Gerald V. Southard



Gerald Southard is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.  He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  Gerald graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2015.

Prior to joining Rolfes Henry, Gerald worked at Cincinnati Insurance Co. for over 9 years as a Commercial Lines underwriter, with experience in both property and casualty coverage.  He holds designations as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in General Insurance, and an Associate in Commercial Underwriting from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.  Gerald uses his extensive underwriting background in his work for the Firm’s coverage practice group.

Gerald is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and participates in the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Insurance Coverage Committee.


Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Juris Doctor, 2015

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2006

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Western District of Arkansas

State Courts:

  • State of Ohio

Notable Experience

Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and an Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) from the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation