasonable time to retain and disclose an expert was proper
  • Burk v. Opritza, 5th Dist. No. 200-CA-0016, 2009-Ohio-5649:  won summary judgment in favor of insured driver in a negligence action brought by passenger, whereby the claim was barred by the statute of limitations, and the amended complaint adding the insured as a defendant did not relate back to the original complaint
  • Kirby v. Barletto, 10th Dist. No. 09AP-158, 2009-Ohio-5090:  obtained post-verdict setoff in favor of State Farm for amount insured received in settlement of his claim against tortfeasor
  • Bell v. Nichols, 10th Dist. No. 09AP-438, 2009-Ohio-4851:  persuaded court that the plaintiffs’ collateral attack upon the judgment rendered in a prior appropriations case filed in Madison County was barred by the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel
  • Erie Insurance Company v. Paradise, 5th Dist. No. 2008CA00084, 2009-Ohio-4005:  prevailed in summary judgment for the insurer by demonstrating that the girlfriend of the insured’s son lacked implied consent to drive the vehicle and therefore was not an insured under the terms of the automobile insurance policy

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Columbus Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • CASA of Franklin County
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus (Volunteer Attorney)


  • J.D., Capital University Law School (2007), summa cum laude; Order of the Curia; recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® in Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Litigation, Decedents’ Estates, Remedies, and Legal Drafting
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh (2003), summa cum laude, English Writing