dyer, garofalo, mann, and schultz

What is DGMS?

DGMS or Dyer, Garofalo, Mann, and Schultz

Learn more about your hometown law firm

The Tiger Law Firm Mascot

We have been involved in settlements and verdicts for our clients totaling over 5 BILLION dollars!

Who is DGMS?

How DGMS was Started

DGMS began with Mike Dyer and Doug Mann. Two lawyers who were looking to make a difference for regular people. Doug had been working for an insurance company. However, his job had been to work in the interest of the insurance company and break holes into the stories of the insured. He wasn’t satisfied. He wanted to make a difference in the community and do something good. With his experience from insurance he knew just how to make a case go through but he would need a team to make his dream a reality. That’s when he meet Mike Dyer who had a similar dream of making injury cases easier for the average person. Together they joined up with Carmine Garofalo and Schultz to create a law firm they could feel proud of. It’s been 30 years now and with many many appearances on TV, the Tiger lawyer is still going strong.


If our firm is our second family, our clients are our extended family. We are committed to making sure our clients receive the highest possible level of service. We understand how difficult it is to deal with insurance companies and legal trouble and we’re here to help. You’ve suffered an injury – the last thing you need to worry about is the service your law firm is providing. We have experience beyond the legal field, including work in insurance adjusting and defense, criminal prosecution, nursing, and more. In addition to a group of highly experienced attorneys, our law firm has a staff of paralegals, legal assistants, and support personnel. No matter the cause of your injury, we have the resources and experience to get you the compensation you deserve with personal injury lawyers you can trust.

Should You Call DGMS?

We have a 30 year track record of winning large cases and small cases alike. We take every case seriously and work with you through the entire process.

Professional Recognition

Awards & Recognition

DGMS has strived to become one of the most recognized law firms in Dayton Ohio and every year we strive to continue that streak of excellence. Many of the awards we receive honor our lawyers and their professional work to help and support our clients. At DGMS our staff and our firm are award winning, helpful, and ready to start your case.

Super Lawyers Rated

Super Lawyers Recognition

Only 5% of the attorneys in each state are chosen each year for the Super Lawyers® list, and no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars® list. Selecting attorneys for inclusion on the 2019 New England Super Lawyers® lists involves a rigorous, multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on multiple indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 5,000 members located throughout the country. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.


Professional Excellence 2020

Martindale-Hubbell ratings are designed to help individuals who are in need of legal services connect with an experienced and qualified attorney or firm that has the highest ethical standards. Its purpose is to help people choose the right attorney for their specific legal issue.

Top Places to Work

Top Work Places

Winning the Top Workplaces award is proof-positive your organization really does put its people first. Top Workplaces awards are based solely on feedback captured from one, five-minute employee engagement survey


Best Lawyers 2020

Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.

Peoples Choice Award

People's Choice

The People's Choice award recognizes businesses that have outstanding reviews and customer service experiences.

A+ Ranking with the BBB

BBB A+ Rating

BBB ratings represent the BBB's opinion of how the business is likely to interact with its customers. The BBB rating is based on information BBB is able to obtain about the business, including complaints received from the public. BBB seeks and uses information directly from businesses and from public data sources.


Nominated Best Places to Work 2020

To determine the honorees, the DBJ used Quantum Research to survey employees of nominated companies on staff engagement, team effectiveness, manager effectiveness and other workplace best-practices. The results of the employee surveys are then tallied and the companies are ranked from highest score to lowest within each size category.


Expertise: Best Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer in Dayton Ohio

We scored Dayton Personal Injury Attorneys and Dayton Car Accident Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

The Team at Dyer, Garofalo, Mann, and Schultz

Helping Our community

DGMS & FLOC Children's Charity

Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz is happy to be frequently involved with FLOC Dayton to do our part to help the community. Christmas for Kids is one of our favorite programs; we’re privileged to have the opportunity to help make Christmas special for many children that would otherwise likely be missing out on the season’s festivities.

The Tiger Law Firm Mascot

Giving back to the arts

DGMS Tiger Safety Calendars

Every year the law firm of Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz is proud to host the Tiger Safety Calendar Contest for all local schools in the Miami Valley. Entrants are challenged to submit an art piece that depicts a safety tip or rule with our tiger for a chance to win cash prizes not only for themselves, but their schools as well. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support our local schools and their art programs and to get the word out about safety awareness. 

Who is the Tiger lawyer?

Although Doug Mann has famously played the Tiger lawyer on TV and now in our Youtube videos on legal rights and cases, we believe that our whole team makes up the Tiger Lawyer. Our staff will take your call and make sure that you’re appointment is set and you are up to date and our lawyers will fight for you and help you get the largest settlement for your case.

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