Matthew R. Planey

Partner
614-229-4514
mplaney@cbjlawyers.com

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Biography

Matt Planey was born in Youngstown, Ohio and has more than 18 years of experience in first-party and third-party insurance defense litigation. His practice includes matters of personal injury defense, product liability defense, and construction litigation, as well as significant involvement in coverage disputes, providing coverage opinions, defense of extra-contractual/bad faith punitive damage claims, and investigation of fraudulent arson and theft claims. He has advised clients on the analysis of insurance policy language, the formulation of strategies for good-faith claims and the handling of claims, and on conducting investigations of coverage issues and suspected fraudulent claims.

Matt has given presentations to fellow lawyers and insurance representatives in various topics involving insurance coverage and the defense of bad faith claims. Matt has also gained experience in fire and first-party property damage litigation, and has conducted jury trials throughout Ohio in both state and federal courts.

Professional Experience

2016-Present
Crabbe, Brown & James – Partner
2003-2016
Crabbe, Brown & James – Associate
1996-2003
Pfau, Pfau & Marando – Associate

1994-1996
Wagoner & Steinberg – Law Clerk
1994
Seventh District Court of Appeals – Law Clerk
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Bar Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
State of Ohio

Professional Organizations

2010-Present
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
2009-Present
Morrow County Bar Association
2008-Present
Columbus Claims Association
2004-Present
The Defense Research Institute
2003-Present
Columbus Bar Association
1998-Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
1996-Present
Ohio State Bar Association
1996-2003
Mahoning County Bar Association

Education

University of Toledo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Youngstown State University, B.S. History/Political Science, summa cum laude, 1993

Community Involvement

2013-Present
Volunteer Judge, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education
2008-Present
Northmor Youth Baseball Association